Last week in Dayton, Ohio, a police officer went to a store to get security footage of a robbery that had taken place there earlier in the evening. When he walked in, however, another robbery was underway.
Let’s go to the videotape:
Bonus News Cut points if you noticed the following:
-1- It was a long time before anyone bothered to help the cop.
-2- The world’s largest man apparently helped subdue the suspect.
-3- It was apparently just another night in Dayton, given the way customers came and went.
-4- What is in the hand of the person in the yellow hat?
-5- A cop’s gun to the head doesn’t faze the criminals of Dayton, Ohio.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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