Watch your pockets at the sporting events, folks, at least if you’re the helpful type. From the police blotter comes a story of a kind-hearted soul helping someone who tripped and fell in front of him outside RFK on Friday… only to have his wallet lifted by the shill’s accomplice while he was helping him up.
“c1 reports while exiting gate a at rfk stadium, s1 appeared to trip in front of him. c1 went to assist s1 to his feet at that time s2 removed various prop from c1’s pocket.”
You should also be careful of you car if you’re not one of the carfree DC crowd. Smash and grab in the district is up 10% from this time last year. I’d suggest you don’t leave anything in your car you’re not willing to be without. The trunk’s not a bad idea if you have a lockable interior release lever, though a determined thief with a crowbar can get in there too.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs