But that doesn’t mean we couldn’t have some fun. At halftime of the US-Slovenia World Cup game (at that point, 2-0, and ever-so-painful to think about), WLDC’s fearless editor, Tom Bridge, presented Aaron Morrissey with a partially warm, Passion Fruit Smirnoff Ice. Aaron, with no ice to block it, was forced to accept.
His acceptance speech? “I’d probably rather drink this Passion Fruit Smirnoff Ice than watch the U.S. soccer game right now.” Well, the good news is that Landon Donovan halved the deficit. The bad news is that the DC blogging Ice war has begun.
Yesterday afternoon thieves entered The Northface Clothing Store on M Street in Georgetown, stole a large amount of merchandise and held the pursuing security officer at gunpoint before making their getaway.
At around 1:45pm, five suspects entered the store, removed a significant amount of merchandise, exited the store without paying and got into an awaiting dark colored, 4 door, Mercury Marquis parked on 36th and Prospect Streets. Then, according to Lieutenant John M. Hedgecock of the MPD, “The [Northface] security officer confronted the suspects within the vehicle. At this time, the driver of the vehicle pointed a silver handgun at the security officer and stated ‘back up’.” Fortunately, the security guard, employees and passersby were not hurt during the incident. A description of the suspects is pending further MPD updates.
The theft is interesting considering October reports by My Fox DC and DCist that undercover MPD officers would be donning Northface apparel in an attempt to nab thieves. Wonder if the two are in any way connected. Continue reading →
We here at We Love DC would like to say happy birthday to our interweb neighbors at DCist who turned five today. That’s like fifty years old in Internet years! I’d like to personally thank them for their Photo of the Day feature that helped energize my interest in photography, and no doubt countless other photographers. Between their Unbuckled concerts, their annual DCist Exposed photography show, and their great local news coverage, well, they go above and beyond the call of duty. Happy Birthday, DCist. We’ll understand if your Morning Roundup hits sometime around noon tomorrow.