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April 20, 2012

St. Louis bicycle crime blotter

Filed under: bicycling,Missouri — Tags: — Roger @ 3:00 pm

Borrowing a few words from my employer, the following incidents were listed in news accounts from St. Louis-area media. Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

Bicyclist shot in St. Louis neighborhood: A 64-year-old man suffered critical injuries about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday during a robbery attempt in the city’s Dutchtown neighborhood. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the man was riding his bike on South Grand Boulevard when a gunman approached him. The victim was shot in the back and arm when he tried to ride away.

Two bicyclists robbed at Washington University: Two Washington University students riding their bikes were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening. The Student Life newspaper reported that while the pair were riding on the 6000 block of Pershing Avenue, the robber knocked down one cyclist and stopped another and demanded their backpacks. The crime took place about 11:30 p.m.

Woman charged in crash that killed cyclist: The Post-Dispatch reports that Emily C. Hagan, 30, of Kirkwood, Mo., has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge of driving  while intoxicated in a crash that killed Samuel Scott while he was biking home from work about 11:20 p.m. Feb. 3 on Delmar Avenue in University City. Police said Hagan had a blood-alcohol level of 0.26 percent, more than three times the legal limit in Missouri. Police said Scott was killed when Hagan’s car rear-ended his bike a block away from his home.

The common thread among these incidents? They took place when it was dark outside.

Be careful out there, folks.

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  1. Stop the press!!!

    Not the only common thread is that “They took place when it was dark outside.” Don’t forget, they all involved cyclist, the west side of the Mississippi and in the confines of St. Louis. Bad city!

    So be careful, stay out of St. Louis on your bike and don’t cross the river ever. Stay home and hide in your bed or drive your car to a nice safe bar on the east side from the hours of 11pm to 4:30 am when these crimes occurred.

    Then you can drive home in daylight when nothing bad ever happens and motorist and the public are nice to all cyclists independent of race, religion or state of citizenship.


    Comment by TC — April 24, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

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