Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Editorial: Take the money and run


This week we report on a robbery where an unarmed security guard, while walking to the bank to make a large deposit, was ambushed, stabbed and released of the deposit bag in his possession. While one of the assailants was apprehended by a citizen, the other made good his escape, somehow losing the deposit bag at Central Park in his haste. Then, individuals at the park descended onto the bag of money like hungry vultures, ripping it open and spewing money everywhere in a cash free-for-all. I wasn’t there…but I can only imagine the sight of people battling for money now twice stolen.Milo's Center Robbed WEB-2
There are so many things just plain wrong with this scenario you have to wonder, WTF? (What the heck gosh darn oh my goodness I can’t believe it what were they thinking!) Let’s start from the beginning.
Why on Earth would an unarmed security guard be tasked with the responsibility of transporting a large amount of cash to the bank, alone, on foot and without proper protection? Obviously the assailants (who have not been named by the police yet but WE know who they are, and they are NOT nice guys) took their time to stake out their prey. It wouldn’t take long to figure out this security guard would be easy pickings. I’m not sure they needed to stab the poor guy, but I’m thinking he must have put up a proper fight, doing the best he could to do the job he was entrusted with. Kind of a tough situation when one is unarmed I would say. Even after being stabbed, the security guard pursued the scumbags and fortunately one of the attackers was apprehended by a concerned citizen.
Here is where the story gets even more ridiculous. Somehow, the deposit bag ended up at Central Park and instead of a responsible citizen retrieving it and handing it over to the police, people in the area decided it was theirs. Yup, that’s right, finders keepers, losers weepers, show me the money, don’t care where it came from its MINE, ALL MINE now! The hungry thieves even turned on each other in their scramble for the stolen cash, pushing, shoving and fighting over the money. Unbelievable….what is wrong with MY PEOPLE??? Have we lost all sense of morality? Are we so desperate we resort to this sort of barbaric behavior? Each man for himself, screw thy neighbor?
I’m afraid we have it wrong in our story titled “Security guard stabbed and robbed of deposit bag containing over $130K”. It wasn’t just two men who made off with stolen money; it was far more than that. This act of thievery was committed by countless people who helped themselves to something that wasn’t theirs, and they are all thieves as far as I’m concerned. Shame on you…shame on you all!!

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