Thursday, August 18, 2005

Gundon Update

There is no cease-fire in London Ontario. The guns continue to roar as London officials suck more money from the provincial trough in hopes of becoming more like Toronto. I haven't heard of a drive-by shooting yet in London, but we have crazed emulators of Svend Robinson smashing jewerly cases in broad daylight at White Oaks Mall. If the robbers confess that they are suffering from a mental illness, will they be absolved from responsibility?

From the London Free Press:

In view of shoppers at the busy mall in the city's south end, four men walked into Anstett Jewellers -- near the food court -- and smashed jewelry cases with what witnesses said were sledgehammers.

An employee of a nearby store said she saw four people in the jewelry store with sledgehammers.

"They had some hammers and were smashing the hell out of (the cases). As soon as they got through the glass, they ran," she said.

The woman said the robbers fled through the Gap store as one of her colleagues called 911.

"I grabbed the customers and ran in the back (of the store)," she said. "Everything happened really fast. It felt like an hour but it was two to three minutes."

[..] The robbers fled, leading police on a chase that would become deadly.

Witnesses saw a gold Mercedes Benz SUV used as a getaway vehicle on Crawford Street about 2 p.m.

Sandra Vandenberge was in her house when she heard loud bangs she thought were firecrackers.

"I went outside and someone in (the gold SUV) was shooting at a guy behind him in a black truck," she said, adding the shooter was standing through the sunroof holding a long firearm.

Between four and five rapid shots were fired before the shooter ducked back into the SUV, she said.
According to another article from the scare press, the mall was attacked by terrorists:
"It was chaotic," said Mike Hurst, a station manager for Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

An AK-47 assault rifle -- an underworld and terrorist weapon of choice -- was found at the scene, a source said.

[..] "The guy was hanging out of the sunroof holding a gun," said a horrified Gus Kategiannis, who was on Wharncliffe and quickly realized the gunman had a high-powered weapon.

"I thought it was Iraq," said another witness, Demetrie Adamou.

[..] Tight-lipped police confirmed several shots were fired during the chase, but wouldn't say where along the route, or by whom.

The chase extended down busy streets and through suburban stretches of White Oaks and Lambeth.

Police said they had an undisclosed number of people in custody and were no longer seeking suspects in the heist.

6 comments:

Publius said...

"The guns continue to roar as London officials suck more money from the provincial trough in hopes of becoming more like Toronto."

You can't beat the real thing.

Pietr said...

I don't understand.You do or you don't like guns?
Me?
I'd love to fit my car with an MG42 under the bonnet.Send some git swerving off the road,wheels flying and tires shredded;teach him to go below the speed limit in front of me!(It has to be an MG42 this morning-I had a romantic dream about a German girl.)

MapMaster said...

Like guns, hate crime…

Pietr said...

Ah,now I see.
By the way,it was Heidi Klum.
I embraced her,moved my hands all over her body,then sensed I was waking up and kept quite still.
I delayed waking up for quite a while.
I suggest every red blooded male tries this if no actual Klum-substitute is available on waking.
That was a nice dress she was wearing too.
Quite why we were both involved in a children's water fight escapes me,but I was glad to meet her.
Of course,this is one way of staying sane when no guns are available to preserve sanity in the external world.
Except for occasional jerk-off cop who fires eight rounds into a restrained,prone,innocent man.
He would still be a good cop-if he committed suicide.

MapMaster said...

Now I'm going to have to look up Heidi Klum, and I'm supposed to be working!

Anonymous said...

"we have crazed emulators of Svend Robinson smashing jewerly cases in broad daylight at White Oaks Mall."

Svend doesn't have the gonads to smash things... he did a secretive grab while a clerk's back was turned.