And, if you think a couple of days with temps ABOVE freezing was going to stick around for a bit...fageddaboudit!
We're BACK in the deep-freeze again...ALL week, with high today of barely reaching into the low 20s.
But, on the "up" side, there's no snow in the immediate forecast, but whatever ice is on the streets won't be going anyplace either..
(that's an UP side???)
So, brace yourselves for another run of COLD...as in DAMN cold.
Refill that hot cup of whatever you please, and let's see what's shivering today...
*** First out of the igloo today is more "gang unit "activity (can we stand the strain?)
Legends Bar located ar 4104 N. Clinton St.(formerly Mookie's - see archive post from 1 Nov 2011 for some back-story) early Saturday morning.
Here's the story link:
The gang unit was doing a stakeout at the bar because of a tip that stated that several gang members would be at the bar.
Detectives witnessed a fight break out between two males in front of the bar, and also saw the men pull out handguns and began firing at one another.
ONE male, Dujuane Woods, age 24 while the other male ran back inside the bar. Police followed, but were unable to find the shooter, who remains at-large.
And here's Woods's rap sheet:
Dujuane Woods - age 24 - male black - 5' 9", 165 lbs
What amazes me is how once again, no one saw where the shooter went...just like back on Halloween 2011 when one person was killed and two wounded. THAT shooter has never been caught.
-- Story number two involves another traffic stop that led to another pursuit.
This took place around 1657 hrs yesterday in the vicinity of S. Anthony Blvd. and Drexel Ave.
When police attempted a stop (for speeding), a chase ensued for about six minutes, ending up at Hanna and Lasselle Sts.
During the pursuit, the suspect tossed a handgun from the car window, which police recovered.
Arrested was Henry Purfoy III, age 23. He was apprehended after he bailed from the car (a white Buick LeSabre) and ran into the parking lot of Chapel Oaks Apartments at Buchanan St. and Greentree Ct.
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Gee, wonder if HE has a rap sheet?
Well, SOMEONE with his name has one, and I'm going with the one that seems the most likely, because there are others with the same name, but a different height and weight...plus the priors, age and time frames seem to fit.
Henry C Purifoy III -age 23 - male black - 5' 7", 156 lbs
You'd THINK they'd provide a mugshot of the perp, but no.
And, you'd ALSO think other media sources would be on this...again, no.
I wonder how WANE missed this one?
Guess it was only fair to toss a bone to WPTA?
Whatever the case, it's good to see SOMETHING being done...after ALL these years, but it will always come back to WHY has it taken THIS long to get the ball rolling with these thugs? I keep going back to my post from last week...more "whys" than anything else.
*** And in case you thought Darwin is not alive and well, here's a prime example that he in fact...IS:
This took place around 2000 hrs Saturday night on the city's NE side (where there is one LESS stupid person to be found)
A man was selling a firearm to a family member when the gun went off striking the man in the chest.
He later died of the wound.
And, of course, the FWPD PIO plays CAPTAIN OBVIOUS...but this is something that EVERY gun owner needs to have ingrained in their firearm psyche.
TREAT EVERY GUN AS IF IT IS LOADED...until you make SURE it really is...simple as that.
ONLY take a couple seconds; seconds which can determine whether someone lives...or dies.
Wish some of these gang members would display such carelessness a lot more frequently...make the job of the FWPD that much easier.
*** Lastly today...Wifey and I are still on the mend from what appears to have been a norovirus attack...gotta love that, hmm?
My appetite is not yet what it should be, and I have a sour stomach, but no real nausea.
Like I said, it'll take about a week to work it's way out of our systems.
Sure, you mind gets foggy when you're ill, but that is the time that you make sure you're not placing yourself at risk about the house.
You move slower, more purposed, and never try to cut any corners.
We tend to do that anyway, but more so now when you''re not 100%
I keep one firearm loaded (but not cocked)..just in case, while the others are ready to be loaded and fired if need be.
Even my BB pistols are on SAFE. You just don't want something to go wrong.
Safety should be the domain we all choose to live in, because if we don't, bad things can happen, usually at the worst time for the wrong reason.
Doesn't matter if it's going up or down the stairs, taking the car out, or cooking...the simplest of tasks when overlooked can be the catalyst for a tragedy.
And Lord knows this world (and all of our lives) have enough of them as it is. We don't need to add to them, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.