mr. st4rbux neighborhood

for those of you who think I live in the land of milk and honey here in sunny Montgomery County, here’s an excerpt from the local paper the other day:

Forest Oak Middle, Gaithersburg Middle and Gaithersburg Elementary schools were placed on Code Blue at 12:10 p.m., following a series of reports about a man armed with a handgun in the area, said Sgt. Rudy Wagner, a spokesman for Gaithersburg Police. The suspect had not located as of Tuesday afternoon.

A witness told police at about 11:40 a.m. that he saw what appeared to be a carjacking, but police later learned the incident involved a man with a silver handgun who was threatening another man, Wagner said.

The men then fled in separate directions — the armed man toward Girard Street and the other toward North Summit, Wagner said. The victim later told police he believed it might be a B.B. gun, Wagner said.

At 11:44 a.m., a parent dropping her child off at Forest Oak Middle, located at 651 Saybrooke Oaks Boulevard, called police and said she saw a man with a handgun, Wagner said.

The story ended with a SWAT team and tear gas at a house less than 100 yards away from our own front door.

Good times.

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5 responses to “mr. st4rbux neighborhood

  1. Well, you are in a suburb of DC, so I guess it was only a matter of time?
    Is Code Blue what might have been called “lock down” when I was in school?

  2. KP

    we have more shootings and violent crimes in little ole salisbury. but yeah its sad that you live in such a great neighborhood and in an affluent area and common thugs can rule the streets. guess we dont need laws though since you believe so much in personal liberty…so the guy with the gun is ok

  3. that’s exactly the kind of response I was expecting killer. thanks.

  4. KP

    w/e its sarcasm and you know it.

  5. Roberto

    Scary isn’t it. We bought our first house because it was in a quiet area where mostly older people lived. Within the first two weeks of living there we had a guy shot and robbed a few blocks away, some kids throw another kid who could not swim off a bridge to drown, and a hostage standoff across the street that included helicopter survailance, snipers, and an evacuation of all neighbors. It ended in a murder suicide. This crap is everywhere anymore.
    KP, I don’t ever want to even come back to that area because of the crap you guys have to put up with there. A bunch of small towns with big city problems.

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