Friday, July 13, 2007

Can I have a hug?

WaPo reported A grand feast of marinated steaks and jumbo shrimp was winding down, and a group of friends was sitting on the back patio of a Capitol Hill home, sipping red wine. Suddenly, a hooded man slid in through an open gate and put the barrel of a handgun to the head of a 14-year-old guest. "Give me your money, or I'll start shooting," he demanded, according to D.C. police and witness accounts.

The five other guests, including the girls' parents, froze -- and then one spoke. "We were just finishing dinner," Cristina "Cha Cha" Rowan, 43, blurted out. "Why don't you have a glass of wine with us?"
That is quick thinking, and something few would say when someone had a gun to a 14 year old's head.
The intruder took a sip of their Chateau Malescot St-Exupéry and said, "Damn, that's good wine." Then he tucked the gun into the pocket of his nylon sweatpants. "I think I may have come to the wrong house," he said, looking around the patio of the home in the 1300 block of Constitution Avenue NE. "I'm sorry," he told the group. "Can I get a hug?"
That is better than getting shot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I kept expecting the punchline, "Balogne, just like I've been feeding you."

This one incident will validate to Liberals that there's no need for people to own guns, they can simply disarm all criminals with a smile, a sip of wine and a hug.