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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This Week in Crime: Nostalgic Bit of Americana Menaces Cyclists

The-Daisy-air-Rifleman-50'.jpgTwo cyclists riding south of Franklin Farms were menaced by a nostalgic bit of Americana:

Police are investigating two suspected shooting incidents that occurred within an hour of each other on June 1.

County police from the Reston district station said around 8:47 p.m., a 47-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were riding their bicycles in Reston near the intersection of Fairfax County Parkway and Rugby Road when they heard a series of noises.

Police said the woman then noticed a minor injury to her leg from something striking her.

Police said around 9:41 p.m. the same day, a 26-year-old man driving a 2006 passenger bus was driving on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway near Alder Woods Drive when his passenger window shattered. Police think the injury and damage in both cases was caused by a BB-style pellet.
Just remember, folks: when BB guns are outlawed, only 7-year-old outlaws will have BB guns.


  1. At least it wasn't in Reston where they would have called in the SWAT team and helicopters and arrested the offenders and thrown them in jail and thrown away the key because BY GOLLY, NO ONE should have guns in Reston. It just isn't RIGHT!

  2. @anon:

    Let me put this succinctly:


  3. Anyone remember Jean Shepard? (on WOR)..... On Christmas Story?, "Your going to shoot your eye out!"

    We had a great Smart Mart farmers market today. One man came out of West Virginia with piles of home grown tomatoes that actually tasted like tomatoes! Delicious! A month from now they will be common and everyone will have them.

  4. I did not realize the 7100 and Rugby Rd was considered Reston. Color me surprised.

  5. Dear heart, there are two kinds of people in this world: Restonians and those who want to be Restonians. That intersection is in the near suburbs of Reston.

    But, if you hadn't noticed, that intersection is also on the Gulag's side of the railroad tracks. These aren't just wannabe Restonians; they're wannabe Gulagniki, gawd bless their hides.


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