A disturbing report caught my eye in the Courant today:
Teens Sought In Theft Of Bicycle
October 15, 2008
HARTFORD - City police are seeking five Hispanic teenagers, one believed to be armed with a handgun, in connection with a robbery Monday afternoon.
According to police, about 5:50 p.m. outside 147 Franklin Ave., a 14-year-old boy was approached by the teens, who demanded his bicycle.
The victim told police that one of the teens, who he said were ages 15 and 16, pulled a pistol before they took the bike and headed south on Franklin Avenue. The victim was not injured, police said.
Now, I can't be sure that the victim is completely telling the truth in his report to the police. But if his story is true, that's cold, man.