Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happiness is a warm gun 

From this morning's StarTribune:

It was a sight that would catch anyone's attention, a woman riding a bicycle around St. Cloud Monday night in bitter cold. Turns out there was another reason a citizen took notice: The cyclist was carrying a gun.

Police caught up to the bicyclist a few minutes after a call came in around 11:15 p.m. They found her near 14th Avenue N. and St. Germain Street with a shotgun strapped to her back, said Sgt. Joe Kraayenbrink.

Turns out the 22-year-old suspect is a felon and had a warrant out for her arrest, police said.

About a mile from where I'm sitting right now, in an older section of town near small businesses and the new city library still under construction.  There are many people who ride bikes here in town, but none I know who carry weapons.

(h/t: Ken Doyle)