Thursday, January 22, 2004The Pierpont Commons McDonalds was held up the other day, but don't worry: they caught the culprit:
"Police catch robber after cash snatched
A robber who snatched cash from a fast food restaurant on the University of Michigan's North Campus on Wednesday was caught later that night, campus police reported.
A man walked into the McDonald's at Pierpont Commons off Bonisteel Road at 3:14 p.m. and announced he was robbing the business, Lt. Chris Spork said. The robber jumped over the counter, grabbed money from the register and ran from the restaurant, Spork said. No weapon was seen or implied.
Officers arrested a man in connection with the incident later Wednesday, Spork said. Police declined to give any additional details on how the man was identified until after his arraignment this afternoon." (AANews Police Beat)
It seems the New Life Church is running into some NIMBYism over their plans to purchase and expand a property on Washtenaw Avenue: neighbors are worried constructing a 600-seat auditorium will cause parking problems. However, there's something of a slight disconnect: New Life is selecting the site because it's within walking distance to campus - if there isn't enough parking, won't people park farther away - or decide not to drive at all - and walk? See "New Life Church seeks bigger site on Washtenaw"
Also of note: "City rule on clear walks criticized"
Posted by Rob at 9:52 PM