Lemons on the streets of Lemon Grove foil an attempted mugger of Cristiana Flores near the city’s statue symbol this past Monday, November 02, 2009.  
 Flores was waiting at the bus stop near the Lemon Grove Trolley station when a bold unmasked African American youngster in his twenties grabbed her purse and started running away.
 Another awaiting bus rider, Jeremy Foster, started running after the mugger who stepped on some lemons on the ground.  He fell down and dropped the purse.
 As Foster closed in on the mugger, he decided to run and not get caught by leaving the purse contents scattered all over the ground.  Unfortunately, he had an accomplice in a black pickup truck waiting for him and he escaped before the police were called.
 Foster was very modest about helping Flores and both were shy about having their picture taken.  However Foster did help pick up the scattered belongings of Flores before catching the next bus to Cuyamaca College right next to the lemon statue that states Lemon Grove has the “Best Climate On Earth”.  
 It seems that it also has the most helpful lemons in preventing crime.

Comments

SDaniels Nov. 2, 2009 @ 9:29 p.m.

Cute cover.

"a bold unmasked..." This has such a Victorian-era feel to it.

But whatever was the racial identity of this person... "Another awaiting bus rider, Jeremy Foster."

We have this detail for the antag, why not for the protag? :)

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antigeekess Nov. 2, 2009 @ 9:37 p.m.

"We have this detail for the antag, why not for the protag? :)"

Because you 'always' have the race of a perp as part of their description, Daniels. It's a crime report, not a work of fiction (as far as we know, anyway).

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SDaniels Nov. 2, 2009 @ 9:40 p.m.

I was reading an innovative genre crossover, I guess :)

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antigeekess Nov. 3, 2009 @ 9:40 a.m.

"I was reading an innovative genre crossover, I guess :)"

It's pretty darn goofy. Could well be fiction. Considering it's not any funnier than it is, however, I'm gonna assume it's supposed to be fact.

Great story, if it's real. If it's fiction, the writer needs to stop giggling at herself and write something more entertaining.

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Foster75 Nov. 4, 2009 @ 9:24 a.m.

Boy, its not nice to make fun of someone just trying to help out a lady. So what if the Microsoftie forgot to report my racial background. No one is perfect!

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SDaniels Nov. 4, 2009 @ 9:38 a.m.

Hey Foster, no one was trying to make fun of you--glad to have the opportunity, in fact, to express admiration for what you did--truly heroic! What a fantastic place this would be with more caring citizen involvement like yours.

I'm sorry if you misunderstood my ironic message, which was that we are often very specific about race when race is NOT Caucasian--i.e., 'I met a nice guy the other day' vs. 'I met a nice BLACK guy the other day.' AG corrected me about the standard practice of noting the race of the perp, but not bystanders. I then made a joke about the genre of the stringer article, as it contains a few phrases that don't seem totally standard for journalistic reportage.

Hope that clears it up, and thanks again for being such a stellar citizen and person, Foster :)

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mh91945 Nov. 4, 2009 @ 11:47 a.m.

Lots of witnesses who ride the bus are upset at some of the comments here. Those lemons were probably dropped by someone or they could have come from the trees near the bus stop. But Foster did not have to be racially identified because no one is on the lookout for him. Give your writer a break!!!!

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CuddleFish Nov. 4, 2009 @ 12:04 p.m.

Lots? Like, how many of you are in there? ;)

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