Ian Pike noon, Dec. 8
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.