An attempted mugging at the bus stop near the Lemon Grove trolley station on Monday, November 2, was foiled when the perpetrator slipped on some lemons...near the city’s lemon statue.

Cristiana Flores was waiting at the bus stop when an unmasked African-American male in his 20s grabbed her purse and started to run away. Another waiting bus rider, Jeremy Foster, started running after the mugger. The thief didn’t get far before he slipped on a few lemons that had either been dropped by someone walking by or had come from the trees growing next to the bus stop. He fell down and dropped the purse.

As Foster closed in on the mugger, he decided to run away so he wouldn’t get caught. He left the purse and its contents scattered all over the ground. An accomplice waiting in a nearby black pickup truck aided in his escape before police were called.

Foster was modest about helping Flores, and both declined to have their picture taken. Foster helped pick up the scattered belongings of Flores before catching the next bus to Cuyamaca College.


CuddleFish Nov. 4, 2009 @ 10:47 p.m.

Wow. Nice job of editing there, Reader!

Not only does this story read better, you have censored it, removing any references to race, so as not to offend!

Way to go!


PistolPete Nov. 4, 2009 @ 10:56 p.m.

It's still there CF. 1st sentence, 2nd paragraph. I thought the same thing till I went back over it.


SDaniels Nov. 5, 2009 @ 6:48 a.m.

What has been removed is "bold," which went so nicely with the "unmasked" that I am now depressed.

And as you know, a large angry mob of bus riders has been assembled. This detail is lacking.


Altius Nov. 5, 2009 @ 10:31 a.m.

Why should a description of the mugger be omitted, C.Fish?


Microsoft92114 Nov. 5, 2009 @ 11:20 a.m.

Thanks for the feedback on improving my writing!


gates877 Nov. 30, 2009 @ 3:17 p.m.

Nice job on the neighborhood stories on this website. I am spending my vacation looking for properties for a friend and it sure helps when I can check out what is happenning in the various communities such as La Mesa, El Cajon, Lemon Grove, etc. Cool web site features and BLOGs too!


mh91945 Dec. 5, 2009 @ 3:41 p.m.

Hey gates877, we have some happennings here in Lemon Grove. Did you check out the events here on Friday night? It was some party. Keep our community in your schedule and hope to see you here in the future. There are some great property deals here.


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