Hilda Munoz of the Hartford Courant brings us this story describing the Hartford Police investigating mostly garden variety street crime. We've got a 3:15 am mugging and a 1 am robbery, more or less another weekend in almost any fine city across the nation. It's the last snippet of the story that piqued our interest;
"The purse snatching occurred Saturday around 6:02 p.m. The victim told police she was walking near Beacon Street and Capitol Avenue when the suspect came up from behind.
He demanded her Dolce & Gabbana purse, which contained $1,800, and then forcefully took it from her, police said. He then fled south on Beacon Street."
Now why on Earth would anyone be walking around city streets after dark with $1800 in a Dolce & Gabbana purse? Was the neon sign saying "cash on hand" not available? Who is walking around with $1800 cash these days? Sad City needs a little more of the why in this story.
So far we have come up with two plausible explanations. The victim is (a) up to some suspicious activity, or (b) a moronic West Hartford suburbanite lacking in any street sense whatsoever.
Cast your vote in comments for either A or B!