Sunday, July 15, 2007
A Good Wine Saves The Day
From The Chicago Sun Times:
'Give me your money' -- make that a hug
July 15, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Police on Capitol Hill are baffled by an attempted robbery that began with a handgun put to the head of a 14-year-old girl and ended in a group hug.
It started about midnight June 16 when friends were finishing dinner outside a D.C. home, authorities and witnesses said. That's when a hooded man pointed a handgun at the girl's head.
''Give me your money, or I'll start shooting,'' he said, according to the witnesses.
One guest replied, "Why don't you have a glass of wine with us?'' said Cristina Rowan.
The intruder had a sip of Chateau Malescot St-Exupery and said, ''Damn, that's good wine.''
The would-be robber took another sip and put the gun in his sweat pants.
Then the man apologized.
''I think I may have come to the wrong house,'' he said. ''Can I get a hug?''
Rowan wrapped her arms around the man, and the four other guests followed.
The man walked away a few moments later. The group called 911. AP