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Never thought I'd be adding my voice to the thread of robberies, thefts and more around Kingston. Worse because I am always super careful with my car windows while driving. My experience at mins after midnight Aug 2...
Mins after midnight, heading in from the National arena, Kai in the back. Helped one of her friend's mom who couldn't get through to someone who should pick her up so we went to New Kingston instead of my regular route home...
I have a splitting headache & genuinely tired so I say whew lemme play some music & get some fresh air so I can stay awake. I approach the stoplight at YMCA/Devon House & immediately make the connection between car window thefts. Yet there are many cars around I think I'm good...
Out of nowhere a guy comes up to my car window attempting to open my car door. It is locked. He then starts pushing his hands through the crack in my window, I start squeezing his hand. He tries again, my daughter starts to scream. I start honking my horn and screaming thief!!!
A guy jumps out of the car in front of me with his firearm & the person runs off. My headache increases 2 fold. There is a police car right behind me. They are busy asking the driver in front of me why he is holding up the light instead of seeing what was happening 😩
I have never wished death on anyone but in that moment I wished the firearm holder had left his car just one second earlier. Sigh. It's REAL guys. Can't say it enough dont slip for a second and have your windows down, phone in hand or anything in and around Kingston
The worst thing is that these stoplight thieves appear almost out of nowhere and as easily disappear..worse thing is that even after it was obvious I was not going to let this man push his hand in my car. He continued his attempt until I started screaming and honking my horn 😩
Was asking a police officer I know If I shld report. He said "it doesn't matter Shan".The police nah go outta dem way to set up no sting operation. Police want get home to their family cause they see civilian kill people and walk free, police get 15-16 yrs for accidental shooting
He goes on to add that right now more people willing to go work at call centre than take on a police work. I think I need to let that sink in. If less are willing to serve and protect & more are willing to commit crimes, civilians will need to be able to protect themselves
In the midst of sharing my story, I never truly got to tell the guy who helped me thanks. Didn't get his name or anything but lord knows wherever and whoever you are. I thank you for caring to help me last night. Truly grateful for your concern even after.
Honestly my head started pounding so badly, I closed my eyes to ease the headache but it wouldn't stop so I just kept driving non stop until I got home & collapsed in bed. My headache finally eased at 6 PM today. But good sir, Thank you so much for getting out of your vehicle
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