Monday, May 14, 2007

Are we safe any place?

I was on my way home from the grocery store and post office, listening to one of my favorite radio talk shows this morning. An announcement was made of a bank robbery in Bessemer, AL, this morning at 9AM, in which 2 people were killed and 2 others wounded. The robber was headed out the door with a gun to the head of a woman hostage, when he tripped. An off-duty deputy was driving by and saw the incident. The robber was shot and captured.

Over the weekend, Key West Inn in Fairhope, AL, was robbed. A lone black man, wearing only shorts and having a T-shirt wrapped around his head to hide his identity, came through the hotel lobby and demanded the money from the clerk and he did not resist, but handed him over all the money. Then, the man left on foot, and it is not known whether a car was waiting for him or not.

This morning, police were studying surveillance video from the lobby for clues, Sawyer said. Fairhope Police have described the suspect as 6 feet tall, 180-200 pounds and in his 20s or 30s.
Having just come out of the grocery store, this sort of made me a little nervous. We never know what is just around the corner, just waiting to happen. But, we can't sit around worrying, and waiting for something to happen. We need to put our trust in the Lord and go about our daily routines. It is sad that we live in a world now where people have no respect for others. These kind of people are out to make their own way through crime and it doesn't matter if people get in the way. As one man said, looks like all banks are going to have to have an armed security guard at every door. But, he concluded with, "I pray it doesn't come to one on every corner holding a gun, as I've seen in countries I have visited." I pray that it never comes to that here in the United States, either.

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