Skip to comments.While Looting In L.A., They Found Romance (wonderful love story from the past)
Posted on 05/30/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT by doug from upland
Dear Ann Landers: On April 30 of this year, the L.A. riots were in full swing. I was with a couple of friends, and we got carried away with all the excitement. One guy suggested that we join the rest of the crowd and loot a Korean dry cleaners.
The scene was incredible. There were about 20 people grabbing as much stuff as they could before the store was set on fire. That`s when I saw this great leather coat hanging not two yards from me. I went to grab it, and at the very same moment ``Wanda`` reached for it too.
She was beautiful, Ann, and she really wanted that coat, so I made her a deal. She could have it if she would let me take her to dinner.
We hit it off right away and I knew that night we were perfect for each other. We plan to be married next April.
The problem is this: Many out-of-town family members will want to know how we met. Should we tell them the truth? Should we lie? We aren`t criminals. We both work and have no police records.
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Makin love by the refrigerator store firelight.
It’s twenty years later. If we could find them now, my guess is that she got the house AND the car AND payments and has moved on to another man.
And one week after they were happily married, they both were killed in cold blood in a random drive by shooting.
Ain’t karma a bitch?
—recall when this first was published—hard to believe it has been 22 years—
“Ann, I usually don’t rob on the first date, but what the heck.”
Glad Ann laid it on the line for these creeps
Damian Williams, Antoine Miller, Henry Watson, Gary Williams, Anthony Brown and Lance Parker were nicknamed The L.A. Fourthough they were actually sixand were the main perpetrators of Reginald Dennys beating. Williams was the only one who actually served time for the time, doing four years of a ten-year sentence for striking Denny on the head with a concrete cinderblock. In 2000, Williams was convicted for participation in a drug-related murder and is currently serving a 46-year sentence. Watson was also convicted for beating Denny, but only of a misdemeanor assault and was freed after the trial. Watson too was later jailed again, this time for three years on a drug conviction; today hes the owner of a limousine rental company. The other four were cleared of all charges. Miller was later killed in a nightclub shooting.
Isn’t the old saw that looting during a riot is just the people taking out their anger at predatory business people who have wronged the community? Looting a dry cleaners? You’re grabbing your neighbor’s stuff, and all of it used (but hopefully clean..)
This is clearly the most fake letter ever published by the Abby/Ann folks.
There used to be a whole industry among Ivy League college guys to try to write phony letters to get them published. Later, it was “Dear Penthouse Forum, I always thought these letters were fake, until...”
This is funny, but “The Onion” funny, not reality.
Ah yes, I remember reading Penthouse forum letters with my friends when we were in college. We thought the sexual experiences these people described were so unbelievable, we all assumed they were fake.
Not fake, not the Onion. Dennis Prager reported this in real time on his talk show at the time of the riots. A guy was looting and he and a girl each wanted the coat.
I for one am happy to know that America recognized and healed the divisions that caused those riots, and that truth and justice came to prevail across the land.
Thank you, Clintons. We love Obama.
I'm guessing that the larger stores were better defended.
Perhaps a more tech-savvy FReeper can post that picture of Koreans on the roof of their store, all of whom were armed with rifles. The picture is here:
We call 'em "Seoul Brothers". :-)
Prager was present for the conversation? I don’t buy it.
Not present. Mistake in saying real time -— it was at the time. He reported it from info very shortly after the event. Male and female looters want the same coat. He lets her have it in exchange for a date. They have a fairy tale ending. However, I have no idea if they are still married or in prison. It would be kind of hard to trust a looter spouse.
I’ll grant the Hollywood label: “based on a true story.”
Some guy saw a man and lady stealing a coat, and the lady ended up with it. The rest is fiction that plays on our assumptions about the morality of certain people.