Skip to comments.They Went Looking For D.C.’s ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods. Guess What Happened Next.
Posted on 08/11/2014 6:48:07 PM PDT by RightGeek
A WUSA-TV news van was burglarized in Washington, D.C., Friday while the news crew was interviewing locals nearby, the station reported.
The robbery happened as they were reporting about a sketchy neighborhood app.
The crew said they had locked their van in D.C.s Petworth neighborhood, but someone popped the lock and absconded with the gear of photojournalist James Hash, the backpack of reporter Mola Lenghi, and the purse of intern Taylor Bisciotti.
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I guess they found a sketchy neighborhood.
“Take the gear. Leave the Biscotti.”
A you-just-can’t-write-this-stuff PING.
Actually I just downloaded the app and it’s pretty bad. Just lots of jokes like cemetery is marked dangerous because of scary skeletons or a retail store with discounts so great it’s down right scary!
I am guessing it’s a neighborhood overrun by Amish.
and the lesson these libtards learned is that somehow it’s all republicans’ fault.
Petworth is one of those DC ‘hoods that IS gentrifying, but isn’t yet gentrified. Still lots of crime there. Good luck to the urban pioneers who’ve moved there. A 20-something friend of my kids moved there last year; moved out this year.
Trinidad comes to mind pretty quickly. Congress Heights. There's a whole lot of places that beat the crap out of Petworth on the sketchiness scale.
I’ve driven through Petworth a few times along Georgia Ave. NW, which goes right through it. It would seem foolish to park a news van—which would obviously be full of valuable equipment—there at night.
On the other hand, one of the least sketchy parts of DC is around the 2000 block of S. St. NW in Georgetown. A number of diplomats from foreign countries live in the neighborhood, so it is watched by Homeland Security as well as the DC cops.
They’re lucky they still have the van.
Reality bit their bias in the ass.
I’ve driven through Petworth on my way to my favorite southern / soul food diner - the Florida Avenue Grill.
As others have pointed out, Petworth has been gentrifying over the last 10 years. Young left-leaning yuppies out to prove their diversity bona fides.
The very first purpose mentioned for SketchFactor is racial profiling. It apparently did a good job, but seemed only to reinforce it.
The sketchiest spot in D.C. right now is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Since the current occupant moved in the neighborhood has gone to the dogs. Along with the rest of our country.
Well, gosh, I don’t know “what happened next” unless I fall for the Blaze “clickbait to make moolah and internet rankings”.
On my next visit to DC, I definitely want to eat at the Florida Avenue Grill, as well as Ben’s Chile Bowl on U Street NW.
Don’t look now but Trinidad is gentrifying too. Yea, verily, ‘n pretty fast. Capitol Hill has gotten pricey. H has turned into a happening street. The area between H and Florida/Gallaudet is hot. Trinidad is the next scootch north and it’s getting the spillover. I have two coworkers in Trinidad — 30’ish, white, female, single, and they love the neighborhood. Obviously still a work in progress, but the demographics are shifting with every sale.
The worst is Capitol Hill. In the other neighborhoods, you may get robbed, carjacked, have your wallet picked or even be killed.
On Capitol Hill they will bleed out the entire substance of your being and steal your soul.
I only wish I had a smart phone so I could take advantage of the app..
Im betting nothing’s available for my desktop computer
“I am guessing its a neighborhood overrun by Amish.”
With that totally asinine comment, I say boycott all things Alabama and especially all things crimson (bloody) tide.
If you can’t call a certain minority what ever they are (call a spade a spade, please), don’t call it. I have many Amish friends, and they would run circles around the likes of you.
Sheeee...This ain’t even mah neighbohooood!
Lighten up Francis,
We know the Amish are good peace loving people. This very same Amish joke (which is sarcasm) is used over and over on this site so get over it.
The whole District is sketchy. It’s just a matter of what kind of sketchiness.
Some folks just gotta go lift up the tiger’s lip to see if there really are sharp things in there.
You couldn’t put that scene in a movie nowadays, no matter how funny it was, even with the idiotic white family playing the foil.
One of the worst crimes of PC is ruining good comedy.
Time to watch Blazing Saddles again.
You're talking about the same Trinidad where the cops used to check IDs of people going in because the drug trafficking was so rampant?
Wow. Things change.
Next thing you know, they'll have a white mayor in DC.
The same. I moved onto Capitol Hill over 30 years ago when people thought it was a reckless decision. I’ve had my share of urban adventures, but the Hill is a now-widely known gentrification success story. If you look closely at a map, you will see that greater Capitol Hill is essentially an island, with the river to the south and east, the New York Avenue/railroad corridor to the north, and the well-guarded Capitol complex and Mall sealing the “open” western boundary. From Union Station to the Anacostia, there are only two places to cross the railroad; the northern boundary might as well be another river. I’ve argued for years that the Hill, expanded, would gentrify out to those borders. This is now well underway. It’s too close in not to, given the traffic congestion in the burbs. Even Ivy City has new construction. As Trinidad flips, Ivy City can’t be far behind. Rosedale is flipping. The pocket up behind Spingarn and the Langston Golf Course (next to the Arboretum), as far as I know, isn’t gentrifying yet, but given its location, it’s only a matter of time.
It seems this fool had gone into enemy territory anyway and when he was beaten and robbed he ran into an apartment building banged on a door and begged for help. He was then dragged inside beaten again and robbed of his watch which was missed by the first robbers. We never saw him again.
LOL. It’s tough when preconceptions meet reality.