Oh, sure it's Detroit, but Lafayette Park, which is just west of downtown, is one of the city's better neighborhoods. Even so, the judge was carrying a gun in her purse.
From the Detroit News:
A Detroit judge was robbed Sunday morning on her way to church by a man who told her he had a gun, Detroit Police said Sunday.From my post at Da Tech Guy:
According to the police, the unidentified 69-year-old Detroit judge was approached by a man around 8 a.m. as she sat in her car in the 1500 block of Cherboneau Place near Orleans Street in Detroit's Lafayette Park. She was waiting for a friend to go to church services.
The man told the judge that he had a gun and asked the judge to hand over her purse. The judge complied, said Detroit Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Moreno, and the man took the judge’s purse containing a firearm, an undisclosed amount of cash and miscellaneous items and fled on foot.
“He told her he was going to shoot her if she didn’t give him her purse,” said Moreno. The judge was not injured in the incident, said Moreno.
I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit