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Why didn’t robber get a job instead?

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  • A man called about “a car dealership on (Highway) 145. It’s been two months already since a young man won a pass, punt and kick contest and I just wanted to know why he hasn’t been awarded his prize yet.”
  • A lady “wanted everyone who uses the bin at the Animal Shelter to call Red Rock (Disposal) and tell them to change the bin they promised us in January.”
  • A woman mentioned (name given) a bar on Gateway Drive. “But the music is way too loud. Young people may like that but we can’t tolerate it and won’t be back.”
  • A caller wanted to know: “Who is fixing 4th Street? Is it the same people who did old (Highway) 99 and Cleveland (Avenue)? I’ve lived here all my life and can’t even drive through this town. What a mess. Who’s in charge here?”
  • Another man said, “I’m taking bets (with odds) on what repairs will be done first, the freeway through town or 4th Street. It’s been way too long for both and there hasn’t even been that much rain to delay these two projects.”
  • A woman said “someone needs to clean up that Farnesi’s sign on the freeway. We had friends come for Christmas and it was awful, awful. It’s been that way for 10 years and makes our whole town look tacky.”
  • A man noticed “on Sunday, while it was raining, a CHP officer was using his cell phone while he was driving and turning a corner and not looking for traffic at the corner. I think police officers should not be above the law, but follow the law. They need to be an example to other people.” (Editor’s note: Law enforcement officers are exempt from distracted-driving laws as far as using a cell phone is concerned.)
  • A man responded to last week’s caller about gun control. “I don’t believe he was ever a member of the NRA. He is just running off of pure emotion and doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
  • “I just wanted to say hurray for the pharmacist (name given) who stopped this murderer-burglar,” said a woman. “I think every business owner and homeowner should have a right to own a gun as long as they know how to use it. But I am against assault rifles.”
  • Another woman said, “why didn’t that guy, instead of just robbing people, just go get a job? What’s with all these candle vigils for people who don’t deserve it? I hope he rots in hell.”
  • Another man said, “good for the pharmacist who pulled his own pistol and shot that nut. But what chance would he have had if the robber had an assault rifle. The answer is none.”
  • A partial message was received about “trucks parking on Riverside and Schooner (the Red Line believes the caller meant Schnoor Street.) and nothing is being done about it. The police need to start enforcing the city codes.” Due to technical problems the remainder of the call was lost.

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