Deal or no deal: As a white man was opening the door of his car in the 800 block of Dumaine Street at about 9:56 p.m. Sunday evening (8.10.08), 2 black guys on bicycles rode up, one of them pulled a pistol and demanded the car keys.
What's with being out at 4 a.m.: Last week it seemed victims were getting knocked off around 2 a.m.; this week it's 4 a.m. There's something about that hour that also seems to dull the ability of victims to describe their attackers:
- A white man was walking near the corner of Gov. Nicholls and Bourbon streets around 4 a.m. Friday (8.8.08) when he was accosted by 2 or 3 black dudes who pushed him to the ground and took his wallet. The robbers fled on Bourbon toward Esplanade Avenue. The victim couldn't give a description of the thieves.
- A couple of white guys were walking in the 600 block of Toulouse Street around 4 a.m. Sunday (8.10.08) when they were jumped from behind by 5 or 6 black thugs. The gangsters punched the victims in the back of the head and demanded money. The victims gave up their loot but couldn't give a description of the robbers.
With friends like that: A white guy returning to his apartment in the 1300 block of Royal Street at about 10:35 p.m. Friday (8.8.08) was confronted by his roommate. The 2 began arguing and the roommate pulled a knife and allegedly stabbed the victim. The police issued an arrest warrant for Obie Goodman, 30, and caught up with him just after noon yesterday (8.11.08) and booked him for aggravated battery.
When cars are outlawed, only outlaws will have cars: A 33-year-old black man from Slidell was walking near the intersection of Pauger and N. Rampart streets in the Marigny Triangle shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning (8.10.08) when a car purposely ran him over--and over a couple more times, for good measure. The man, Devin Legaux, was dead on the scene.
Homicide Detective Brian Pollard is in charge of the investigation. He can be reached at 658-5300. Detectives are in the process of gathering information on the identity of the suspect(s) and vehicle involved in this incident.
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