Weekend Crashed (Demo)

What happened over the weekend?  A lot of good events happened like Juneteenth at Watkins Park and Plan Prince George’s 2035 at University of Maryland, but there was some other curious happenings like cars crashing into stuff.  Crashing into hairdressers and fast food joints.  What the WHAT is going on with that?
WendysFriday night in Lanham, a SUV crashed into a Wendy’s and I meant really crashed, “…scattering debris, knocking over chairs and tables, and injuring five people. Those injured appeared to be patrons, according to fire department spokesman Mark E. Brady. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The SUV came to rest entirely inside the Wendy’s restaurant in the 9400 block of Annapolis Road in the Enterprise shopping center in the Lanham-Seabrook area.,” from the Washington Post.  
Fraternal Order PoliceAlso reported Friday, the former president of the Prince George’s County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, FOP Lodge has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $9,000 from the organization.  The State Prosecutor’s Office said Friday that 46-year-old Wendy Tyler of Stevensville pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft. Tyler was sentenced to probation before judgment and ordered to pay restitution.  According to a statement of facts, Tyler, a sworn member of the Sheriff’s Department, was elected president of the FOP lodge in 2005. Prosecutors say Tyler obtained and deposited to her personal bank account more stipend checks from the FOP than she was entitled to.
On Saturday, a car crashed into a beauty salon in Prince George’s County on Saturday. It happened near the intersection of 2nd Street and Laurel Avenue in Laurel, Md. Prince George’s fire officials say the people in the car had minor injuries.  City of Laurel police are still investigating the cause of the accident. 
Beltway 495 SignsAlso on Saturday, I found out that a friend of my nephew’s was robbed at gunpoint at Metro Center.  They took all the child’s money and his cell phone.  There’s an off spirit in the air and I encourage everyone to stay aware of your surroundings as we all come and go, to and fro from Prince George’s County to the surrounding area and states.  This is especially true since it was Census Burea reported that close to 60% of Prince George’s County residents commute to work.  Yeesh.  “Between 2006 and 2010, only about 40 percent of residents commuted within the county, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. During the day, Prince George’s County loses about 14 percent of residents to commutes elsewhere.  The information is part of a new project called “Journey to Work,” that the bureau released to help community leaders know how their county’s daytime population differs from the resident population for transportation and disaster relief planning, the bureau said in the project’s introduction.” from Upper Marlboro Patch.

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