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on Aug 2, 2013
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There is no good reason to live in Palo Alto over some of the more immediate towns. Sorry, maybe one: it _is_ cheaper than Atherton and Woodside.
Question of style -- irrelevant to the story -- "about 328 feet" looks like an overly precise conversion of 100 meters. I see this often in the media where a round number becomes a jarring string of significant digits. Is it assumed that readers don't know meters and kilograms, or is it resistance to going metric? Or maybe it got converted somewhere upstream before the reporter got the story.
"about 55 fathoms"
"There is no good reason to live in Palo Alto over some of the more immediate towns. Sorry, maybe one: it _is_ cheaper than Atherton and Woodside."
It's now officially impossible to tell the trolls from the legitimately crazy people anymore.
I know what a tailor is .. but what is a tailer? (Someone who walks behind the Emporer and holds up his tails, perhaps?)
This is both awful & comical. Awful because it must have been terrifying for the poor victim, comical because the idiot kidnapper behaved so foolishly. I'm glad that the victim is okay - this could've had a more tragic ending. It reminds me a bit of when that preschool teacher in Palo Alto was carjacked at gunpoint in a parking lot on her lunch break.
For me, it's a reminder that when out late at night, to have a dog w/me whenever possible. So many men feel safe out & about, but they're crime victims, too. It's often when they're alone late at night, as well.
FYI - Never, Never, Never go to the second crime scene! He sounds like a drunken idiot, but if he were a true sociopath leaving the initial crime scene (ie - the gas station) only takes you to a more unpredictable location and allows the perpetrator to have more control. Easier said then done, but I would of given him my car. And uh... where was the gas station attendant?
"And uh... where was the gas station attendant?"
Locked in the booth to keep from getting robbed.
I didn't think the Shell station on Embarcadero was open at 1:00 am.
What strikes me here is the delicate usage in "allegedly drunk", but the rest of the events and actions are described in plain language. Has this suspect confessed to all this, or is this alleged by others to be his actions?
Yes, something's not right here, that station usually closes at 11pm.