I’d like to offer my gratitude to the officers of the Memphis Police Department. Yesterday, two friends and I were robbed at gunpoint just outside of the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. (The irony of facing a gun within sight of the Lorraine Motel was not lost on me.) We called 911 on our cell phones, and the thief was apprehended within 3 minutes. Very impressive, especially considering the fact that the robber was stupid enough to pull the gun on both a plain clothes and uniformed officer in the course of the arrest. Due to the quick response time of the Memphis PD, we were able to recover all of the stolen items.
I have to think that ours was one of the unluckiest robbers on the planet. In addition to the lightening quick response of the Memphis PD, he chose to steal an easily identifiable family heirloom in the course of robbing two lawyers and a woman with a photographic memory.
Again, kudos to the Memphis PD.