Thursday, February 19, 2009

Speak No Unknown

I do feel bad for the man who was attacked and robbed but that isn't why I'm posting this article from our local paper. I just find the writing amusing. The "man spoke an unknown language that wasn't English" according to the police. Which man? The victim? The robber? And shouldn't the proper adjective be foreign and not unknown? Also, telling us the unknown language "wasn't English" is redundant.

Interestingly enough, the robber "fled out of the casino in an unknown direction." Probably so he could be with people who speak his language.

I'm including the text from the article here just in case the Sun editor's change the wording.

Metro Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who robbed another man of his wallet inside a casino bathroom.

The man followed the casino customer, who was over 60 years of age, into a bathroom of a casino in the 4000 block of West Flamingo Road off the Las Vegas Strip, police said. Authorities declined to identify the casino.

Once in the restroom, the man knocked the victim to the ground and continued to punch and kick the victim, police said. He then took the victim's wallet and fled out of the casino in an unknown direction.

Metro detectives recovered the man's wallet, but the cash was missing, police said. No weapon was seen during the crime, police said.

Since the victim was in his 60s, police said they will enhance the robber's charges.

The man spoke an unknown language that wasn't English, police said.

The robber was described as 5-foot-8-inches tall with a shaved head and stubble on his face. He was last seen wearing a tank jacket, dark pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the Metro Police Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.


JohnnyB said...

"Interestingly enough the robber 'fled out of the casino in an unknown direction.' Probably so he could be with people who speak his language."

verification word: "emood"
I'm in the mood to be online!

or, a cow sent some electronic correspondence.

Jenny said...

:) to John's comment.

My guess is that the robber is the one who spoke the unknown language, but it does appear that whoever wrote the story wrote it in hast!

Susan said...

Yes, I'm pretty sure the 'man' is the robber and I was being overly critical. Sometimes a blog post calls for exaggeration. :-)