This one’s “under investigation”, so details are kind of sketchy at this point. What we do know is that police from Ann Arbor, Michigan were called out to a private residence on Packard Road around 10:30 on the night of August 29th, 2012. Seems the owner of the home had reported a robbery.
Well, when police arrived, they were met by the 45-year-old man who owned the property. He told police that he had worked out a deal online with a 19-year-old prostitute from Ohio. Problem was that when she showed up at the guy’s house, she demanded more money than what had been agreed to. So he called police because he felt he was being robbed.
I’m a little late arriving at Caine’s Arcade. By the time I was made aware of this little gem, it had already been the subject of a mini-documentary and been invaded by a Flash Mob.
For the uninitiated, Caine’s Arcade is the brainchild of 9-year-old Caine Monroy. His apparent obsession with arcades led Caine to spend a summer creating his very own…out of cardboard.
Screen grab from Caine’s Arcade documentary, which can be viewed here
According to a Dayton Police Incident Report, a man was waiting at a bus stop near the intersection of North Main Street and West Hudson Avenue in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 28th, when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and stuck it in the victim’s face, demanding “give me everything out of your pocket.” After relieving the victim of $40 in cash and a cell phone, the two suspects started to make their escape on foot. It was at this point that one of the suspects yelled back to the victim and asked if he had bus fare. When the victim said “no”, one of the suspects ran back and handed him $2.00 before fleeing the scene.
As of this writing, the suspects were still at large.
So I guess if nothing else, this confirms that there’s a code of conduct among Dayton area thugs which states that if you’re going to rob someone while they are waiting for a bus, you have to make sure they still have bus fare.
View the full report by the Dayton Daily News here.