KC Star No Longer Pussyfooting Around With Headlines; Vows To Call ‘Em As They See ‘Em

bicycle_thiefYikes, the Star is not mincing words when it comes to describing bike thieves:

Thugs beat cyclist, steal his bike in River Market area

Two thugs beat a 49-year-old man with a 2-by-4-inch piece of wood and stole his bicycle Thursday night near Fifth and Oak streets.

The victim, who lives in the area, was walking with his 10-speed bike about 7 p.m. when one man hit him in the head with the wood, knocking the victim down. That attacker and another man then punched the victim in the chest and abdomen and took his bike.

Holy crap, a two-by-four? Indeed, that is a key thuggery tool.

The kansascity.commenters are already all over this story — in fact, we’re going to give a few of them the stage…er…computer screen for a moment. Read on for some entertaining bits…

moates_kc wrote on 8/14/2009 10:50:17 AM:

Whoa-ho-ho…look at the Star getting all aggressive w/ the headlines. Soon there will be one that says “Crackheads busted cracking heads for crack.” or “Sauced skeezer busted in DUI Checkpoint”

Ha — nicely done.

RManFlint wrote on 8/14/2009 10:40:21 AM:

Any physical description of the “thugs”? Probably Italians.

Ahem. The culture that gave the world some of history’s finest art, architecture and cuisine would like to take exception with your uncouth generalization, paisan (despite the Italian familiarity with bicycle theft). Clearly, “RManFlint,” you must be some sort of ignorant Slav.

Stedman wrote on 8/14/2009 10:30:12 AM:

Hmmm, this sounds like the work of known criminal, Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

Now that is an outstanding pop culture reference.

And we close with the following:

JeffMah wrote on 8/14/2009 10:27:07 AM:

I wish I was there to help him and faceoff with those cowards! They would be the ones getting stitches!

Damn skippy! You thugs have pushed JeffMah too far — he’s talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude…and across this line YOU DO NOT CROSS!

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