...Or so the old saw has it. Criminals often prefer the cover of darkness, so why oblige them?
On the other hand, there's plenty to do hereabouts after dark, 99.9999% of it well within the law. It's that 0.0001% that's the problem. Last night at 11:00 p.m., three fine upstanding young choirboys in hoodies and bandannas* held up Binkley's, a nice little restaurant/bar on College Avenue, a reasonable bike ride away from Roseholme Cottage. It's not the first hold-up in Broad Ripple and odds are it won't be the last -- any time you have a nightclubby district, you get predators -- but it was one of the boldest, right out of Pulp Fiction: they walked in, ordered everyone on the floor, and cleared out wallets, purses and the cash register, then exited.
Nobody hurt, no shots fired by the robbers -- or, alas, at them.
* "Hoodie and bandanna," the 21st-Century version of the striped sweater and goofy domino mask worn by robbers of yore. Great.
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