St. Louis Blues prospect robbed at gunpoint on Gateway Arch grounds
By - PeddlerOfMisery
Because it was on the Arch grounds, doesn't that make it a Federal crime?
Yes. Any crime commited on federal land is a feder offense.
Correct. I may have been ticketed back in the early 90s for peeing near said structure after attending a concert at Kennedy's. Can confirm...Feds.
Kennedy’s. Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time.
Is it just me or has downtown become especially bad lately?
It's been going downhill since COVID began. Much fewer people around, especially outside of the Wash Ave stretch.
It was like a totally different place when I came back after the first covid shutdown at night when working there.
It was pretty bad back when I was there in 2018-2020 and it seemed to only get worse when the pandemic started.
Not just you.
Yep. I moved from 8th st in April and right before I did, there were gunshots/fireworks almost every night, my friend got mugged in the daytime, fights were breaking out in the streets, cops were raiding parties, and a lot of business were still completely boarded up. The amount of broken glass on the ground every day was insane lol
Downtown has always been sketchy
Did the Blues not warn him about the St. Louis welcoming committee?
They did, but they also recommended Reign for dinner.
No, the place that has more hun shootouts than the OK Corral.
Something something something downtown is perfectly safe.
Can't even go to a national park during sunset without getting robbed at gunpoint wtf?
yOu R a RaCiSt If YoU mOvE tO sT cHaRlEs
Literally actually where I'm moving. Had my fill of downtown.
But God forbid I do it for any of the reasons on the laundry list of problems with the city. It must purely be because I hate black people.
Good for you man! I actually moved further west out in Warren county. It's a little too red necky out here but, I have privacy and I am left alone.
I went east, ended up in Barcelona Spain. Finally, I can walk downtown and not worry snout getting shot. Note: lived in downtown St Louis 2006 - 2011. It was dangerous then. I lived in the meridian, watched plenty of drive-by shootings over the years. Can’t say I miss it.
One armed robbery in 10 years hardly makes the Arch grounds unsafe.
Last year there were several armed robberies on the arch grounds.
Source? I don’t recall any reports of armed robberies on the Arch grounds.
And there was one or two more after this.
Huh. I guess I’m going to have to do something no one in Reddit history has done- admit I’m wrong.
The arch isn’t safe. The area immediately surrounding the grounds includes a giant homeless encampment where I’ve witnessed drug use and violence, abandoned buildings, and the riverfront that literally won’t let cars drive through freely anymore because there was so much gang activity. Saying that the grounds are safe is ignorant when the only ways to access the grounds are dangerous.
What about the bullet riddled car that was found there like a week ago?
Shooting happened on Washington Ave. Car crashed onto the grounds. Doesn’t count. No federal crime.
…. well I doubt he’s willing to play for STL now
Nothing to see here. St. Louis definitely doesn't have a crime problem.
Downtown stl is dead, like bad dead
It's so sad man, 14th and wash used to be so much fun, now everything is gone and it's a ghost town.
yep :( Wash Ave Post closing sealed the deal for me
I miss them. :(
The counter guy was so nice!!! And the fluffy white dog 😞
What? Coffee Bob closed up shop? That sucks.
This is why St. Louis can’t have nice things.😞
Welcome to the Lou
Should read: former stl blues prospect. This guy isn’t going to want to come here anymore.
What happened to all those feds who used to hang around the Landing all the time?
? Feds hung out at the Landing?
It was National Park Service employees. I think they had jurisdiction over the parking garages, or at least the one or several by the Arch.
Gotcha. It was the garage on the south side of the Eads Bridge/ Washington Ave.
Welcome to St Louis, kid. Hope you survive the experience.
Over half the cities budget goes to police. They have that entire area of riverfront fucked to shit for people actually using it with rocks and barriers, miles long sightlines, and cops sitting there 24/7 hastling people for going to look at paint, and they have no fucking idea about an armed robber on foot.
Can you imagine being this fucking useless at your job?
StL budget: $ 1.1 billion
Portion of stl budget for police: $170 million
Half the budget is police?
I had sex on the arch grounds once... almost got caught too.
what no way you had sex? Tell us more
I know this gets you hard.
What a pathetic take
Everybody, take a look at this bad ass mother fucker, right here. /s
Could it be because you know, the robber in this case actually ran up on them with the gun out?
Someone find out where Kanye was last night