Thwarted theft sparks queries of vigilantism
Killing of Trayvon resonates in D.C.
He didn’t want to be a hero. He didn’t want two thieves to make off with his Chrysler Town and Country van either.
So when a Northeast D.C. man over the weekend saw two people trying to pop the door lock of his van with a screwdriver, he sprang into action. The man videotaped the would-be thieves, rallied his neighbors to help confront them and detained a young man he caught inside his van until police arrived and arrested the youth.
Though the incident was resolved quickly with an arrest and no serious injuries, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing it has prompted a discussion about vigilantism among residents in the District.
The Friday night incident started with a 40-year-old man gazing out the window of his apartment near the Fort
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