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Organized Criminal Gang Targeting Gettysburg Area Tourists

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Thank you so very much

Harrisburg, PA

#2 May 21, 2012
you are so full of stuff. There are no gangs threatening tourist. Please show any proof you may have.
Scared Tourist

Emmaus, PA

#3 May 21, 2012
Thank you so very much wrote:
you are so full of stuff. There are no gangs threatening tourist. Please show any proof you may have.
I was planning a visit for the up coming holiday. However, after reading of the recent gang attacks I've changed my vacation plans. This year I'll be heading to Harlem, its safer there.

Since: Apr 11

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#6 May 21, 2012
Thank you so very much wrote:
you are so full of stuff. There are no gangs threatening tourist. Please show any proof you may have.
http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/article_3...
Thank you so very much

Gettysburg, PA

#7 May 21, 2012
Paladinhgwt wrote:
Please show me where the article says they are targeting tourist?
Pink Eye

Emmaus, PA

#11 May 21, 2012
Steve Gratman wrote:
Well, it looks like the Gettysburg Gang activity has been going on for quite some time.
Have a look at this post from BoroughVent: http://www.boroughvent.com/PunBB/forum/viewto...
This is really scary.
Yes it's scary. Even more scary to think some of the locals take a blind eye to it, and act as if they live in Mayberry.
AC Native

Fayetteville, PA

#13 May 21, 2012
Steve Gratman wrote:
Aren't these the same locals that used to frequent BoroughVent?
I wonder what their take on this is?
Do they feel safe at night?
If they do, is it because they know the gang members and have worked out a deal where the gangs won't get prosecuted if they stay away from locals and only attack tourists?
This is frightening.
Here's what my take is on it Stevie. You found a year old article and some local comments on possible gang activity in Gettysburg. Seeing as Gettysburg is in close proximity to Baltimore I believe that the gangs sought to infiltrate the area as a stop for high level drug dealers. They didn't find the area as inviting as they thought because of the effort of law enforcement and the drug task force in Gettysburg. They've since moved on. No one is saying that there is no crime in Gettysburg and the surrounding areas. I believe the overall crime rate to be lower than cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC. But feel free to take your family (although I think if you ever had one they're long gone) to Philadelphia for your vacations. While you're there demonstrate your prowess as the alpha male silverback to those pesky gang members. I'll be interested in hearing how that works out for you.
Richard Sandburg

Philadelphia, PA

#14 May 21, 2012
R0B0BL0GGER wrote:
Has anyone heard anything about this? How many people have been robbed?
Have the robberies been at gunpoint, have any knives been used to threaten people?
yes I was one of the victims.!! As we left and approached our car three hoodlums wearing all black and hoodies pulled over there heads popped up on us. One was crouched behind the bumper another crouched down by the front tire curb side and the third was keeping look out two car lengths down the street. They we white youths but it seemed like they were trying to talk like inner city American Americans. They said something like empty you pockets you punk ass Fa_s. I was not going to I did not see a weapon so I quickly open the door and jumped in. One guy started kicking my car. Major dents now on front quarter panel and door right side doors!!! My friend jumped in 20 seconds later he gave them only stuff from one of his pockets ATM license and $23. We did not call the police cause we were drinking. The beer in that horrible place tasted skunk and the tap beer was flat. We all switched over to liqueur which I don't usually drink. we were all more tipsy than usual and must have made easy targets thanks to the disgusting beer they serve. That place sucks I will never go back there.
Pink Eye

Emmaus, PA

#15 May 21, 2012
AC Native wrote:
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Here's what my take is on it Stevie. You found a year old article and some local comments on possible gang activity in Gettysburg. Seeing as Gettysburg is in close proximity to Baltimore I believe that the gangs sought to infiltrate the area as a stop for high level drug dealers. They didn't find the area as inviting as they thought because of the effort of law enforcement and the drug task force in Gettysburg. They've since moved on. No one is saying that there is no crime in Gettysburg and the surrounding areas. I believe the overall crime rate to be lower than cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC. But feel free to take your family (although I think if you ever had one they're long gone) to Philadelphia for your vacations. While you're there demonstrate your prowess as the alpha male silverback to those pesky gang members. I'll be interested in hearing how that works out for you.
yu cry that tourism is down, yet you tell a potential tourist to bsically take their money and spend it elsewhere.
The problem might be that the locals don't want tourists.
Had they gotten the casino wouldn't that have brought tourists to the area too? Or would they have been considered, "better tourists"?
Richard Sandburg

Philadelphia, PA

#18 May 21, 2012
Steve Gratman wrote:
This is the kind of thing I'm talking about Richard, these gangs must operate under the comity of the locals, because you don't even hear about it in the news as much as you should.
I am very sorry that this happened to you, were you afraid to report it or threatened somehow? Because they sure try to sweep that stuff under the rug so tourists don't get scared away. These gangs know that people have been drinking at these honkytonks, and they will be easy targets for wiggers and black or hispanic youths in hoodies.
Did you see the insulting self-serving post that one of the forum jerk trolls, AC Native wrote minutes ago? The dummy wants to wash his hands and make the crime problem go away. He says "it's over a year old," as if that is supposed to make it all better like nothing happened.
How do you feel one year later after being robbed in Gettysburg? I bet it feels like it was just yesterday. This can happen with post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD)
This AC jerk has been very insulting to you, I am sure you just want to get on with your life.
Thank you for your concerns. And yes I just want to get on with my life. At the time of the incident we were afraid to call the police cause we were drinking. Like I said we had to switch over to liquor cause the beer was warm skunk and flat. I was afraid of a disorderly conduct or something like that for beging drunk. I had half a beer cause I could not finish it and two shots. In today's world even after an hour and a half that's a DUI. I was also going through a divorce and that's the last thing I need! Christ only get to see my kids on the weekend because of the scum in this town!! After all it was only $23 and the cards. But the problem here and what scares me is the next victim. Someone could have there life taken. I would like some positive feedback and what this community is planning on doing! That is what would make me feel better
AC Native

Fayetteville, PA

#19 May 21, 2012
Right Richard, afraid to call the police because you were drinking. Now even though this story reeks of BS you essentially admitted to drinking and driving. And if you're still driving around with major dents in your vehicle my guess is no insurance either. Sounds like you're not much of a fine upstanding citizen either.
AC Native

Fayetteville, PA

#20 May 21, 2012
Steve Gratman wrote:
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You have no credentials or education in the field to give your "take" so shove it so far up yours that it tickles your tonsils.
When I want to hear from the village idiot, we'll call your dad, the town drunk and get his permission for you use the computer again. Peabrain...
Your sociological treatise above would be useful to those seeking to line a birdcage.
Now shut your mouth
How do you know what kind of credentials or education I have? This thread reeks of BS so badly I can smell it through my computer. Hardly worth the effort to respond to you it's so obvious. Now, you big ape go eat a banana.
Steve Gratman

Hollywood, FL

#21 May 21, 2012
I am glad to hear that things are getting back to normal for you. I wouldn't go back to Gettysburg either, especially with the way they treat outsiders.

They are very rude and small-minded people, and this is just the locals, not to mention the Hispanic gang members.

Don't expect them to do anything but play buddy-buddy and troll the interwebs looking to spread their lies.

I for one will be very careful when I come anywhere near town, might have to start traveling with a friend.

I don't want to put myself or my wife and children in any kind of danger, so I am canceling our School's annual 6th grade field trip to the battlefield. It's just not worth it anymore.
AC Native

Fayetteville, PA

#23 May 21, 2012
Steve Gratman wrote:
I am glad to hear that things are getting back to normal for you. I wouldn't go back to Gettysburg either, especially with the way they treat outsiders.
They are very rude and small-minded people, and this is just the locals, not to mention the Hispanic gang members.
Don't expect them to do anything but play buddy-buddy and troll the interwebs looking to spread their lies.
I for one will be very careful when I come anywhere near town, might have to start traveling with a friend.
I don't want to put myself or my wife and children in any kind of danger, so I am canceling our School's annual 6th grade field trip to the battlefield. It's just not worth it anymore.
Thought you weren't coming back anymore?
Thank you so very much

Gettysburg, PA

#24 May 21, 2012
AC Native wrote:
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Thought you weren't coming back anymore?
No worry AC, said he is only traveling with a friend, so no chance he will ever be here.
Steve Gratman

Hollywood, FL

#25 May 21, 2012
Once more: it is not worth coming to Gettysburg due to the crimes that occur when street gangs rob tourists.

Tourists are getting robbed in Gettysburg, and I don't want to be caught up in a tourist robbery.

I don't know why you refuse to acknowledge this, it has been confirmed by many others here and elsewhere on he web.

Tourists are being robbed in Gettysburg by gang members.
Steve Gratman

Hollywood, FL

#26 May 21, 2012
Thank you so very much wrote:
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No worry AC, said he is only traveling with a friend, so no chance he will ever be here.
You won't see my friend until it's too late! He's an ornery cuss!
AC Native

Fayetteville, PA

#27 May 21, 2012
Steve Gratman wrote:
Once more: it is not worth coming to Gettysburg due to the crimes that occur when street gangs rob tourists.
Tourists are getting robbed in Gettysburg, and I don't want to be caught up in a tourist robbery.
I don't know why you refuse to acknowledge this, it has been confirmed by many others here and elsewhere on he web.
Tourists are being robbed in Gettysburg by gang members.
Others......right. BS detector working overtime on this thread.
Thank you so very much

Gettysburg, PA

#28 May 21, 2012
Steve Gratman wrote:
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You won't see my friend until it's too late! He's an ornery cuss!
The only friend you have is in you mind. Pardon me, your half mind.
AC Native

Fayetteville, PA

#29 May 21, 2012
Thank you so very much wrote:
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No worry AC, said he is only traveling with a friend, so no chance he will ever be here.
Let alone with the imaginary wife and kids.
AC Native

Fayetteville, PA

#30 May 21, 2012
Thank you so very much wrote:
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The only friend you have is in you mind. Pardon me, your half mind.
I remember having an imaginary friend as a child. I outgrew it by the time I was about eight. Stevie must have a case of arrested development.

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