Enlightening Commentary

Stroller Profiling

Posted on March 29, 2017

Armed baby stroller. Anyone with kids knows that the best time to take little Emma or Liam on a walk is at 2 o’clock in the morning. Coincidentally, it also happens to be the ideal time to do some neighborhood gunrunning.

“Police were monitoring cameras in the area of 45th and Wood streets because of gunfire there about 11 p.m. Sunday and saw two women enter a house about 2:15 a.m. Monday, one carrying a backpack and the other a bag.

They left with a stroller about five minutes later.

Police asked officers on the street to “conduct an investigatory stop,” which they did in the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, about a block from where the women were first seen, officials said.

After asking if there were any weapons in the stroller, which was covered, one of the women said yes, police said.

Officers said they found a Mossberg Model 472 30-30 rifle with two rounds and a spent shell casing wrapped in blankets.

Police also found a Smith & Wesson 9 mm with 15 live rounds, an extra magazine with 15 rounds, an extra magazine and a box of 9 mm ammunition in a diaper bag on the stroller’s seat.”

We’re now adding anti-stroller infantists to the the list of anti-, -ists and -isms that apply to the CPD.