The NYPD shot and killed a CD vendor in Times Square this morning who was not only scamming tourists, but also packing a Mac-10, for chrissake. The reaction of tourists: Awesome!
The 25 year-old victim was hanging around Times Square, who "would approach the tourists, ask them their names, write their names on the CDs and then demand payment of $10." (Tourists: "Fuck are you fucking kidding me? Fuck away from me with that" is the proper response in this situation). Cops chased the guy, and whoa, he whipped out a god damn Mac-10 and started shooting, and then got shot to death.
Emer Rooney, 33, a visitor from Ireland on the last day of a trip to New York, walked with a friend from a nearby hotel to take pictures of the scene...She cited the shooting, in fact, as one of the more exciting moments of her trip, including recovering lost luggage at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and getting tickets to the musical "Wicked."
So all things considered here, most people in New York City still favor robbing tourists. Give em the memory of a lifetime!