Recently a coworker was at the grocery store about 7:00 PM when he heard a woman cry out and saw a three hundred pound woman "running away". It seems the plus size girl had grabbed the purse of another woman. My friend ran her down just as she was getting into her car. He grabbed the purse out of the car as the thief drove away.
Especially disturbing is the recent rash of murders and killing sprees which have occurred. Five people killed in South Carolina, three or more victims in a spree across Tennessee and Alabama. A prominent citizen and his wife murdered in their Pensacola home. Madness is breaking out,
Some good news is being reported. They've caught the "limping bandit" who is suspected in 23 bank robberies across the southeastern United States.
As bad as it may be here though, our neighbor to the south has it even worse: Mexico Gunmen attack Police Bases. This is a story from the first of July.
Mexico gunmen attack police bases
Gunmen have launched a string of attacks on federal police bases in Mexico, killing five people.
At least six cities were hit - all in the western Michoacan state, a stronghold of Mexico's drug cartels.
Three police officers and two soldiers are reported to have been killed when the attackers, armed with grenades and assault rifles, opened fire.
In one incident, in the state capital Morelia, 40 gunmen arrived in a convoy of vehicles to carry out the raid.
There had already been prolonged gun battles in the city on Friday, during which suspected drug boss Arnoldo Rueda - a senior member of the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel - was arrested.
The co-ordinated raids are being seen as a revenge attack for that arrest.
As well as Morelia, the cities of Apatzingan, Lazaro Cardenas, Patzcuaro, Zitacuaro and Huetamo were targeted.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon - who comes from Michoacan - has launched a major operation to try to stem the country's drug violence, deploying tens of thousands of extra troops and police officers.
Some 6,000 people died in violence related to organised crime last year.