Boise's bar scene is exuding a frontier vibe of late, with fights and stickups happening as fast as the police press folks and local TV news can report them. Slow down, criminals, or else there won't be time for that story about the waterskiing squirrel!
On August 30 alone, three violent incidents took place in the downtown area. First, at 10:40 p.m., a white male flashed a gun and robbed the Texaco kitty-corner to the Boise Co-op. He is described as approximately 19 years of age, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, thin, with both long sidburns and noticeable acne. No word on whether any North End pacifists were traumatized by the event while out on a beer run.
Second, at around 12:20 a.m., two men got in a fight downtown, with Rebel Without a Cause-esque results. One of the men wielded a knife, inflicting small injuries on his tussle buddy. No arrests have been made.
Finally, somebody ruined a relatively non-fatal tussle at 2:23 a.m. when he fired a shot in the alley behind The Loft. No one was injured by the shot, although one man was taken to the hospital for his injures from the fight. The shooting suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20s, five feet, 10 inches tall, 205 pounds and with a long goatee. He fled the scene in a red 1990s Ford pickup. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.