I’ve been aware of the recent criminal activity at the Harrisburg Mall lately, but it hit home today. One of Melissa’s coworkers was the victim of an attempted robbery at knifepoint last night in the mall’s parking garage. Luckily for him, he fought back, subdued the criminal, and called the police. I usually only go to that mall to visit the excellent Great Escape Theater, but between the crime and fluctuating tenants that’ll probably be it for me.
It’s ironic that the mall isn’t secured well enough to repel criminals: it sits next door to the Dauphin County Prison. Who’s going to clean the Mall up?