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Police doubt gunshot victim's story

Shooting allegedly occurred near Castro Street bar

Police suspect that a man who showed up at a Redwood City hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg isn't telling the whole truth about the incident.

According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, a 23-year-old man from Lathrop, in San Joaquin County, drove himself to the Redwood City Kaiser at about 2 a.m. on July 22 with a bullet-wound that went through his thigh.

The hospital notified Mountain View police, as the man told medical staff he had been shot in the parking lot behind Molly Magee's, a bar in the 200 block of Castro Street, Wylie said.

However, police found no one who had heard or seen the shooting, there were no reports of shots fired in the area, and no bullet or shell casing was found behind the bar, Wylie said.

"The victim said there was not a single other person in the parking lot at 2 a.m., but that would have been unlikely, given it was a Friday night and the bars are all open until 2 a.m. and the parking lots don't usually clear out entirely until closer to 3 a.m.," Wylie said.

— Mountain View Voice Staff

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Jul 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Advice for dumb criminals: you can't just tell any story and have it be believed. It has to fit the facts. It's always a mystery why folks like this expect to just be taken at their word no matter what they say. Does it have to do with how they were raised? Or are we just seeing the lower part of the curve here, people who have too little sense to ever succeed?


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Posted by Jesse
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 26, 2011 at 6:49 am

[Post removed due to excessive and/or repetitive post by same poster]


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Posted by Margaret
a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 26, 2011 at 9:10 am

Jesse -

Why do you write 'Is this near the Day Worker Center' in a comment on all of these crime articles? I bet you know right where the Day Worker Center is. Stop trying to besmirch the Day Workers. It's dishonest.

Has anyone else noticed these repeated posts of 'Is this near the Day Worker Center' ?


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Posted by Margaret
a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 26, 2011 at 9:21 am

Jesse and All - I did a quick search for 'near the Day Worker Center' and came up with all of these posts by Jesse, all asking 'Isn't that near the Day Worker Center?' All crimes articles.

Bleeding man found lying on apartment steps
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4261

Two-alarm fire at U-Haul damages eight vehicles
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4518

Blackberry stolen from car in garage
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4260

Purse-snatcher pushes woman
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4225

Police arrest flasher on attempted rape charge
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4202

Couple startles burglar
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4485


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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 26, 2011 at 9:52 am

@Margaret:

Yes, there are several of us who recognize Jesse's incessantly inane queries about the location of the Day Worker Center relative to where crimes are taking place.

Jesse, as an Internet-using adult in 2011, you should have enough mental faculties to do the research yourself whether or not Location A is close to Location B. (Hint: try using Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Mapquest, etc.)


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

@Jesse - only about half of the incidents are near the Day Worker Center

Bleeding man found lying on apartment steps
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4261
// yes - 316 Escuela Ave

Two-alarm fire at U-Haul damages eight vehicles
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4518
// no - El Camino at Grant

Blackberry stolen from car in garage
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4260
// no - crimereports.com, May 6, theft-from-vehicle, California near Ortega and Latham near Ortega

Purse-snatcher pushes woman
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4225
// yes - 500 block of Escuela Avenue.

Police arrest flasher on attempted rape charge
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4202
// yes - Crisanto Avenue toward Escuela Avenue

Couple startles burglar
mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4485
// no - 800 Block of E. El Camino


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Posted by Margaret
a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

@ Steve - only about half of Mountain View is near the Day Worker Center. So, half of what goes on in Mountain View is near the place.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

@Margaret -

Less than five percent of Mountain View is as near to the Day Worker Center as fifty percent of those reports.

They are all within 0.4 miles, the area in a 0.4 mile radius is 0.4 x 0.4 x 3.14 = 0.5, the area of Mountain View is 12 square miles 0.5/12 = 4.2%


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Posted by Thom
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

100% truthful. Everyone knows that there are no people in that parking lot at 2am. And we all know that there's no other place to get help in MV so driving with a bullet in your leg all the way to Redwood City makes sense.

He should've used the tried and true "I was cleaning the gun and it went off" excuse.


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Posted by susan
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I live one block from the Day Worker Center and there is NO unruly activity in our neighborhood at night! "Near" the DWC in actually at least 3 blocks, long ones, in these cases. Get over yourself Jesse! You are the kind of bigot who should move to a desert island! The Day Workers are working hard to be legal and a productive part of the community.


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Posted by Proud Sierra Club Member
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Haven't you noticed the young people shooting at others and most of those who are the target of their bullets have Reptilian brians? Their brain is only capable of processing the most fundamental of life sustaining functions; i.e., breathing, eating, walking, etc. but nothing more, e.g., logical thoughts.


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Posted by castro mom
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Yeah, Jesse is really annoying! Why don't we take Jesse to the Day Worker Center? Jesse won't have to ask again where it is. I think Jesse is acting like a bigot and/or idiot! Are you tired of this already?;>


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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Jesse is no doubt laughing real hard about all this. Maybe Margaret could list the countless articles about the DWC that appear in the Voice over any other topics of substance.


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