View the story “Connected Ottawa community reacts to crime in Hintonburg” on Storify] Connected Ottawa community reacts to crime in Hintonburg Real time reaction to two restaurants unfolds online in Ottawa. Community begins to rally to support the restaurants.
Ian Capstick· Mon, Feb 11 2013 19:34:48
Online Ottawa had a rude shock this evening as two Hintonburg eateries fell victim to the same thief. First reported by Petit Bill’s Bistro via Twitter they alerted the community to a thief in a restricted area of their restaurant.
@PetitBills He went thru staff lockers stealing phone, car keys & cash, Tuesday, Feb 11Petit Bill’s Bistro
Less than an hour later rookie restaurant Supply and Demand was hit.
Tonight we were robbed by a guy in a blue truck. Such a great start for a new business :( at least no one was hurt.Supply and Demand
Emma Woodman quickly pieced things together.
@SupplyOttawa That’s awful! Perhaps it was the same guy who robbed @PetitBills ? They posted a picture of him.Emma Woodman
@HereafterEvents @petitbills what!?!? When did this happen!!Supply and Demand
@HereafterEvents @petitbills that is him!!Supply and Demand
Well-known Ottawa artist Andrew King valiantly offered to take chase…
@SupplyOttawa sorry to her this..if only I had been doing my #wellboro walk I would have taken chase. Glad you’re ok.Andrew King
@twitandrewking no good thing you were not on a walk, he has a red knife on him, please everyone be careful! Thank you for your concern!Supply and Demand
@tcfannumber1 yes, everyone is doing well, just a bit shaken.Supply and Demand
Reaction was strong from the Ottawa Twitter community. Many people retweeting the @hereafterEvents initial tweet about the crimes.
RT @HereafterEvents: Hey Ottawa @PetitBills and @SupplyOttawa were robbed tonight. Show them some love and call in a reservation!Kichesippi Beer Co.
Hope everyone @PetitBills and @SupplyOttawa are doing ok!Kelly Heard
Crazy! Both @PetitBills and @SupplyOttawa were robbed tonight! Hope the police catch the bastard. #SupportLocal #NeighbourhoodRestaurantsAmanda Barriage
I have no doubt @ottawapolice finest will catch the ass-clown that robbed @SupplyOttawa and @PetitBills. Glad no one was hurt.Adam Toner
@MarbleHydrants @PetitBills @SupplyOttawa HINTONBURG! Somebody must know this Jesse Pinkman wannabe thief! Speak up!Jennifer Woltemade
The good #wellboro people at @SupplyOttawa were robbed substantially tonight. If you haven’t dined there, stop in for eats to help em out.Andrew King
Quickest to report the news was the Twitter account belonging to well… the statues on street. ”We’re a bunch of fire hydrants made of marble, obviously. We make observations & general comments about our surroundings. Satire, so relax already.”