Dirty, double-crossin' rats seen on Lower Greenville

Question What do Lower Greenville scumbars and the movie Blonde Crazy (1931) have in common?

Answer Both have dirty, double-crossin' rats.

In the movie Blonde Crazy, James Cagney uttered his famous line - Mmm, that dirty, double-crossin' rat.

On Lower Greenville, DPD officers think a scumbar owner is ratting out his competitors because his business has been taking a rapid dive.

Last weekend, someone named James called DPD from a cell phone (to show you that BD is not making this up, the first few digits are 214-563-33XX) to report underage drinking taking place at Z's on Sears Street (formerly Zephyr's).

Upon investigation, they really did find underage drinking, and some questions were raised asked about their TABC permit.

BD and the DPD are not trying to deter James from doing his civic duty. We really appreciate his efforts to help clean up Lower Greenville and reduce the number of scumbars.

BD thinks James should make one big list of all the scumbars he doesn't like (and why), then fax it (from Kinkos) to DPD Chief Kunkle's office for review and follow-up. The more details included, the better a case to be made.

After a few weeks, there will be a lot less scumbars on Lower Greenville and more quiet on the streets in the neighborhood.

Yeah, that's the ticket!

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville