What really happened that day? Miss Poem advised me that this Antonio Romero approached her seemingly out of the blue, trying to sell insurance and was not willing to take “No” for an answer. When his offer was turned down, things turned violent fast. He declared he would get his money one way or another and began to viciously punch Miss Poem in her face and in her ribs, choking her, and even going so far as to throw her into the display case, completely destroying it. Miss Poem tried to fight back as best as she was able- smart woman that she is was carrying mace at the time- but was inevitably rendered unconscious until she woke up in the hospital.
Miss Poem seemed in high spirits despite the ordeal- engaging in witty banter with the other patrons of Burrit-Hos while I was there. Their Memorial Day platter both looked and smelled delicious… unfortunately, this reporter had to go before she was able to partake in any. But you can bet your last dollar, readers, I’ll be back. It’s hard not to be drawn towards the environment- everything about it positively screams “authentic” and Miss Poem’s continual chipper attitude despite the devastation she’s faced is nothing short of inspiring.
In the mean time, I suggest being extra wary of anyone trying to sell you something door to door. Mr. Romeo is out on bond and if his history of violence is any indication, he’ll likely strike again.
Reported by Chloe Walcott