Four men tried to rob the Kaplan Brothers Blue Flame Corporation in Harlem today, and the owner of the business dispatched them with a shotgun
. Two went to the afterlife, one hobbled several blocks to St. Luke's Hospital, and the last just wandered off bleeding, but was apprehended. A witness tells the Times
, "bystanders appeared to be sympathetic to the business owner," which doesn't surprise us one little bit. The latest NYPD figures for Harlem's 28th Precinct shows serious crime in that area for the first week of August up 29.41 percent from the year before
, with 10 robberies.