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For D.C. residents participating in the shopping excitement of Black Friday, the citizen-justice group Guardian Angels have your back. From the MPD 3rd District list:

Guardian Angels will be handing out safety tips for the Holidays on Black Friday November 25, 2011. We will also be doing escorts from stores to cars and public transportation. We will be looking for snatch and grabs, pickpockets, car break ins, and crimes of opportunity. If we witness a crime in progress we will make a citizens arrest. Our goal is for the general public to not become a victim this Holiday Season. The Guardian Angels will start handing out safety tips at the Columbia Heights metro station (5am-10am) at the corner of (14th and Irving street, NW) After 10 we will patrol metro trains and hand out safety tips at other metro stations. Criminals beware, we know who’s been naughty this year.

No word on whether Postie Dan Zak will compose a poem to mark the occasion.

Photo by Mr. T in DC via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution Generic 2.0 License