Once again College Club Townhomes has attracted negative attention. Is it our imagination or are shots fired on a regular basis on the apartment premises?
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Reginald Ryles, a 20-year-old man, was arrested when he was caught trying to get rid of empty shell castings.
Officers arrested Ryles for tampering with evidence. Someone shot into one of the apartments while three people were inside. Witnesses also said they saw someone with a shotgun.
Is it normal to shoot at College Club Town homes? The question has to be asked because quite frankly, it seems gunshots are prone to being heard on the grounds.
For some residents, this is not unusual.
The good thing is nobody has ever been injured. Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before someone does get hurt. We believe this is beyond ridiculous.
Where has all the common sense gone?
College Club should be revamped entirely. Perhaps the gatekeepers should step up their security. Perchance visitors should be required to leave at certain times and if worse comes to worse, maybe the staff should begin extensive background checks before enlisting residents.
The fact of the matter is that College Club isn’t exactly a place to be after hours.
Instead of the serene suburban apartment complex one may see in advertisements, we believe it is quite the opposite.
Jay Christie for the Editorial Board.