Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bay Area Derby Girls Robbed at Gunpoint

By Rachel Swan
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM

A successful bout at Richmond's Craneway Pavilion ended in catastrophe, when two members of Bay Area Derby Girls were robbed at gunpoint outside their home in San Francisco's Mission District. Fortunately, the victims were unharmed. In an interview with The San Francisco Examiner skater Katy Lim speculated that the thieves had followed the two league members all the way from Richmond to San Francisco, in order to seize thousands of dollars in event proceeds, all of which were supposed to go into the Derby Girls' financial reserves. Lim refused to disclose further details, for fear it would affect an ongoing investigation by SFPD. They did, however, post an open letter to fans on the league web site, asking for help recouping the lost funds.

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