Newsletter for Wednesday, March 16
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Going to the Mayor’s chapel, and we’re going to get married (Instagram via @phillymayor).
UBER SUSPENDS PHILLY DRIVER OVER GUN IN CAR
A Philadelphia Uber driver has been suspended by the ridesharing company for packing heat while ferrying riders around the city. It started after a man created a Facebook post (now set to private) that showed a handgun on the floor of a car. He explained that he and a friend climbed into an UberX ride and got a little uneasy when they saw what was on the floor in the passenger seat where the man’s friend was sitting. Uber tells Billy Penn they’ve located the driver and suspended him.
FOOD TRUCKS WILL RETURN TO 30TH ST. STATION
After being kicked out last year, the food trucks are returning to the Porch at 30th Street. The University City District, which manages the Porch, has issued a request for proposals, asking members of the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association to apply to vend on Mondays through Fridays from April through October of this year. Here’s why they left last year, and why UCD says they’re very happy to bring them back.
A half-dozen Philadelphians will tell true and amusing tales about things that may or may not have to do with the Internet.
Where: Shot Tower Coffee at 542 Christian St. 19147
When: March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $5 at the door
BILLY PENN LIKES
LSD AT VILLANOVA: THE INVISIBLE DRUG
The officers involved in the arrest of a Villanova student who did LSD and had a bad trip described the situation as unheard of, which shouldn’t be surprising. LSD is a drug you don’t often hear about in Philadelphia, even as a law enforcement official. “We rarely track LSD in this area,” said Patrick Trainor, a public information officer and special agent with the Philadelphia DEA. In fact, over the last 15 years, Trainor recalls just three cases involving the drug.
PHILLY POLICE INVESTIGATE INDEGO BIKE ON CRAIGSLIST
Police are investigating the Indego bike that appeared for sale in a Craigslist ad over the weekend, according to the bike share service. “We cannot comment on the Indego bike spotted on Craigslist this past weekend as it is still an open police investigation,” spokesperson Denise Goren told Billy Penn via email. Who has the bike? It’s not clear, but here’s what we know.