[North Loop, Minneapolis.]
[Linden Hills, Minneapolis.]
[Como Park, Saint Paul.]
a : a use of language regarded as distinctive of a particular group
- accent was … a shibboleth of social class
- —Vivian Ducat
b : a custom or usage regarded as distinguishing one group from others
- for most of the well-to-do in the town, dinner was a shibboleth, its hour dividing mankind
- —Osbert Sitwell
|[Downtown Minneapolis, c. 1963.]|
|[The 2016 tour inaction.]|
|[A Villager occupying a handicapped spot at the Trader Joe's.]|
|[Sign at St. Vincent's.]|
|[If you scramble and panic, you can cross the street at Goodrich, most of the time, sort of...]|
|[... but if you're vulnerable in any way, you're screwed.]|
Officers found Tom Corbett, 48, bleeding from his face in the West Seventh Street neighborhood.
He told officers he thought he had slipped on the ice, but given the severity of his injuries and evidence that police found — tire tracks and debris from a damaged vehicle next to him — investigators believe Corbett was struck by a vehicle that drove away, said Steve Linders, a St. Paul police spokesman, on Thursday.
Paramedics took Corbett to the hospital, where he was listed in serious condition on Thursday. He’s being treated in intensive care for a fractured pelvis, eight broken ribs and a punctured lung, said his sister, Cindy Corbett Nelson. He underwent surgery Wednesday for his broken jaw.
Corbett has worked at Cooper’s Foods on West Seventh Street near Western Avenue, where he bags groceries, since 2003. He also lives nearby and was walking home from work when he was injured. Corbett, who has Down syndrome, lives with a family who looks after him, his sister said.
“All the customers love him,” said Chris Streadwick, Cooper’s assistant store manager “He’s kind of like a neighborhood icon. Everybody knows him.”
Corbett’s family and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
“He has such a wonderful, pure soul,” Corbett Nelson said. “What happened is obviously life-changing, but we’re hoping we’ll get our Tommy back at some point in time and hoping to get some help from the public to figure out what happened.”
|[A look into the window at Cooper's.]|
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