reminds Americans that everyone can do their part.
Arlington, VA (Vocus) March 5, 2009
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) issued a statement today in response to the recent assault on McGruff the Crime Dog as he was handing out fliers to children, by a bus driver in Washington, D.C. The bus driver, Shawn Brim, was quickly apprehended by D.C. police officers. Brim later said that he was trying to be funny. "It is sad and unfortunate that Mr. Brim believes violence is either acceptable or funny. NCPC applauds the swift actions of the officers to apprehend the suspect. McGruff is loved by children and adults across the country and his slogan, "Take A Bite Out Of Crime," reminds Americans that everyone can do their part." For information on how to prevent crime, visit http://www.ncpc.org.
About National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. NCPC manages public service advertising under the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign--symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog® and his "Take A Bite Out Of Crime®" slogan--and acts as secretariat for the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, more than 400 national, federal, state, and local organizations representing thousands of constituents who are committed to preventing crime. NCPC is funded through a variety of government agencies, corporate and private foundations, and donations from private individuals. For more information on crime prevention issues, visit http://www.ncpc.org.
Director, Media Relations and Marketing
National Crime Prevention Council
2345 Crystal Drive, 5th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202