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Councilman: let there be light

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Posted: Dec 6, 2013 9:07 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: lakes, dark, crime, protection

BATON ROUGE- There is a push to get more lights around the LSU lakes after a series of attacks in the neighborhood.

Metro Councilman John Delgado believes the running path is not lit well enough and wants action taken. He believe the light issue is unsafe.

There have been a rash of robberies in the area. In another incident, a woman was choked unconscious while she was jogging.

Delgado is working with the Department of Public Works to install more street lights and replace current ones with brighter bulbs by January.

"I wouldn't recommend girls come at this time," said Kevin Mis, a jogger who was running at dusk Friday.

"It may be a little dangerous for them since it's kind of dark and there are some dark spots," he said.

Police have also increased patrols in the area.
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