Thursday, September 07, 2006

Flashing lights...

We had a big excitement in the neighborhood yesterday. The part of it we could see started whenwhat seemed to be a group of people started yelling at each other. They got a little closer and we realized it was actually 3 people, their friends, and people from almost every house they passed as the 2 guys pushed and shoved each other down the street adjacent to ours. Within about 5 minutes, a police car appeared and the 2 cops inside separated the men and put one of them into the back of the car. Then another car appeared, then an ambulance and still MORE police cars. When I looked outside next... there were NINE police cars on the corner. None of them had their lights flashing, and the EMTs from the ambulance were just kind of standing around in the middle of the road. Starting to get a little worried, even though the cops also appeared to just be standing around, I called the police station and asked for information. Wouldn't you? I mean, 9 cop cars on a little tiny street in a big city makes one think maybe its something bad that you really dont want in your neighborhood... well, it was and it wasn't. Turns out it was a "domestic dispute with a weapon". The only weapons we had seen were the fists of the 2 guys who had been playing basketball together until they were tipped off to the fact that they were both involved with the same woman! No one was badly injured, no one was arrested (as far as we know), but it sure felt like a return to the small town to have that many police cars respond to such a little fracas! Our initial worry turned to amusement as we watched several of the police cars come and go... empty but for their drivers. Apparently it was a slow day and this was the most interesting place to hang out. Not the water cooler for these guys... donut shop? Pshaw. Lets go hang out on Mink Street instead! Im surprised one of them didn't bring food and turn it into a real party.... Although, we did leave around that time to get Hubband to his evening class so who knows... we may have just missed the pizza delivery by moments.

4 comments:

Queenie said...

Man, this must be the week for cracy cop occurerences, yeah? DANG. But yours was much bigger than the one we had last night (no post yet), but aren't all the lights PRETTY?

LadyBoyd said...

you had ANOTHER? Same situation as before? Maybe there is a national conspiracy....

Queenie said...

It's that whole "end of summer moron blowout", except you have to now add at the bottom "now with more felonious jackassery!" heeee.

Xboyd said...

Yikes, stripes! There is a full moon out, you know....all the crazies come out of hiding and start howling.