Feb 6, 2006

Superbowl Sunday

I was at home yesterday, pretty depressed over the Seahawks having the game taken from them by the refs.  I’m not bitter, nor will I be immolating myself soon; but it was a low time. 

As I wallowed on my sofa, my son ran in the door and said, “Dad, a car just crashed into a phone pole next door, I think the cops were chasing it!”  Now this is more like it!  A bit of excitement, just the thing to knock me out of a funk; and how considerate of some low-life to bring it right to my front door!  I needed three things in order to run outside and join the fun: first I needed a gun; I grabbed a .380, knowing that I may be poked fun at by my fellow officers who think that it is a sissy pistol, but it is light and easy to run with.  Next I needed a flashlight; my Surefire e2 would do nicely.  Lastly I needed some shoes; you can’t run after bad guys in your stocking feet; very difficult to run after someone crying “Ouch ouch ouch ouch” with every step through the gravel. The problem is that it took me a few minutes to find my shoes.  

While I was excavating through all the ladies' shoes in a closet that must have belonged to Amelda Marcos, my daughter (the volunteer Fire fighter) grabbed her EMT gear and ran out the door, hoping to save someone’s life.  My wife then started yelling at me to go get my daughter, whom she felt was going to be molested and killed by the bad guy.  I finally found my shoes and ran out just in time to see my daughter walking dejectedly back to the house, nobody bleeding or dying, not even a good hangnail to bandage.  I got to the car (which was pretzeled around a very sturdy phone pole) and saw an abandoned police car behind it; everyone had taken off running. 

That is the problem with modern vehicles and air bags; in the old days when you wrapped your car around a phone pole, you did not get out and run from the police, you stayed put, wedged somewhere between the dash and the windshield.  Nowadays guys are crashing right and left and able to pop out and do the ole’ felony two step.  

The suspect ended up being arrested two blocks away, turned out he was drunk and (probably) upset that the Seahawks had lost, and was driving around shooting out windows with a handgun (which was on the floor of the wrecked car).  So, at the end of it all, I didn’t get to have any fun, I had to pick up all my wife’s shoes, and I had to explain 27 times that I really was carrying a real gun.  

To top it all off, I got into work today and all the paperwork for the case was on my desk.  

Should have stayed on the sofa.

13 comments:

suzypwr said...

No job is complete without the paperwork.

mindercella33 said...

LMAO. I just started reading your journal, but  I must sayI am really enjoying it. I have to find the time to go back and read the whole thing. Love the entry. cyndy

dawngepfer said...

Dave, I wish you could write everyday.  I love reading your stuff.  P.S.  I'm bummed that the Steelers won, too.  I think the Seahawks' uniforms are a pretty color.  :)
Dawn

mllevl said...

Should have kept your shoes ready by the door is more like it....hahahhahaha
Eve

lv2trnscrb said...

never a dull moment in your neighborhood I am sure. I was for the Steelers; but I do think there were some pretty poor calls made by the refs against the Seahawks. I always want a fair game played.

betty

yakima127 said...

Unbelievable!  JAE

demandnlilchit said...

funny yet frightening entry..........funny cuz no one was hurt except for the bad guy! lol

ally123130585918 said...

How inconsiderate of that low life getting out of the car and running away before you could find your shoes....so there's you armed to the hilt lol (.380) better known as a pea shooter...and Flash light,
(Please make note to yourself "Must have Pea shooter..Flash light and SHOES at the ready just in case")....Daughter seemed to be well prepared and made it to the door before you...lol..I know I shouldn't laught but can just image the look of disappointment on her face as she returned home....glad the suspect was arrested...and fancy you ending up with all the paperwork ...That is hilarious...thanks for the laugh....Ally

ladeeoftheworld said...

Dang....and it was such a good crime too............lol.

shayshaydc said...

Felony two step???? I am over here laughing so hard I'm crying!!!! I can just picture you running out there!!! Too funny!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

jmorancoyle said...

    Now there really is something to be said about leaving one's work at work. Maybe next time....
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

jevanslink said...

Taken from them by the refs?  What game were you watching?  How about a mismanged clock. Some strange play calling. Everybody had their chances. Holmgren will get them back there again.  Mrs. L

zosche973 said...

LOL The 'Ol felony two step'! ~Diane~