Nov 25, 2006

Lost the Race

     I have never been skinny.  Now I run, I work out, I try to watch my weight, but I have never had that thin, runner's physic.  However, one night, I was on a stakeout with someone who did. 

 

     We had been getting reports of car prowls in a particular area, so Officer Tom and I decided that we would stake out the area, to catch some of these criminals.  We walked into a bin lot, where large fruit bins were stacked about ten feet high, intending to use the bins as a vantage point.  As soon as we walked between two rows of bins, we noticed a stack of stolen booty.  The crooks had evidently already been busy, and had been stashing their ill-gotten gains between the bins.  Knowing that the bad guys would be back for the stash, Tom and I climbed up onto the bins and waited. 

 

     Within 15 minutes, two guys walked into the narrow aisle and started picking up the stolen goods.  Tom and I leapt down off the bins, screaming like we were marauding Huns.  The two crooks took off running, with Tom and me in pursuit.  Now these crooks were somewhat of a reflection of Tom and me- one was stocky and slow, the other thin and fast.  Tom quickly outpaced me, being able to run much faster than I.  And who did he catch and take to the ground?  That's right, the slow fat one.  And who did I get to chase?  Correct again, the skinny fast guy. 

 

     After four blocks, the guy gave up, when a backup officer in a patrol car drove in front of him.  The final indignity is that the skinny-fast bad guy gets a ride in the patrol car (albeit in handcuffs), while I have to walk the entire four blocks back to Tom, who was resting comfortably on an apple box.  I wanted to say something witty and insulting to him for making me do all the running, but I just couldn't catch my breath.

 

15 comments:

psychfun said...

:-) And I read this as I eat my pizza I just got! HA! Pathetic. I will say I have pizza like a couple times a year so... In fact, end of November I think this is the 3rd I've had!

That is pathetic! I hope everyone razed him later! What is next little old ladies for him? He is off the Superman list! Well, at least you got your cool down walking back. Oh wait...just thought of something...maybe it is a "insiders weight lost program" get the guys out of shape to run after the fast ones & they will lose a few lbs! HA! Better talk to your supervisor & see! HA! Next time just get the slow fat one first! HA!

lacaza3 said...

I would of said to your partner....Thanks Jack ASS lol lol lol
Donna in TEXAS

dragoneyes1164 said...

I am so glad that you have been writing again lately!! YAY... Oh and I saw your 15min of fame, very good. I would have been stammering ALOT! Anyway , another great story, you should write a book, I would buy it:)

mastersblynn said...

Yeah more Dave!!! xoxBarbara

mutualaide said...

Oh so sorry, LOL!  

mllevl said...

ahhh never mind ..sometimes silence speaks volumes!!  Eve

screaminremo303 said...

Four blocks? Not bad. Thanks goodness for Motorola.

reconcilinglife said...

Glad you are back writing and on the mend. I enjoy your stories very much. Bam
http://journals.aol.com/reconcilinglife/reconciling-life/

emabecmar said...

wow, glad the bad guys were caught. great job.
Cindy

tsalagiprincess1 said...

Great work!  Chalk up one for the good guys!  Glad your shoulder is better.

Dirk

kasee267 said...

Congratulations, on being a Guest Editor's pick this week.
Kathi

kuhlhiggins said...

This is my first time to your journal and I really enjoyed reading some of your entries. Have a great day.
Kat

rapieress said...

Your site needs some photos with your entries and a regular font that is used consistantly...
Of course if it is AOL...it is never consistant ... or working properly.
Catherine
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shayshaydc said...

hehehehe!!!!! Glad the shoulder is better!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

inafrnz247 said...

Okay...  Now I'm just glued!

Michelle