Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

So, a few minutes after I got home this evening, I heard lots of sirens and then helicopters overhead. Naturally, I had to go see what was up. This is what I found, just a few yards from where I live:

Lots of LAPD:

And still more were arriving:

While, behind the police barrier tape, some were talking and waiting for who-knew-what:

This many cops probably meant there was a gun involved, so I thought it best to stay behind the fence and keep the nice officers between me and… whoever they were looking for.

And, to add a surreal moment to this Southland scene, as I ran through the grounds of my building to get that last shot of cops in action, I passed our swimming pool … and two women passionately kissing.

Only in LA. 🙂

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And I love the headline:

Man with Spears tattoo steals earring-wearing dog

Fri Aug 21, 7:47 pm ET

WILTON MANORS, Fla. – A man with a tattoo of Britney Spears‘ name on his arm or neck allegedly stole a Chihuahua with pink earrings from a South Florida gay bar. Brian Dortort, 48, said Thursday he has spent weeks searching for his 4-month-old pooch, named Hudson Hayward Hemingway. The dog, about the size of a softball, was in a specialty pet bag.

And I thought these things only happened in California… For the rest of the story, click here.

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It’s a good thing for the victim that her rapist got hungry:

Chris Turner normally wouldn’t drive into the remote Tennessee mountains just to deliver a pizza. The one time he did, he came upon a scene that drained the color from his face and made him “numb from head to toe” – a woman with her hands tied, silently begging him to call 911.

And bravo for Mr. Turner for taking a chance and getting involved. There’s no doubt in my mind that he saved the young woman’s life and likely spared many other women a similar fate.

PS. Yes, this is the first post in a long while. This is my personal blog and, well, I really haven’t that much to say about myself. I’ll try to be a bit more diligent in the future.

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