Thankful Thursday…True Crime

I’m starting to think that the saga of the neighborhood can probably become a recurring theme on this blog. I am still searching for some humor on this subject today, so if this comes across as a bit sarcastic, my apologies in advance.

For those of you who keep up with this blog, you know that I was with an Officer when a house was broken into in our neighborhood. If you missed that post, you can read it here:

This morning, I went to “warm up” the car for Lara and the kiddos to leave for school. I opened the garage so I could load their backpacks, and discovered a car parked in our driveway, blocking our way out. I hurried the kids back into the house and closed the garage, and told Lara that the day would be off to a late start as I had to call the city and figure out how to get them to tow the car. While I was dialing, Lara walked outside to see if she recognized the car. She turned around very quickly and hustled back into the house to tell me that someone was either unconscious or dead in the car. So, non-emergency turned into 911.

Again, I know the world in general has mixed feelings about law enforcement, and again, I will say I really love and appreciate our local deputies. One was here almost before I was off the phone with dispatch, with several more right behind him. Then the fire department and the ambulance arrived. Fortunately, the man was not dead.

That was when the K-9 unit arrived. One syringe, one knife, and a trunk full of stolen property later, the man in the driveway was arrested and the car was towed away. I can only imagine how crazy it all looked to the average passerby.

The kiddos arrived at school about an hour and a half late today, Lara arrived at her office late, and I am doing what I do: work and laundry. Haha.

Seriously, this may become our weekly story line. I guess I’ll give the local paper a run for their money and do my own police blotter here. Perhaps I’ll call it “community watch, from the driveway.”

I hope you all have a safe and serene Thursday! 🙂 Blessings to you all…

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