Friday, April 19, 2013

A Lil Bit o' Excitement This Morning

That would be early this morning, like around or shortly after 0100 hrs.  There I was, surfin' the inter-tubes in my office when I hear someone on my front porch stumble over the paving stones I use to anchor my doormat, followed by the sound of my storm door banging open and the rattling of the main door's handle, followed by very loud banging on the door.  I immediately did two things: (a) locked and loaded and (b) called 911.  I then went into the living room and shouted through the door that the police were on their way, at which time the banging stopped. When I say "banging," I mean loud and forceful banging... hard enough to knock the picture hanging on the wall by the front door askew.  The door frame in this apartment is pretty damned strong and that's prolly a good thing for both me (saving me from having to explain why there's a body laying just inside my door) and whoever was trying to get in (saving them from acquiring multiple additional orifices in their piece-o-shit body).

The cops arrived about two minutes later (pretty damned quick, eh?) but there was no sign of anyone in the vicinity. The officer at my front door then got a radio call that there was an adult male lurking on the north side... that would be the back side... of my building.  The officer excused herself and said she might be back, but they would get this guy.

Well, OK.  That was the last thing I heard.  You can imagine that getting to sleep was a lil bit problematic... so we entertained ourselves until about 0500 by watching the unfolding drama in Boston.

What a coincidence, eh?

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  1. That Chechen got to New Mexico FAAAST.

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    1. They're speedy buggers, ain't they?

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  2. Commenting has gotten odd since blogger stopped letting me log in the way I used to.

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    1. That was me, not Blogger. I shut down anonymous comments a few weeks back because of all the fucking spam. No spam now, and a LOT fewer comments in the bargain. (sigh)

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    2. I used to log in for commenting with the name/URL option. Now I'm choosing between my first comment up there or my second, which takes you to my old Blogger website. No biggie, I'll have my shit squared away here soon.

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  3. Damn!

    (I made a similar comment over at Suldog's place earlier today. You both live in "exciting" places.)

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    1. Jim's area is MUCH more exciting than mine. No SWAT teams here.

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  4. Two minutes... wow!
    The only way we'd get that fast a response is if they were in the neighborhood.
    Even they nothing would happen until backup was there.
    I really feel bad for those in the county.
    Sometimes there isn't anyone to respond because they're already responding somewhere else.

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    1. I have two cops living in the neighborhood... one a block east o' me and another one block west. I think the officer responding last evening is my neighbor to the east; she mentioned she was "in the neighborhood" when the call came in. That said, I had one other opportunity to call 911 back when I lived in Beautiful La Hacienda Trailer Park and the response was about three minutes, in that case. P-Ville ain't that big a town. ;-)

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    2. Uncle skip, those of us in the county exercise our 2nd amendment rights and will shoot first, call the sheriffs department next. With only one or two deputies patrolling at any time and a very large county, it could be 30 minutes for one to arrive.

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    3. @Jenny: Some of us in the city would shoot first, too... if the situation called for it. But like I said: then you have to explain the body.

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  5. Sounds like the door banger was looking to beat up some young lady and got the wrong place. I wouldn't have yelled but I would have loudly racked a round in the ol' Mossberg. Ass hats like that need ventilating.

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    1. The weird thing is that there was no shouting on his part... I never heard a word... just massive kicking and banging. You may be right, Darryl, on the "wrong place" thing and you're CERTAINLY right on the ventilating.

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  6. Wow, that is exciting! You handled it like a pro. Sleeping would have been out for me - those things tend to get my blood up and running. Glad you are fine and the Portales police are quick.

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    1. Yeah, getting to sleep was out of the question. It was hard last night, too.

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  7. They never caught the guy??

    The good news the Police got there fast, the bad news is..

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    1. In re: caught. Not that I know, Virgil, and there's nothing in the "Police Blotter" of the local rag, either. But they're always a couple o' days behind.

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  8. Well thank goodness you were ready to defend yourself if needed. But wowza Buck! Glad the perp went away...and sorry he wasn't caught either, at least that you know of.

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  9. Buck, the guy probably showed up because he'd just read a rpt from the Coast & Geodetic Survey that that part of town is sinking because of all the cash a rich bastard who drives a caddy and has two retirement incomes has stashed in his mattress, lol.

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    1. And of course spotting the Green Hornet also parked there just confirmed it, 'cause Miata's are SO exotic, right Buck? :)

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    2. THREE retirement incomes, Virgil. Three.

      TGH doesn't live here any more, so I'm just yer average, run-o'-the-mill, Caddy-drivin', rich guy who lives in a luxury apartment -- not an exotic rich guy.

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    3. Oops... fergot the ICSFTH!

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  10. Ya coulda fired thru the door like Uncle Joe (Da Veep) recommends. /sarc off/

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  11. Oh the dilemma of the home owner. Do you buy a smaller caliber gun for defense that leaves smaller more easily patched holes in the walls, furniture, lamps or buy the large caliber maximum damage device. I decided to get both and one in the middle. That way everything's covered!
    Glad you're OK. and that he didn't get the car. I don't imagine you have a COEXIST sticker on it.

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    1. I don't imagine you have a COEXIST sticker on it.

      Heh. No... just this.

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