Gentle Friends you never think about all the odd evil crazy that lurks in the world until it comes homes to roost.... well. Friday as we turned the corner to go up the hill home, we hit a wall of police, ambulances, firetrucks and crowds of people...... and our street .... had been yellow taped off without access.
The first thing we thought was "oh. my. god... that crazy fool has done something.... "
Let me back track a bit - down the hall from us lives the oddest and most completely unbalanced person - who has sent odd letters to the neighbors. He has also gone through two different room mates in the last year, usually ending up with screaming in the halls and stuff being thrown in the street in front of the building..... basically the guy is just all around unhinged. The building owners have been trying to get him out of the building for the last couple of months due to his odd behavior and threatening other residents - and it all came to a head on Friday afternoon.
At around 2:00pm they evacuated the building (most people were at work) and at around 3:00pm or so we got home to find those that were home milling about just waiting to see if the Bomb Squad found anything or if anything detonated.
Now, there are lots of kitties and hounds in our building, most tenants have one or the other - and all I could think about was our four who hounds. You see, this crazy person - threatening to blow up our building lives 4 doors down the hall from us. So for an agonizing couple of hours as the police, bomb specialists in anti-bomb suits...
searched all over the two buildings, and took apart his SUV - we waited, and waited and waited.
While all of us were waiting the News Vultures showed up - two film crews, the newspaper reporters and two helicopters hovering. It was a freaking circus.
In the end they took "crazy" away - and let us back in without incident. The only thing that turned up were two large bottles of acetone that the HAZMAT team found and took away - or at least that was what we were told........ and everyone is safe and sound.
That's about it for today sports fans - nothing like a little excitement to start off the weekend!!