Not Exactly What You Want to See Outside Your House at Night February 28, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, disaster, family, foolishness, Immigration, sickness, Society.
So, this happened:
That was the scene outside my house about 9:30 last night. First rapidly approaching police sirens, then a loud crunch, then looking outside the window to find first one policeman with weapon drawn and then within seconds 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 police SUVs screeching to a halt. Well. I wonder what that’s all about.
Did I run and grab a handgun? Yes, yes I did. Forgot the body armor, though, but the police had things under control within seconds, so there’s that. I mean, for a brief instant, I had thoughts of someone(s) bailing out of the wrecked car and running through my backyard, and finding no way out, then what? But I’ve always had a bit overactive imagination.
Turns out it was a group of kids who have had many run-ins with the law. They were underage driving around with open alcohol containers and decided they didn’t want another serious misdemeanor on their record, so they tried to run. They didn’t get very far. The cops did not sound like these kids had committed violent crimes, they’re just very wild and unsupervised. It was mom’s car they wrecked.
Really, though, what transpired was miraculous. They hit a tree in our front yard, missing our mailbox by inches, but if they had gone 4 or 5 ft on either side they could have gone down one empty driveway straight into a concrete lined former creek now drainage ditch, or they could have smashed into my truck, chicken pen, and shed. A bit further to either side, they could have driven into either our house or my neighbor’s. So, Deo Gratias that about the most benign outcome possible occurred. The kids were uninjured. Even though they hit the tree at about 20 mph, airbags did not deploy, for some reason. Maybe someone pulled the fuse. Even the tree is virtually undamaged, at least it appears to be, for now. Trees are much, much stronger than automobiles, even large SUVs:
Shorter post: just another night in south Irving. I’d say the Tahoe is totaled.