12.12.2006

you're a mean one, mr. grinch, you're a nasty wasty skunk

this is the face i gave the scary man.
this week is the week for exciting work stories.

today i was walking out of my office around 5-ish... and i look over to the parking lot next to ours and there is a window of shattered glass and a scary man inside bent over in the backseat (clearly burglarizing the car which i did not realize at first). At first I just thought, oh that sucks, that guys window got smashed out and then i saw the guy in the truck taking out two big shotguns out of the car and realized it probably wasn't his car and those probably weren't his guns. i looked at him, he looked at me, i pretended to not notice what he was doing and got in my car and locked the doors - the guy bolted immediately. i called my office, they came outside, i called 911 and gave a description and the direction the guy was going. then it got a bit was surreal. The cop comes like FLYING up in his car and he is like "what did he take" and i am like "TWO SHOTGUNS wrapped in camo" (only in Arkansas, i swear. the guns were hunting guns) and he flies off in the direction the guy went - tires squealing, the whole bit. anyway, they apprehended the guy and the guns and i got to go to the police station and give a statement (verbal and written) about the whole incident. the cop who caught the guy said it was the fastest he had ever caught a suspect - i like to think i had a little something to do with that! I told him i thought i deserved some sort of medal or star or at least a gift certicate or something. ;) kidding, kidding but i am glad the owner of the truck now only has to deal with a broken window!


12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thank god you got your good samaritan deed done before then end of the year. I don't think you had one for '06 yet. Glad you are safe and love you.

melissa haney said...

holy toledo! you're a brave little toaster.

leslie said...

way to go kat! i think you deserve a reward as well!

kristen said...

holy crap! good job nancy drew! i call not it to being bess.

no but really...that sounds scary.

Leah Billings said...

Nuts! They should have put you on the news or at least given you an honorary badge or something for being so brave. Nice work!

Angela said...

Way to go Kat!! You totally should have gotten a reward!

Elizabeth Ross said...

Sniff, sniff. I'm so proud of my girl! PS, I might have peed a little if I had seen it. I don't handle that well. Guns, I mean.

katandkarl said...

i like to think it is my ghetto training - north st. louis and all. ;)

not the first time i have seen a gun ON THE STREET. hahaha.

Anonymous said...

the kid is cute u r not
xoxo

sjhg said...

miss you kat. i've been a bad blogger this week because work is super busy. hope you're groovy!

Kenny & Stacia said...

Great job!!! I do prepare honorary citizen awards for the City, you deserve one ;)
Thanks for the Christmas card it is precious!!

Susan said...

You get to be President of the Jr. Crime Fighters club! Seriously, way to not get shot. I'm impressed and proud! P.S. Your Christmas card was super cool and sweet...and...you HAVE NOT GAINED WEIGHT. I could barely find you in the pics.