Here’s an interesting e-mail I received from a friend (not actually located in this neighborhood, but up in Team 2 territory on the northwest side) who had a very typical “Can I come in and use your phone to call my girlfriend?” house-casing experience with a complete stranger earlier today. I don’t mean to sound like I’m not surprised by the lack of interest on TPD’s part, but, considering we’ve been told over and over again to report such incidents to the police (Remember the whole “Snaggletooth” ordeal?), it does make a fella wonder if this 911 call would have been taken slightly more seriously by the City had the caller not been a single mom worried about her and her daughter’s safety, but rather an outside contractor making a juicy kickback on a faux citation being issued to prop up a lazy and incompetent city government’s revenue stream.
Yeah, yeah, yeah… I can hear the gasps and “tisk-tisking” at the mere suggestion of there being something wrong in paradise, but, quite frankly, I really don’t care how “offensive” anyone finds my wide-eyed curiosity about such goings on. It’s funny how my sarcasm never seems to bother real cops, but then, they’re not who people keep voting for — are they?
Regardless, the aforementioned e-mail follows this, my latest attempt at what’s sure to be deemed as “hate speech” by the hand-wringing politically correct.
Who IS John Galt?
Soon to be former board member, MNA
PS: I confirmed I’ll be available next Sunday to witness the treasurer report if we can wrap it up no later than 5:30 PM, or thereabouts.
Well chum, “no incident has occurred,” said the nice female voice on the other end of the phone when I attempted to call 911 with and “Incident Report”. We (911 lady and I) were disconnected and I had to call her back. The same woman answered, thank goodness, or someone might have thought something horrid had happened when the phone went dead. I believe she hung up on me on accident. She answered straight away when I called back to say that everything was OK.
Anyway, they do not do “Incident Reports,” unless the man is still around and bothering me or at least within my sight. I told her that I would rather not open the door to see if the man was still outside of my door and in my sight at this point.
This system does not seem to work.
Thanks for listening and for the wannabe helpful advice,