A week ago today I noticed police sirens approaching my house at a fairly high rate of speed. Glanced out the window in time to see a tan car with out of state plates fly by, taking the 90degree turn just past my driveway at about 50, follow closely by two state police cars, lights and sirens going.
Less than a minute later a state police SUV followed, also with full lights and sirens.
Shortly behind him was a county sheriff’s car. Also lit up and loud.
And a minute later an unmarked black SUV also came flying through, hidden lights flashing, sirens going (that was interesting, didn’t know any of the local police had an unmarked black SUV….).
The whole crew made an additional 90degree turn (still doing 50) onto the only street leading off of mine in that direction, and just before they got out of my range of vision I saw one of the original pair of state cops try to pass the tan car.
Chatting on Facebook about it, a friend, who happens to live a couple miles further down that road, commented that they’d all blown by her, still in hot pursuit of the tan car, and that the tan car had narrowly missed t-boning a truck when it blew through the stop sign…..
Not one of the local or semi local news places carried so much as a blurb on it.
For the last 3 days at work I’ve had customers asking me “did they ever get the ducklings out of the storm drain???”. Turns out that on my day off last week the police and DPW ended up shutting down over half of the (major thoroughfare) lanes of the road that the store is on in order to try to pull up a storm grate to get a bunch of ducklings out of the storm drain. Right infront of the store.
Not one of the local news places carried so much as a blurb on it.
*sigh* I know that in the over all scheme of things ducklings in a storm drain falls into the “cutsy and stupid” category, but when that many people want to know what happened its probably worth running a few seconds on it on the news that night (especially since it basically shut down a major road for several hours). And a high speed chase out in the “rural farmlands that aren’t anywhere near the city” (*rolls eyes*) doesn’t really impact city life……but really?? And in the mean time the news media is full of pieces on the midnight closing of the local Toby Keith’s restaurant……