Interesting Times? Holy Sh%$.
Bank robbers were shot by police today about 150 feet from where I'm sitting in our dining room. My daughter Julia and I heard bang bang bang bang, and thought it was construction or firecrackers. I briefly thought gunshots, and then thought nah. Captain Jack knew it was worth barking about, but he settled down quickly. When I went out twenty minutes later to go to an appointment, police were stringing up crime scene tape, and just getting ready to tape off our driveway. I drove away knowing only that there'd been a shooting.
When I got home, I learned that it was not a domestic incident or random murder, but police responding to armed suspects. The whole place is closed off; I had to park a block away and walk home. The news helicopters are still circling around. Here's the story:
On Arlington Patch, and on Channel 5's website.
Here's what the scene looks like now.
While taking my own pictures, I got interviewed by both Channel 4 and Channel 5 news. They must really have been desperate for something to put on the air. (I doubt very much they'll use it, but you never know.)
I guess I can't complain about life being dull. This stuff is only supposed to happen on TV.