Saturday, December 6, 2008

I'm Walkin' Here!

That past Thursday John and I went down to Farmers Market. On the way back to our car, we saw a motorcycle cop giving some dude a ticket. Somewhat exciting, but I think we missed most of the action.

Then as we walked down to the next block John said he thought he heard another motorcycle cop engine and he did. The cop was parked across the street, but then suddenly took off and went towards the parking garage. We thought that was odd because what crimes could he prevent in the parking garage?

As we were crossing the the next street, and about half way through the crosswalk, this chick decide to turn down the street and cut in front of us. Then John yells 'Where's the cops when you need them?' and I pointed out that she was even on her cell phone! Talk about not paying attention!

We looked to our left after she drove by and what do you know? Who was in the lane heading in the opposite direction? The motorcycle cop that we saw head into the parking garage! He looked at us and then flipped a U-ey and put his lights on. We could not believe it! How many times have you ever said 'Where's the cops when you need them.' and they really are there? I think it was my second Christmas miracle!

We walked really quickly to our car so we could find out where the bust was taking place. Once we spotted them we did a slow drive by to check the scene. It was very hard not to yell obscenities out the window at the girl, especially since John had my window locked.

Just in case my play by play wasn't the clearest, I created a visual graphic for you - click on it to enlarge. (I also tried to take a photo with my cell phone, but it totally didn't turn out.)


Big D said...

Did you see her getting the ticket? You guys are real crime busters. We never have crime in sunny Fortuna.

Samantha said...


Daniel and Brianne said...

You guys crack me up! I could use one of those Christmas miracles...I just bought a mega millions lotto ticket. I'll let you know how that works out.

Sarah said...

What was the first Christmas miracle? I think I missed that one.

I think maybe you and John should star in a new TV show. Like SLO 911 or something.

Great visual!

Judy S said...

Here's Xmas miracle #3: your mother has completed
her Xmas shopping for you.

Great photo of the chick putting on lipstick, talking on the phone and driving. Multi-tasking gone bad.