Neighbo(u)rhood Watch

Out of the window I see a man with no shirt and a tattoo on the lower back run into a garage and crawl under our neighbour’s truck. Seconds later he crawls out and climbs into the back. Strange. What to do? Leave him there? Confront him as to his motives? Call the L.A.P.D.?

Calling 911 seemed a bit drastic so I decided to go downstairs and see if the truck owner was in. He wasn’t. Now what? He was either running from the police, playing an elaborate game of hide and seek or possibly inventing PacWestwood?So assuming the latter I went out the front to see if there were any cops around. Sure enough one drives past so I flag him down and explain the situation. In classic L.A.P.D. style the guy says… “Was he a young black male?” Slightly annoyed by this, as he looked white to me, I described him and his rather suspicious actions and they dutifully followed saying “He’s not the one we’re looking for but we’ll come anyway”. So they wanderred down the alley torches and guns at the ready, got him out of the back of the truck and arrested him. Exciting 4th July fun or seedy LA underworld… you decide.

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