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    Monday, July 23, 2007

    911 Is A Joke In Your Town

    Tonight, I was on my way home heading off the freeway. I was stopped at a light and could see a man walking in the lane I was driving in. When the light changed, I couldn't get into the other lane to avoid the man who was now barely able to walk. He was bobbing and weaving. I had to stop completely so I didn't hit him.

    The man, a young Asian with silver front teeth, continued to walk toward my stopped car. He ended up laying across the front of my hood. It looked like I had hit him. Luckily, there were witnesses to prove I didn't.

    By this time, I was on the phone to 911. Two men stopped and helped get the guy off my car, but the man was on the pavement in front of it so I couldn't leave. An off duty paramedic stopped and tried to pull the guy over to the side of the road.

    I had the presence of mind to take a picture with my phone. The things I do to entertain you guys! The paramedic is dragging the man by the back of his pants.

    The man got belligerent so the men had to hold him down. He gave some sob story about fighting with a girlfriend and that he was going to hitchhike somewhere (I could barely understand him since he was speaking a combination of languages).

    This picture is bad because one of the two guys that was helping wouldn't move. I was trying to be inconspicuous with my picture taking but people were starting to stare at me for being rude.

    Finally, ten minutes later, the police arrived with a fire truck not far behind. For some stupid reason, our great city always sends a fire truck to all calls. Not a paramedics truck, a full sized fire truck. I guess they could have hosed the guy down.

    The policeman asked me to move my car since it was blocking traffic. I asked him if I needed to give a statement and he told me no so I motored out of that fiasco.

    And how was your day?


    kimmyk said...

    Crazy ass sonsabitches i'm tellin' ya.

    funny that he asked you to move your car when that's all you were trying to do in the first place.

    Blissfully Wed said...

    Well, I was off today and never left my house. Glad you had witnesses to your event. ;)

    gab said...

    Flav of Flav Whoot!
    I wonder if this man's was attempting sucide but you did keep going and so he figured he "fake" you hitting him? Some people go to such lenghts and for what money? Attention?
    Thanks for the vote!

    G-Man said...

    Thank God he did not puke on your car Jenn..

    lime said...

    that is just beyond bizarre! what a nutjob!!!

    oh and as i am catching up ,the 55 was AWESOME!

    the pics of the farm are beautiful. how blessed to have such a property in your family.

    Sicilian said...

    Gurl. . . great pictures with your camera.
    Great story.

    barman said...

    Do you believe it? I thank God I have only been that drunk (or high) maybe three times in my life and never out in public like that. What insanity and I can not believe it took 911 so long to come. I know the one time I called 911 in the middle of the night it took them a while also but then it was not a huge emergency. Still I live less then 1 mile from the fire station.

    cadbury_vw said...

    i'm glad that it worked out well

    before we were married my stbx had a whack job (PCP) jump on her hood - he was killed

    i am glad your story is a little lighter

    Manny said...

    I'm thinking my dumbass would have gotten out and kicked his... You did the right thig sign.

    I just voted for you.

    Nonny said...

    Only you Jenn!

    I can't find a cable for my picture phone. At the bookstore last Friday I had to use full size camera and then say shit like "It's for my blog".

    Chrissie said...

    LOL... wtf? People are so damn goofy!

    SignGurl said...

    Kimmy~ That's exactly what I was thinking at the time!

    Blissfully Wed~ Glad you could live vicariously through me.

    Gab~ I was so glad the two guys saw the whole thing because they way the guy was on my hood made it look like I hit him.

    Galen~ If he had, I would have driven it over to your dealership to share with you.

    Lime~ Thanks on both the 55 and the farm pictures.

    Sicilian~ I was so happy that I got a new cell phone because my last phone didn't have one.

    Barman~ I'm lucky enough to just pass out when I'm that drunk.

    Cad ~ That is a story that needs to be blogged.

    Manny~ I just laughed the entire time. It was really quite hilarious. A lady stopped with her teenage daughter and kept telling her, "This is why you shouldn't drink." I added, "At least not this early in the day."

    Nonny~ The cable I have only works for the MP3 part of my phone. I have to email the pictures from my phone to the computer. I really wanted to tell the cops to back off so I could get better pictures for my blog.

    Chrissie~ You are telling me!

    MilkMaid said...

    Oh..Crabby's always letting her Uncle Bubba out. Send him on home to her, I know she's missing him. Tie his shoes first, mkay?


    MONA said...

    even I have wondred often why they waste the petrol of the fire engine when one is not needed. Heck, even for rescusing a cat from up a tree they send a fire engine!