Chad and Nicole are in the midst of moving to another small town. Yesterday we had gone over there to deliver a few items to the new place. We were heading out of town, and from a distance we could see several police cars on the side of the roads with their lights flashing. It looked like quite a mess on the side of the road and I commented that I hoped it wasn’t an accident and I really hoped we didn’t see injured people. Along the highway, at the businesses before we got to the area where the action was happening, people were standing outside, looking in the direction of the flashing lights.
As we got closer, we realized there were even more police cars — county Sheriff cars, State Police and city police. I think Chad counted 7 police cars. You know me . . eyes on the road . . I wasn’t looking as closely as I wish I had. Then . . we realized all the officers were out of the cars with their guns drawn . . pointing towards a room at a local hotel. There were police alongside the highway, squatting down behind their cars with assault rifle looking guns pointed towards the hotel.
I said . . Oh, my goodness! If someone starts shooting at these officers alongside the road, even as innocent passersby, we’re in the line of fire and we hightailed it out of there. It was like a scene out of a TV show but I think it was real life. There was a pickup truck in front of us and he turned around and went back and parked on the side of the road to watch. He was braver than I was, and I might have been braver had Addie not been in the car.
Can you imagine me calling Vince and saying “Honey, the Highlander has a couple of bullet holes in it!” It’s bad enough that I had to call him and tell him we have to buy four new tires! 🙁
So far I haven’t been able to find any news reports on the standoff . . small town excitement doesn’t always make the reported news, but it does always make it to a blog post here at Patchwork Times! 🙂