Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Exciting Morning


Here at the not so retired retirement village, we had one exciting morning.  It all started off at 5:30 am with a very loud BANG, which woke everyone up!!!   Hubby heard it, and I told him it was the garbage man dropping the dumpster and to go back to sleep!!  Then I heard loud talking in the hallway, and that is so unusual.  Now I’m up.  I went out on the patio to see two SWAT team members walking around the garden area – guns and everything.  Whoa, we got something going on here!!!  I could see bright flashlights and camera flashes  in the apartment around the corner to the right of us. 

This complex was designed for Snow Birds in the winter; and Californian’s with big boats in the summer.  We all live in harmony.  Well that was until three years ago when a lady from Colorado bought a unit for her brother.  Her brother Richard dealt drugs.  Now who in their right mind would deal in a retirement village?   The place is swarming with sweet little old ladies, the Angela Lansbury type. 

Richard was our public nuisance.  He has his Harley in the alley, and anytime of the day or night, when he had a deal going, he would reve up the bike and leave.  The most annoying runs were the ones that took place around 3:00 am.  The Angela’s had it all figured out, the phone rings……Richard leaves!!

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Last year the police were here numerous times; but didn't have enough evidence to make an arrest.  Or if he was incarcerated it was for only a few days.   A few weeks ago, Richard had the flu and was so sick the EMT’s were called and he was hospitalized.  Hubby’s theory is: the EMT’s saw what was going on, and reported their findings.

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 My friend, who's kitchen door is on the alley side, looked out right after the bang and was told to stay inside, as were all the other’s who were trying to figure out what was going on.  The alley was swarming with city police, S.W.A.T team, and undercover cops.   My husband’s theory on the big BANG: once they knocked open the door, the SWAT Team throws a banging smoke bomb in the apartment to startle the suspect.  It worked, Richard was hauled away in handcuffs, and the Harley was driven away by the police! 

We gave the police a thumb’s up and round of applause as they left the area.   Now, back to knitting and shuffle board!!!


And that's the way it is.................

18 comments:

  1. Wow! That was some excitement. I would have slept right through it. It's a talent.

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  2. I hope he stays in jail..where he belongs. What an exciting neighborhood..everyone will need naps this afternoon:)

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  3. Gota watch those old timers with Harley's lol ! Glad he was apprehended and all is good ! Ok I need a nap now after reading this exciting post lol ! Have a good day !

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  4. wow, this is just like in all the movies i watch and the book i am reading right now.... wish i had been there to hang out the window with you..... in a retirement community, i must say wow again

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  5. Never a dull moment in those retirement communities!

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  6. OMG! You are too funny. What a white knuckler....until the last sentence. Still laughing!

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  7. That is one way to get rid of an annoying neighbor. So glad no one was hurt in the excitement. Loved your exit line also.

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  8. Yikes! That's a bit more excitement than I'd like early in the morning. But, hopefully, Richard is gone for good!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  9. Real life is better than the movies. Hopefully the next neighbors will be a bit more boring!

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  10. Wow--that WAS exciting! Maybe he's gone for good???

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  11. ooohhhh excitement at the senior center, what a hoot!!

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  12. He made the newspaper too - a fine upstanding looking fellow. Lots of felony charges - hope he can't make bail : )
    http://www.havasunews.com/news/police-nab-local-man-for-alleged-drug-sales/article_5626fb94-70e9-11e2-ae4c-0019bb2963f4.html

    Always enjoy reading your blog; interesting stories and great photography! Sure wasn't expecting this one, though
    Take care,
    Margie

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  13. This is one they will be talking about for years....a good wakeup call for so early in the morning. I'm glad that they got him.

    We had one like that next door in our condo..I used to have to water with fish fertilizer to keep the parties inside. The stream of "friends" cutting through the shrubbery in front of our place was pretty busy...

    Until one day they finally moved out. Someone called the police.

    Jen

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  14. What an adrenalin rush....it seems you will eventually have new neighbors. :) My Frank and I live in an apartment complex...so far no problems we know of...but keeping our fingers and toes crossed. Thanks for sharing...loved it :)

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  15. Oh my ...... What a wake up call!

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  16. Wow that is some excitement..... Hopefully he will not be back.......

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