Saturday, January 19, 2008

LaPopessa's Neighborhood

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood, a beautiful day in my neighborhood, won't you be my neighbor?

Well maybe not yesterday afternoon. One of those days we have in DC from time to time when something just a little bit odd pops out. In this case, it was a guy walking down the street with a loaded shotgun, a samurai sword and a bag that was found filled with gunpowder. He was walking down the street near my office, heading towards the capital. It's the sort of thing that sooner or later does draw attention, and he was stopped by the Capitol Police who arrested him and then sent a robot bomb detecting unit over to his car to blow up a suspicious package or two there.

Of course it is the sort of thing that does cause the streets to close down and police to swarm a bit, so people coming back from lunch to their offices (this happened around 1pm) get not only a floor show, but the fun of trying to find a new way to get back to their office because they can't cross one of the police lines.


Blogger moville said...

ah, life in Our Nation's Capital! Out here in the sticks, the only entertainment we have is the cockadoodle donkeys near the nursing home. they screech, then give us a volley of ear-splitting breys promptly at 7:30 every morning, rain or shine. That hardly compares to your gun-totin', sword-brandishing scofflaw, who actually has the power to shut down a good part of the Capital for most of a day...

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