All we wanted to do is go out and get a pumpkin.
But there's a hostage situation across the street. Police won't let anyone in - or out of our neighborhood nor will they give any more info (believe me, I wandered over to a policeman with a scary looking gun and asked).
Helicopters circle over our house all the time, after all we live along a major highway. Accidents draw helicopters like poop draws flies.
But they don't hover. For an hour.
So, while waiting for John, Kyle and I went outside to see the helicopter and oh look! Lots of police cars! Everywhere.
My neighbor stood shivering on the sidewalk, cell phone pressed to her ear.
I asked if she knew what was going on.
She her husband called b/c police won't let him into the neighborhood. While she was standing outside, some dude crashes a car into the apartment complex across the street and runs down the street. Suddenly a swarm of police officers are running after him yelling for him to stop. He turns and fires at the police.
On my street. In front of my house.
I'm sitting here in the dark (a worried friend called telling us to stay in the family room w/ all the lights off in our house) listening to said helibopter, more sirens and the crackle of radios.
The dude with the big gun told me it was a good idea to get in my house and lock the door.
The news only states there's a hostage situation. The bad guy took a resident hostage and is armed.
Allegedly he's a car-jacker and had kidnapped someone else. The SUV he crashed had windows covered to conceal a victim (at least that's what one of the apartment residents told me as we stared into the blue and red lights).
Bored? Nah. Not me.
Now scroll down and read the post about my amazing Sheridan kids!