Early Morning Excitement
I got to see my first ever felony car stop this morning. Well...kind of.
We're in bed about 1:30'ish. I heard what seemed to be a police car siren start up maybe two blocks north of our house on E street. The siren stopped at what seemed to be almost in front of our house. About that time I hear another siren start and stop in the same general area.
Then I hear something I haven't heard in person since I was in the Police Academy in '84: "DO NOT MOVE!...". That was the only command I could make out but there was some other loud shouting going on. It sounds like a guns drawn, felony car stop. I get up and look out the front window.
There's an EPD car stopped on the other side of the street, blocking the alley next to the boarding house. It has its spotlight trained on a red car stopped in front of it. The red car, unless I'm mistaken, was the car of the manager of the boarding house. He's supposedly spent some time in prison.
The other EPD car is stopped just behind and to the left of the first one. I can't really see much behind the cars lights because of the darkness, but I hear the same cop telling the person(s) in the car to not move and keep her hands in view, or some such. I can't really make out anyone in the car, at first, but then notice at least one girl in the front passenger seat. She looks like the boarding house manager's girl friend.
Within a minute or two there's probably 6 or 8, heck maybe even more cop cars all over the place. One even pulls in from Trinity Street on the side of our house and stops on E Street next to Connie's car. By this time I can see a number of cops with guns drawn, pointing them at the red car. Must have been over 10 cops out there.
After commanding the girl to open the passenger car door what seemed to be a number of times, somehow she finally ends up standing in the street (missed it as I switched windows for a better view). They handcuff her and lead her back to a patrol car.
Didn't see her boyfriend, the ex- con boarding house manager, so don't know how much he was involved, or not. I'm pretty sure that was their car, though.
I go back to bed but couldn't sleep. After a while I hear something that sounds like a big truck driving up and see flashing lights. I go take a look. It's a tow truck taking away the suspect vehicle and there's still at least one cop car parked behind it.
Wonder what all that was about?