Saturday, September 5, 2009
Anyone Lost A Volksie?
I'm manning our Neighbourhood Watch "Any Time Call" phone today. Usually its very quiet but we've had some "fun" today: Late last night someone spotted a drunk/drugged person abandon their black Volksie in the middle of a main road, go yelling and shouting down the street, eventually disappearing - leaving the car, lightless, slap in the way of oncoming traffic. The police were called, and a resident used a high powered flashlight to warn traffic until the car could be moved into a safer position. The call this morning was to say the car was still a traffic hazard. So the NW was alerted by two-way radio Our trusty guys came to the rescue, manhandling the car into a parking bay: the police meantime organized it to be towed away. I wouldn't like to be in the dodgy owner's shoes when he fetches his Volksie! He is going to have some pretty awkward questions to answer Hey! I wonder what went through his head this morning. . . "Um . . . I had a car last night Where the $#@* did I put it?!" And if he remembers and goes there. . . Look mom, no car! The other incident? A flasher reported in the CBD He made the serious mistake of flashing the mother of one of the main movers and shakers of our NW. Within nano seconds it was all over the radio network and the guys were chasing him We (JS and me) were able to pick up a visual of flasherboy because, in his panic, he chose to run along the railway line directly below our house so we could track events by telescope on our deck. With the incredible two-way coverage in our area (about 80 homes have them just on the mountainside) it is very difficult for crims to get away. So flasherman was apprehended and is safely (well, until our judicial system gets hold of him) put away. I sure hope the dodgy okes give me a break during the WP/Bulls game