Monday, November 17, 2008

Eeeeek!

I was listening to a local radio station on my drive into work this morning. When the local news came on I listened as I usually do, not paying too much attention but hearing it anyway. All of a sudden the news hit home for me. There has been an inmate at the local county jail that escaped early this morning! As if that wasn't bad enough he was last spotted not far at ALL from where I work.

Now, I come to work early in the morning. Well early for me anyway. I generally get here about 6:30am or so, open up the warehouse, turn on all of the lights and get things going for the other emps (employees) when they get here. I pulled into the fenced parking lot this morning with a feeling of dread. I saw a vehicle sitting next to the warehouse that I did not recognize. Immediately my wild imagination went just that, wild. I just knew it was the get-a-way car for said escaped inmate. I just knew that I was walking, er, well driving, into a trap. What to do? I quickly thought of all of the possible scenarios and decided on one. I waited for another emp to get there so I wouldn't be alone walking from my car to the warehouse door in the dark.

Come to find out the mysterious vehicle was an emp whose new girlfriend was dropping him off. He was waiting for me or someone to come and open up the building.

Whew! Wipe my brow and slap my pansies! What a relief. The guy is still on the lam and we have several police cars around looking and watching for the little turd. He was in jail for burglary and drugs and it initially took them several weeks to find and arrest him the first time. I can only hope this time is different.

I called Joe to see if he had heard the news and to assure him that I was fine. Well, naturally he had not even heard a word. I proceeded to tell him in great detail and you know what his remark was? "Well, as long as he doesn't get near Kansas......I'd hate for him to mess with my dogs." Huh?? What?? Helloooooo. Did you not hear me? The guy is possibly right behind my place of employment and you are worried about 2 boxers that would scare the life out of anyone that tried to come in and bother them.

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18 comments:

Pony Girl said...

Oh goodness, how scary! You did the right thing by following your intuition about the car and waiting for someone else to get there!
Once when there was an Amber alert around here, my dad and I saw a vehicle that matched the description on the beach....with a man and a child in it. We called the local authorities. You always feel weird doing it, but you never know. It turned out it wasn't the missing child but we felt good at least calling.
Say, how'd the guy escape, anyway? I mean, wasn't he in a cell? I always wonder these things and I don't watch "Prison Break" so I suppose I'm clueless! ;)

Cat said...

Oh wow - good call on following your intuition - if something feels wrong it probobly is!

Cat

dAAve said...

slap your pansies?

MichelleSG said...

Oh now he was just in for burglary and drugs, totally benign! He's no where near your work much less your town. He's off trying to score someplace else where he won't be noticed. Really, you only have to stress when the bad ones break out, those known for violence like the rapists and sexual predators. This guy was just in for getting busted doing drugs, he's no big, he's just end up in the minimum security jails/prisons. He probably wouldn't even have done any real time if his dumb ass hadn't broken out. Now he's screwed and he'd best be running really really far and fast.

Lou said...

You nailed it MSG. I guess you've known an addict or two. His 1st stop is going to be the dealer.

Bill said...

Are you sure that Annie & Sophie wouldn't lick the escapee to death?
We always said that if burglars came to our house, my dog would help them haul stuff out the their car.

Pam said...

please stop talking about my husband.

Trailboss said...

Bill, Annie & Sophie would lick them to death. Well, actually Sophie would because Annie would be under the table where she feels safe. She would be barking though! Sophie would offer to play fetch.

Syd said...

I haven't slapped my pansies in a while. I'll have to try tonight.

Amy said...

ROFL!! Glad you didn't run into this creep...

Now as far as your husband's remark... uh... you guys have been married too long! LOL

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Syd beat me to it. "Slap my pansies." Is that local saying?

Dan

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

TB, well done. Always trust your gut.

Dan

Scott W said...

Pam's comment about caused me to piss my pansies, or panties, I am not sure which.

He is a little fart, 5'7" and I bet you could stomp his ass.

MichelleSG said...

Haha Lou that's funny! No I don't know any addicts but my hubby is a corrections officer at a max security prison. He points out the dangerous people to me and what to look for. Like as in "Oh that guy used to be in prison, you can tell." and I'm like huh? He looks benign. But apparently the really bad bad ones look benign and the bad looking ones are usually just druggies looking for a score. More benign that the really bad ones. Scary....

Zanejabbers said...

Syd's comment made me ROFLMAO. Now you leave your pansies alone, I have no idea what they are, but if they are yours, do not slap them. Read Alkyseltzer today - he has a comment about a little girl named
ABBY.

Trailboss said...

Just so you know, I totally made up the slap my pansies comment!

Jen said...

I'm laughing but saw this on the news yesterday as well....we kept our doors locked all day. Luckily he probably froze his pansies off and turned himself in..lol.

Trailboss said...

BTW, the story about this guy is on New of the Weird. Just saw it. Too funny.