Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It Wasn't Loaded

As I was returning from the golf course just after noon I happened to notice a set of flashing lights in my rear view mirror. My eyes immediately went down to the speedometer. Nope, not speeding and I pulled to the side of the road.

After the unmarked car (looked like a Mustang) went by I continued on home. Shortly after I got there, there was a special bulletin on T.V. There were reports that a man was walking through the mall located about a mile from our house with a gun. The mall was in lockdown and they were clearing the stores one by one. There were federal marshalls on the roof, SWAT was deployed and of course all of the local news channels had their vans there bringing us live coverage.

In the meantime the man with the reported weapon was finally discovered. His weapon.....a long black unbrella (did I mention that it had started to rain).


camikaos said...

you've got to be kidding... an umbrella.

DaddyKaos said...

Nope, it was an umbrella. Seems people are a little touchy here! Maybe it's Cheney country and they believe that we are not as safe as we used to be.