The Chocolate Lady

Thursday, September 13, 2007

He's Baaaack!

Well, apparently, he never really went away.

Let me explain.

I have noticed recently, when driving the kids to school (the school is in our neighborhood, but I have found 153 reasons why I need to drive, rather than walk.)...anyways, I have noticed a lawn chair, the old kind, with the aluminum frame and straight back....a lawn chair placed on the side walk. It's there every day. Empty. Until Tuesday morning.

Tuesday morning, there was a man in the chair. An old guy. I didnt think much of it...at first.

Earlier this week, I was looking at the police blotter online (we had heard loud sirens the night before, and a neighbor said there were several fire trucks and ambulances....) so I wanted to see what had happened. It turns out the emergency vehicles were going to a false alarm, but something else caught my eye....it was this:

[09/06/2007 10:41:41 : DGARCIA] Cross streets: CHARDONNAY DR//VINEYARD DR NBH: 922F7 92694 33.5574856705525,-117.6395273177 INF STS SHE WAS WALKING AROUND HER RESD AND A MW,80`S,GRY SWTSHIRT,PAJAMA BOTTOM, WAS TRYING TO GRAB HER, SUBJ SITTING IN A CHAIR AT ONEAL//NARROW CYN, OCCURED 10 AGO... INF ALSO AVD SUBJ WAS PLAYING W/HIMSELF AND TRIED TO GET INF TO GO INSIDE SUBJS RESD

Seems that romantic doctor was at it again.

Then it all clicked. Like a line of dominoes suddenly falling into place, one hitting against another.....the chair, the old guy, the police blotter......IT WAS HIM.

Today, as I drove by, I saw him. Just sitting in his chair, right up at the sidewalk - the sidewalk that is the main path through our community, the side walk that perhaps children walk on to school (if there moms dont drive them.) Certainly the side walk where two athletic type gals encountered his amore.

I stared at him, as much as I could going 45 mph. Pajama bottoms, t-shirt, 80ish years old, yep, that was him. I tried to assess if he would be scary up close...would he be a physical threat? Could he grab someone? Was he strong enough?

The whole way home, I wondered what the heck he was still doing on the sidewalk. After two (that I know of, that have been reported) incidents where the police were called, hasnt someone put a kabash on him yet? Why is he allowed to sit out there?

I hope I dont see him everyday, because Im just crazy enough to obsess over this, and seeing him might provoke me to do something wild, like, take his picture and post it on here, or something like that....just to warn people.

Guy should find some other way to spend his retirement...like, move to a cowboy state and spend your days playing bingo, or something like that, but stay off the sidewalk!

4 comments:

Joanne said...

Maybe you could ask the police about that.

The Running Girl said...

That's just scary and sick all at the same time. There are definitely some weirdos in the world, and that's exactly why I pick my daughter up from school. No way is she walking home.
Briana

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

....snack pack chocolate pudding of course!

...as for the pervert, I say, take a blog photo!

Grandma J said...

We really need a picture of this guy in his pajama bottoms.