Thursday, August 9, 2007

dateline: Lincoln Park, 7:49pm, Thursday, 9 aug 2007

What's with the helicopter circling overhead nonstop? Judging by the geometry of the flight pattern, there's a hostage situation in our garage, but if there is, no one informed me of it.

Where does one go to find out the late-breaking news? I'm already on the police chief's email alert list.

Now there's a silver truck idling outside the house. I think I'll go doublecheck the garage for hostage situations...


Goddess of Pomona said...

yep, those "ghetto birds," as a neighbor referred to them earlier tonight, were so low that my son and I practically had to duck down on our evening walk.

If you figure out a way to get information about what these helicopters are after, let me know. I think it's a problem, since if it's major enough for helicopters to be out for three hours on end, it should be major enough to let people know what the heck was going on. For instance, when there has been a rash of burglaries in the area, most residents don't even know.

meg said...

The helicopters don't bother me as much as they do you -- partly because they were so much worse in Koreatown. There they were always police choppers, whereas here they're usually traffic choppers, closely correlated with "Pileup on the 10 at Towne" reports on the radio.

Yesterday, though, I was waiting for a personalized demand that I come out with my hands up.

Anonymous said...

I thought the helicopter was a little more active then usual. I live right on Lincoln, but, thought I was being paranoid, as I had just had my car broke in to the night before. If you see anyone carrying a large Kohls bag inside the bag is a sage duvet cover and 300 count queen sheets and a childs lamp still in box. Anyway, I have lived in Claremont and I have lived in Pomona, and I'll take my chances in Pomona, at least you know where you stand

meg said...

That good to hear, JB -- not good that your car was broken into (by the Larcenous Decorator?), but good to be forewarned. It's a reminder not to get complacent.