Sunday, November 16, 2008

Things That Go Bump in the Night

I live on a corner and our house is the last house on our street, then the street has a sharp bend and becomes a different street. On the west side of our house there are no more houses and just some woods. So...
We stayed up late Saturday night watching SNL. Right at the end of the show there was a very funny skit with Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. Hope you saw it. We turned off the TV at 1:00 and settled in for a nice peaceful sleep until 2:45 am when I was so rudely awakened to a noise. I asked Hubby, "did you hear that?!" He did and thought since it was windy out our swing blew over which it has in the past. He got up, no that wasn't it so he looked out front and saw a young kid, he thought a teenager, run across the front yard, then he stopped at our driveway and ran back towards the woods. Hubby looked out the kitchen window...
and this is what he found.

While he got dressed, I called 911. There was no one in the car and when the police officer arrived (all 5 feet of her) she opened the door and you could see where some one's head had an encounter with the windshield. There was some blood but not a lot. There was no smell of alcohol in the car but he had been snacking on some chicken and french fries because they were all over his car. I don't think he had been drinking because there are three signs at the end of the street warning you about the curve, he maneuvered around them, drove through a big pile of leaves (Hubby raked on Friday) around some other trees and managed to stay on the other side of our rock wall. I was impressed. Over they years we've had cars miss the curve (hence the reason for the rock wall and the fact that I love rocks) but they always took out the signs and never got this close to our house.

The flat bed tow truck driver had to get out of a warm bed also.
Several police cars were searching the neighborhood for the driver but they didn't find him. The police were going to get the K-9 unit out and look for him. Must have been a slow night. They'll eventually catch up to him since they know where the car resides.

The excitement was over, back to my nice cozy, king size bed. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz


tornwordo said...

At least no bad damage to your house. I hope the kid is okay.

Kitten Herder said...

I'll bet that's one kid who's going to have his car keys confiscated for a good six months.

Craze said...

Wow, that's kind of crazy. You'll have to let us know when they find the driver.