Every night there always seems to be some type of comedy going on. You can go from one call to the next with crazy things happening that you could never think of. Those are the calls that make this job fun and make up for the bad experiences.
Tonight a pedestrian ran across the street against a red light. There was cross traffic at the time and a car almost hit him. After the near miss, the pedestrian turned toward that car and gave the driver the middle finger as he threw out F-bombs.
That when he was then struck by another car……That by itself was funny. You can’t make that up, but the comedy continued.
Luckily the pedestrian wasn’t hurt and there was no damage to the car. The driver was shaken from the experience and we sent her on her way with a report number. We then had to deal with the pedestrian, who was under age.
He didn’t know his address, despite living in the same location for the last year, so we gave him a ride home. When we arrived at his home we spoke to his sister because his mother was at work.
She looked at him and said, “Really? You can’t obey a light?”
“I thought I was going to make it, but I didn’t make it at the end,” the pedestrian said as he laughed.
“You can’t even wait for the little man to light up so you can walk?” she said.
She then made me laugh when she told him, “Even if you’re blind you can see it.” She looked at us and said, “Give him a ticket.”
She was great with the way she spoke to her brother, but she might as well have been talking to a wall. Everything was going in one ear and out the other. After she was done giving him a tongue lashing, we walked back to our patrol cars with a good story to tell for later.
Here’s the best part. It turned out the pedestrian’s name was Angel and the witness was Moses.
There’s no way you can make this stuff up.