I know this is true. Because I just spent the past hour plus sitting on the bench in the garage, looking out the window with binoculars. Like I told Brian “doing my Mrs. Kravitz imitation”.
There’s a house on the corner that’s in foreclosure. Brian and I have always wondered about the status of the house, because there was a young couple living there, then they weren’t, but his nice truck sat in the driveway for months. Then one day the truck is gone and it’s sitting at an out of business upholstery shop on one of the main streets in our area. The owner of the business retired and it would appear that the guy who originally owned the truck is is son.
So, then some people move in, have desert toys, and they aren’t there all that long, then someone else moves in. There are never any for sale or for rent signs out, people just move in, people move out. Really odd.
So, earlier this year, after months of sitting vacant, people move in. Young people. One of the neighbors pointed out that one of the vehicles in the driveway belongs to one of the dirtbags (I call them the “white people” because they’re skinhead, racist tweaking dirtbags) from down the street. Hmm…. Curious.
But the house seems quiet, there isn’t a lot of traffic like you’d expect from a druggie house, they keep up the yard, all in all, they don’t draw attention to themselves.
Last night, we’re waiting for Gilly to come by and I keep going outside to check if he’s around. I look down the street and see two dogs. And I’m pretty sure one came from that house. I saw an old man out there last week playing with it. I come in, bitching to Brian about the damn dogs running loose and that’s probably why Gilly isn’t here yet.
So, this morning, I’m out in the garage checking kitty cats and I see a sheriff’s car down there. And I see a bunch of people wearing sheriff shirts. And I see one of those dogs chained up to a tree. Brian hadn’t left yet, he was still in the shower. I yelled at him when I was in the bedroom, to get the binocs. I said that there was an orange extension cord going to the street light. Then I went back to the garage. Standing on the step ladder got tiresome, so I climbed up on the bench/counter and settled in for the long haul.
He finished up getting ready for work and said that the people were probably living there illegally and that that extension cord was for power to the house. They were most likely stealing it. Oh, my! [nono5]
I watch. My first cop count was seven. I waited. Oh! Oh! They’re bringing out a guy in cuffs! Put him in the back of one of the marked cars (there were two of those, three or more unmarked). I see him yelling and one of the sheriffs went over and opened up the door and they were talking. Then they bring out a young woman. In cuffs. Put her in the same car and away they went.
San Diego Gas and Electric shows up. Parks around the corner where I can’t see. Then I see the SDG&E guy walk over to the lamppost with a orange bag and a shovel. He starts digging and a bunch of the sheriffs came over and watched. I counted seven.
Then, a bit later, an older woman is brought out and placed in the other car. And I see a couple of sheriffs carrying out large evidence bags. Curiouser and curiouser. And more police. There were at least a dozen, probably more. And old man walked out with them. The same old man I saw playing with the dog. The police all left and the old man stayed. With both dogs. Just a while ago I saw a couple of younger guys at the house and the old man came out with them.
So, I’m really curious who that old guy is now.
And about the evidence bags. The mailman spoke with me last week and told me there’d been some mail theft around here. He wanted to know if there’d been anything strange with ours, since we have one of those alarms in the mailbox that alerts in the house when the box is opened. Our box was never opened, which leads me to believe someone who is familiar with the neighborhood.
I wonder if they found other peoples’ mail in that house and that’s what was in the evidence bags. And I wouldn’t doubt there were drugs found, too.