Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Breaker, Breaker

This morning as I was walking at the mall, which is my usual routine Tue/Thur, I was literally in the middle of a great story with my walking partner when we were approached by an official looking mall person, complete with walkie-talkie.

"Um, excuse me ladies but can you tell me where you're parked?" asked official mall person.

"Right outside Barnes & Noble" we replied, wondering what in the heck was going on.

"I need you to exit the mall immediately, thank you" she said as she turned and left.

Um, weird.

Weirder still were the police cars at all the exits.

Weirder the most was the huge police car party parked at JC Penny's and the 30+ policeman who were being briefed before entering the mall.

Comforting? Not so much.

I didn't know what was going on until several hours later when the story broke that two suspects had been apprehended earlier for a mall break-in but one was still on the run and presumably somewhere in the mall.

Seriously people. I live in a small(ish) town for this very reason. Why do stupid people have to ruin everything?

I hope it warms up by Thursday cause this chickadee is now walking outside.

15 comments:

Stacia said...

I read that! I was wondering if anyone I knew was walking there today! What's really scary is they used a GUN to try to blast open a door on the roof to escape! Yes, it's stuff like this that make our little town feel like a big city!

The Parrish Family said...

For real!!!!!! What stupid people...UGH!!! I hope it warms up too just for you!!! You always seem to be at the right place at the wrong time!!!!! I still get the chills thinking about your stories!!!!! EEKKKK!!!!

tharker said...

I wondered if you were walking the mall this morning. Crazy!!!

hatch said...

I totally thought of you when I saw this on the news tonight. I remember that you walked there some mornings. How crazy!

Kelly said...

Freaky. I really think you should move over here. It's much too dangerous in P-town... and I have brownies.

Lisa said...

I read about this earlier and was bummed because I needed to go to the mall to buy some new shoes. How dare these criminals interrupt my plans! LOL

Sara said...

Crazy that is so weird! Glad you were ok.

Mimi said...

It is hard to believe we have crime like that in our little town. I am glad security alerted you and everything was ok.

AOlson said...

I read about this too. Weird. Stupid people ruin everything!!

Amy said...

This was crazy! I'm afraid to go to the mall now! Why do idiots have to ruin everything??? Jeremy told me about this earlier today because he needed to rent a car from Avis, but the guy told him the mall was locked down and why. IN-SANE.

Still mad about Donut Friday! said...

WOW shocking crime in Pasco...If we teach our children how to kick ass and take names and to protcet ones self then people would be afaid to break the law by preying on the weak. Walking outside will make you stronger anyway, and if you feel the need to kick ass punch a mailbox or eat a snake or drink from a puddle. For you weaker people out there get stronger or by a gun.....Peace

PRP said...

Language, please! I have youngin's reading this! Control the rage, young man, control the rage.

And you know how I feel about guns...

stylist to the stars said...

I bet you were dying. I hope you sleep well :)

Brooklet said...

who breaks into the mall? Not the brightest thugs in the world. glad you are safe and didn't have to see any of the scary stuff up close!

::Jan:: said...

Glad you are okay. That's all I have to say. Walking outside will not be as fun as window shopping. We could all stand along side the road in like manniquin positions if you'd like. Spelling off there ;)