Category: My Crazy Neighborhood



We were approached by a US Marshall this morning

I got the boys ready for school and we were walking out to the car when a large man, armed and wearing body armor, approached me. He was a US Marshall and his task force was trying to serve a warrant for one of my neighbors. There were a couple other officers trying to get …

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My kids are terrified to live here and it’s getting worse

This morning I noticed some cars sorta casing our neighborhood. This always makes me nervous because there have been so many shootings around here and we were involved in one of them. Upon closer observation, they were unmarked cars but had city plates. I was thinking it was code enforcement as they are cracking down …

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We had a break-in last night

I was getting ready to load the car up and take the exhaust to get repaired this morning when I notice that someone had broken into our car…again. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time it’s happened and I doubt it will be the last. You’d think the obvious security cameras would make people think twice …

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Woke to gunshots

I managed to fall asleep last night but awoke to gunshots outside. Assuming I woke up after the first shot, there was a a series of roughly ten or eleven that followed. I’m not sure how close they were to our house but they sounded too close for comfort. Thankfully, I was the only one …

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It sounds like a war zone outside our house

As I figured, there would be no sleep happening tonight. Where we live, people begin celebrating the fourth of July early, and carry on doing so a day or two beyond the fourth.  It sounds like war zone at night, and into the wee hours of the morning.  I wouldn’t care so much if they …

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So this happened last night and it was scary

Last night while I was trying to get Elliott to sleep, we were startled by flashing lights and people screaming. It was roughly 3 am and I hopped up to see what it was.  All I could see from the first floor was flashlights, maybe thirty feet from my window.  Elliott and I went upstairs, …

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