This Way To My Blog

This Way To My Blog

Monday, April 6, 2009

Violence In Our Town

Yesterday we went to a business across town. When we arrived and got out of the truck there was very loud music coming from a vacant lot catty cornered across the street. Then we noticed there was one couple dancing on the parking lot. John made the remark do you think they would mind if we use their music to dance? We had a good laugh but before we left we weren't laughing. We were sitting with other people in front of a large plate glass window with a good view of the parking lot and street. A truck pulled up beside the curb and a couple got out. We couldn't believe our eyes when the man knocked the woman to the ground. Pulled her back up and pushed her into the truck. For a few seconds everyone was dumbfounded. Finally a man ran out side with his cell phone and called police. Within seconds there was a sheriff's deputy there driving around the business. One customer ran outside to point out across the street where the man and woman was. Within minutes four more city policemen arrived and then an ambulance. The man was taken off in handcuffs and the woman and the ambulance was still there when we left. Our small town is not the same as it once was but we seldom see this type violence. At least we were glad to see such good response from the police.

21 comments:

Gerry said...

I don't think I have ever heard you describe such an act of violence in your country. This sort of thing is quite common place in the city, in fact right on our floor as a matter of fact with a violent couple beating each other up, but no, no in Texas, well, at least she did not get killed. Gerry

Joyce said...

I notice more and more domestic violence cases in our weekly newspaper's police report section each week. The world is turning, and not for the better I'm afraid. Sad story.
Hugs, Joyce

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear about this incident... that would be very upsetting. Yes this world is not the same anymore.
Lisa in KY

JOHNSWORLD08 said...

Paula.
At first when I was reading your entrie.I was happy to hear you stopped to dance.Then read on about the guy.Thats just crazy.Have a goood week
JOHN

madcobug said...

I am glad that you two had not joined them to dance else you might have got hurt. Probably a wife or ex girlfriend of whoever was doing all that violence. Helen

garnett109 said...

The Pimp Wanted his Money.
Violence is all around us these days Paula it is just a shame that drugs and gang violence has become a cancer to the USA!
I'm Very Glad that you and john are ok!

Tabby said...

I am so glad the police responded quickly and very sorry you had to witness that. The violence every where nowadays just makes me sad.

Martha said...

Yikes! I'm at least glad the police responded so quickly and took him away. I hope she didn't go bail him out - that's the way it usually goes. It's crazy!
Nice to be here catching up a bit. Thanks for the welcome back to blogging :-)

Kath said...

So much violance and domestic troubles here in the UK Paula.Shootings and stabbings also.It's the first thing you here on the news each day.What the worlds coming to doesn't bare thinking about.Glad you wernt' hurt in any way.Dance on though LOL!! Take Care God Bless Kath xx

sober white women said...

Holy crap! What is going in this crazy world?
Kelli

Janie said...

Things are really getting bad. Must have been the woman of the guy who knocked her against the truck.. anyway he thought she was his woman!! With people loosing their jobs and etc. I fear that things are going to get much worse. Glad that you and John was out of sight when that happened. Just never know what people will do this day of age. Our little town is pretty quiet too but Wichita is another story! Hope you and John have a great week out running around looking at things. Janie

salemslot9 said...

I'm glad someone called the law
and they got that loser

Ally Lifewithally said...

Paula so glad the Police responded so quickly ~ that sounded like a scary attack on the woman ~ Ally x

J said...

I'm glad they took the guy away. hopefully he gets locked away for a few years. I hate DV situations, it really makes me angry!

Missie said...

Seeing that attack on the woman must have been upsetting!!

jack69 said...

WOW, it seems that violence is a way of life now. Yes even in the small towns. Amazing the timing, isn't it. Happened just before your eyes.
Great response. Also good you guys were not directly involved.
Jack

Shirl 72 said...

That is hard to believe something happening
with people all around. Violence seems to be
the way of life in todays world.

Shirl

Carlene Noggle said...

The poor woman. Paula I am glad that you and John were safe and there was no gunfire..people are crazy now days.I hope God continues to keep His protective light all about you both.
love,
carlene

Alice said...

Drugs is the biggest cause of violence & so much of it is everywhere. What a shame...

Rose said...

It's like a sickness,and it makes me so sad...sorry Paula...xox

Lori said...

I'm glad someone called the police and they took him away. Hope the woman is okay and she gets away from him.