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.