Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I've Been a Little Nervous

Have you ever run across a person asleep in your yard? I went out to walk the Daisy around 9 this morning. As I turned the corner to the yard behind our building I saw a person lying in the grass. Chicken that I am, I turned and walked the other way. I walked around to the other side of the building. I did not want to take a chance so I didn't get close to him. I thought maybe I should ask the guys at the fire station if they could check on him. As luck would have it no one was there. So I decided to wait until after I walked around the block. When I finished walking Daisy, I peeked around the corner to see if he was still there. He was. He apparently had not moved. I wondered why someone would willingly lie in the high grass and weeds at the back of our building. I wrung my hands, what should I do. I am here by my self. What if it is the neighbor's son? I don't ever see him, so I don't know him. Besides he has his own car. If he and dad had a fight, he could sleep there. I worried. What to do. I don't want anything or anyone to come back at me.

I called 911 and explained that there was a person lying in the grass behind our building. The operator wanted to know if he was in a ditch. No in the grass at the back of the building. She asked if I thought he needed an ambulance. I don't know I was not going to get that close. Suppose he had a gun, or was a rapist? I took the chicken route. Finally the deputy showed up. He went behind the building and woke the guy up and took him to the car. He was a young guy with a backpack. He looked directly at me as they walked by me. I walked back to the area where he was and found a couple of big towel/blanket things still there. This was about 9:30 and it is now 11: 15 am and the police car is still in our parking lot. Now I wonder what is going on. Why are they still there?

I put Daisy and Lady in the bedroom and closed the door in case the deputy needed to come ask me something. They are not too happy right now cause I won't let them out. Now I wonder what is going on. What if I made a mistake? What if the guy lives here. Like I said I rarely see our neighbors especially the ones on the other side. So I really would not recongnize a couple of them. Then again why would somebody want to bed down in all our high weeds? I hope this doesn't come back to haunt me.


Anonymous said...

Better safe than sorry is a tough decision when one doesn't know what the safest course is!

Dr.John said...

Once when I went to the church supply closet for a book I found a man sleeping. He had on one swamper and one loafer and an odd mix of clothing. He came out carrying a knife. My secretary called the police. They drove him to the edge of town and let him go.
If he had come to me we would have put him up in a motel.

cube said...

That's very weird. I'd call 911 too.

pineapple said...

sleeping in the yard is good evidence that the person is impaired or needs medical attention (or possibly both). and in any case, it shows bad judgment at a minimum. if you think calling 911 is the thing to do, then call. and never approach strange duded sleeping in the grass (see above reasons). the first time calling 911 is the hardest. it becomes much easier to become a tattle tale like me. all you have to do is practice, practice, practice!