Sunday, April 01, 2007

Neighborhood drama

We live in a cul-de-sac and it's a nice neighborhood. Definitely middle class, but everyone does ok. Yards are nice, people are nice, and there's never any commotion. But, there is one guy that is a bit weird.

First of all, he lives in a house that would be nice if he kept it up. The thing is, it's a mess. Overgrown yard. Rusted truck in the driveway. Newspapered windows. You'd think it was abandoned, but then you see him walking to and from the house (I never have; in fact, I didn't know who he was until Marci said she'd seen him walking around).

Anyway, about 3-4 years ago, on the 4th of July, his house caught fire. Apparently he got out with barely any clothes on and was interviewed or something in a neighbor's borrowed bathrobe. Well, tonight, his house caught fire again. According to Marci, there were 7 firetrucks, as well as police cars. The scoop from the neighbors was that the guy came out of his house after it was already on fire. He asked to borrow a phone and was let in by his neighbor. Apparently he wouldn't leave the house without getting some matches first (WTF? Your house is already on fire, dude).

On the news tonight and they had a live report. They didn't say anything about what Marci said, but they did say he had an outstanding arrest warrant, so they booked him, Danno.

Our nice neighbor, Dick Lowe (great name), got on TV and gave a smashing interview. He's a nice dude.