Oh, I almost forgot.
I have never before seen that many cops in my life. Wow.
ETA: 2 dozen cops (or more). 4-5 houses away. Apparently there was a domestic dispute (dad and teenage boy from what I’ve heard?). The dad ran off in his car. Ramming a police car on the way (yeah, smart of him to piss off a cop). Led them on a high speed chase to a little town about 45 miles away on the freeway. Kids and I were on our way out of Starbucks I think when it all started going down because first 4 police cars came screaming by, then we saw a few more coming to/from all different directions. I was freaked out thinking ‘oh my god, is my house on fire?’ but then after cruising back up the highway towards our house I saw a bunch of flashing lights near the post office. Apparently the guy zig-zagged his way all throughout the neighborhoods on his way to the freeway, so that explains all the random police cars and such. I’d guess part of the zig-zag was because our main drag that goes through our town’s “downtown*” is under all kinds of heinous construction.
Anyway, came back home that afternoon after a bunch of errands in a neighboring city. Took a back way to get home. And see half this street blocked off (local news station photo – dh has my camera in the next state over).
Ummm… I bike/walk down this street all. the. time.
We stayed inside or in our own backyard the rest of the day.
* * ETA: I thought I’d put this in, but apparently I didn’t. See those two houses at the very end of the street? Ours is behind the yellow-y one on the right. Yeah. * *
* By “downtown” I mean the 7-11, donut shop, bike shop, Mexican restaurant, cheap/skeezy looking furniture shop, a local fast-food chain, that kind of thing. We don’t have an actual, cute downtown. Or even sidewalks, really. And don’t even get me started on bike paths…