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May 06, 2006

The Hood

It's a good thing we sold the house, because apparently I live in the hood of Burnsville. I ran down to the gas station this evening and there were a couple of cop cars parked in the lot of the apartment buildings just up the street. As I drove by, I saw one of the cops walking toward the cars with a group of 5 or 6 kids. And he was carrying a pistol (his was still in the holster). Not sure if it was a toy gun or a real one, but it definitely looked like he was checking to make sure it wasn't loaded.

I'm thinking they got a call because someone saw a kid with a gun and they came to check it out. When I came back from the gas station, the cop was standing next to one of the cars talking to these kids and a few adults (parents maybe? though I don't think I've ever seen an adult watching any of those hoodlums playing outside). He was still holding the gun and showing them something. All I know is that I hope it was a fake gun. If I hear anything remotely like gunfire over the next couple of days, I think I'll lose my mind.

Posted by Jenny at May 6, 2006 10:56 PM


Haha. And you said I lived in the ghetto!

Posted by: Wendy at May 7, 2006 08:07 PM