Sunday, March 04, 2018

Apartment Life #17

This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.

This happened this week! On February 27th at 8:30am we heard a loud crash and Ken went outside to see what happened.

*Click on the picture to enlarge it* 

After a chase with police this car crashed into the block wall that separates my apartment building from the store parking lot next door. The police swarmed this area at 8:30am, the K9 dogs were out, and my apartment building was on lock down for almost an hour. Anytime someone went outside to see what was going on, the police would yell at them to go back in their apartment. They started walking around with the K9's and told us that they were looking for a suspect who could possibly be armed. The police helicopter was out but I didn't see anyone get arrested and they finally started leaving after about 2 hours. After the police helicopter left I went outside and got a few pictures of half the car sticking through the wall.

The police were still in the parking lot when I took this picture. The block wall that separates my apartment complex from the stores next door is long and the car crashed down at the end of it. 

I heard on the news later that night that the suspect crashed the stolen car, got out and hopped out over the car and ran straight ahead into that apartment complex at the end of the alley. He had to hop over their locked gates but the police never saw him come out the other side. So he probably hid in someone's apartment that he knew there until it was clear for him to come out and leave. 

The front of this car was completely smashed and cinder blocks blocked the alley for my apartment complex and now several days later no one has cleaned the mess up! Cars are having to swerve around the mess because the maintenance at that complex at the en up the alley and mine are too damn lazy to clean it up. 

I took a few pictures out my bedroom window while we were waiting for the all clear to be able to come outside again. The police had all of the entrances to my apartment complex blocked. This is out at the end where I usually walk the dog.

These two police cars were right in front of another entrance to my complex.

Then the K9 dog and his handler walked through my courtyard. We were told to stay inside so I had to take the picture through my screen door which is why it's so bad.

Another picture of the K9 and his handler.

The police were driving up and down the streets and alleys across the street with their lights on looking for the guy who crashed his car but I never saw anyone get arrested. I head later on the news that the suspect stole the car, led police on a chase, crashed the car and then got away. It was an interesting morning, that's for sure.

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.


33 comments:

  1. That is sure something to wake up to. A nutball with a gun on the loose.

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  2. that's impressive all these things

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  3. OMG - this is crazy and thank goodness you guys weren't hurt! What a nuisance to have to move around all this mess. I do have to say that I'm confused about their K9 dogs. If that guy went into someone's apartment, they should have been able to track that scent. I wonder if this made the news too! So sorry you had to go through this, Mary. Hugs...RO

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    1. I actually think the cops with the K9's were out walking around trying to intimidate people into staying in their apartments. They didn't even bring the dogs out until an hour after it happened.

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  4. That was some crash, too bad he got away.

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  5. Wow! That is more excitement that I would want. Glad you were safe!

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  6. That is pretty scary. I'm glad you're okay.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  7. I'm still waiting for the book to come out, lol! ;-) - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. Wow they never caught the guy huh? Bummer. And hopefully someone from the complex cleans up the ruined wall? That is quite the story, glad you guys weren't in any danger. you never know this days...

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    1. The block wall contents are still in the middle of the alley. It's nuts around here.

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  9. It seems strange that they never caught the guy. You have a lot of excitement in your street!

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    1. So much excitement over here. lol

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  10. Man! That would really get the blood pumping. Is it sad that you take a picture of a cop and his K9 partner and I think of Katie Ruggle's book series?
    I'm glad everyone was safe even if the loser was never caught. He'll get arrogant and try again and hopefully they'll get him that time.

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    1. Oh I'm sure they'll catch him at some point.

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  11. You could write an entire blog on what goes on in your apartment. Never a dull moment.

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  12. Your stories scare me! I'd have to have 4-5 giant dogs living with me in order to get through the night :)

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    1. There's a lot going on here but I've only had 1 problem with 1 person in the entire 20 years we lived here.

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  13. OMG Mary! That does sound like apartment Hell! That is super scary, I can't believe they never found the guy. That's sad.

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  14. Holy crap! Never a dull moment where you live. That would have scared the bejeezus out of me.

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    1. It's not even the first time something like this has happened.

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  15. Good grief! Let us know when the mess finally gets cleaned up!

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