Sunday, June 02, 2019

Apartment Life #83

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.

I know this is a really bad picture but I didn't have time to go outside before the police took off, so I took it out the bedroom window. But you can see the two cops cars with their lights on in the picture. Apparently there was a fight 3 doors down from me and the guy took off after the woman called the police. The police left and I haven't seen the guy back here since they had the fight.

Ken came in last Sunday morning and I found out he burnt his thumb *not bad* because he stopped a car from catching on fire. The battery in the car had shifted and the red terminal was touching the body of the car which I guess made everything around it really hot. It was smoking and Ken told the guy to move the battery upright but it was so hot that it was partially welding itself to the car. Ken pulled a wire off and burned his finger because it was so hot and then grabbed the battery by the handle and yanked it off the car but the metal got so hot it left a hole in the metal of the car. Ken is fine and the car didn't catch fire but Ken said it was close.  

Last Saturday one of my neighbors let another neighbor borrow her van to run an errand at 9am. The woman came back a little while later and dropped her husband off and took off with the car again and didn't tell the woman that she was taking her car for another errand, she found out from the husband who then shut his door and wouldn't answer it anymore on Saturday. I found out about it at 9pm and the woman still wasn't back with the van and the husband wouldn't answer the door. The woman who took the van wouldn't answer her phone. Come Sunday morning she still wasn't back and the owner called the non emergency number who told her she had to wait 48 hours before she could report it stolen. Meanwhile the husband didn't come out of his apartment all day Sunday. Then Sunday night the owner's daughter called her and told her that she spotted the van at a 7-11 and there were 4 guys in it but the woman who took it wasn't there. The owner told her daughter to call police and let them know but since it hadn't been 48 hours yet and it hadn't been reported stolen they wouldn't even come out.

So the daughter went over to the van and told them the van had been reported stolen and they needed to get the hell out and give her the keys since it was her mom's car. She then asked where the woman who took it was and they told her that "red" had let them borrow the van for a little while. It turned out that "red" had let them borrow the car for a few days in exchange for some drugs and she was passed out at someone's house now. So the guys got out, gave her the keys and she brought the van back to her mom. They checked the van out and there wasn't a scratch on it. She's damn lucky. The woman who took it came back home but she and her husband are keeping a low profile in their apartment. I've seen them a few times but they aren't sitting outside like they used to do every morning. This is the same woman who I saw standing in her doorway naked a few weeks ago. 

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