Dale the Bounty Hunter
The other day started like any other day for Dale. He got up, made his protein shake, put on his gym clothes, kissed me good-bye, kissed the dogs good-bye, and went out the door. He got into his truck, which was parked at the curb in front of our casa, and started it up. Then, before you could say "Oh no he did-en" a car came speeding by and side swiped Dale's truck.
The driver of the car did not stop. He continued blazing down our quiet little neighborhood, swerving sending sparks flying as he continually hit the curb.
Dale was not having it. Not on his watch, baby.
He followed the guy through the neighborhood until he was able to get his license plate numer. The opportunity arose once the guy slowed down enough to make an incomplete stop at the stop sign by the elementary school. Thank the LORD school was out because this jack-hole continued to drive like he was in a demolition derby.
Dale called 911 and reported the idiot. The 911 operator instructed Dale to pull over and wait for the police. So Dale waited......and waited.....and waited. He waited for well over an hour for the cop to show up. When the cop finally showed up, he told Dale that the license plate number did not match the make/model of the car that Dale reported. Apparently, the 911 operator had heard it wrong.
Frustrate, but in one piece, Dale went to work and went on with his day.
The cop called him about an hour later and told Dale that he got the dangerous driver. He had combed the streets of our neighborhood until he found the car Dale reported. The license plate number was good. The 911 operator had heard an "M" instead of "N." Other than that, it was a match! The officer knocked on the door and told the couple that answered about the incident. It was their 21 year old son's car and he was inside the house, taking a snooze. Apparently, he had worn out his welcome at the place he was staying downtown and drove home drunk and angry. Not a good combination, bub.
The officer had to wake up the boozer as his parent's attempt was unsuccessful. I did not ask Dale, but I assume the fella was arrested.
Dale's truck is ok. The side swipe left a black smudge that can be buffed out.
Here's the thing, that jerk could have just as easily hit Dale or a kid or a doggie instead of hitting Dale's truck. Hopefully, this incident will serve as a wake-up call to Mario Amdrunkie.
That is all.