Monday, August 18, 2008

True Life Stories

On my way to work today, I got off the #8 at Denny and Dexter at about 8.30, to encounter a motorcycle cop giving a BICYCLIST a ticket. The cop left, and I managed to casually stoll by the small crowd of people talking to the cyclist and discovered that the cyclist received a ticket for not wearing a helmet. The cyclist seemed understandably irked but his ire was nothing compared to a 40ish, vaguely vagrantish, black guy who started screaming that he'd like to stick his boot up the cop's ass and progressively got crazier and louder and working himself up to a froth over the injustice and seemed to be blaming the cyclist for not standing up to the cop. The cyclist quickly left, more freaked out by the vagrant's tirade than the ticket, and then the #5 pulled up and pretty much everyone in the vicinity got on regardless if they wanted that bus or not, just to get away from Crazy Man. As the bus turned the corner to get on Aurora, you could still hear him freaking out...

1 comment:

Bill W. said...

Despite the fact that the cyclist was only a toddler. I think the police officer should have been more concerned with the age...