Wednesday, April 20, 2005

"I have to go, someone was just shot (3 times)"

(I don't usually like to repost thing from one blog to teh other, but deal with it)

Tuesday night was shaping up to be a great night, Nat, Jonah and I went to our second baseball of the week, and we brought along Ruthie. Nat had really wanted to go to the game because the St Louis Cardinals were in town, so we went. The Cards blew the Pirates out and a good time was had by all.
We walked back t the parking lot where we left our car, and had little reason to expect that it wouldn’t be there when we got there. But we were sure in for a surprise when we got to the lot. Our car (really the AP's car) wasn't there. Our first thought was that it was towed, because we didn’t pay the ten dollars for parking. Let clarify, it wasn't like we snuck in or anything, but the guard had left, and the parking arm was up, we knew this would happen, because we parked there Sunday and had no problems. So we call the owners of the lot, to ask where the car was, and they informed us that they have no authority to tow a car even if it’s illegally parked, so the car must have been stolen. While this is going on, Jonah who had been an angel the whole ball game was getting hungry, but the extra bottle and water were in the car, so I ran of to a bar to find some water so we could feed the little guy. While I was at the bar, I saw a Police officer and told him what happened, and he said I should call 911 and they'll send a squad car down to the lot, and run the plate’s and see if it was towed somehow or if it showed up. Here's where we ran into a new problem, we had no idea what the license plate number was. So we called the AP's in Israel, they didn’t answer. I called Gil in the miracle hope that for some reason he had our invoice at home, and could give us the number, he didn’t. Finally I got through to Adina's (Mrs. AP'S) mom, she didn’t have it either, but was able to go to teh AP's house and get me all the info we needed. While she was looking the Police officer who came to help us informed us that he had to go because someone was just shot and he was the closest. He said when we get the plate number we should call it in, and if hes still around he will come back for us, otherwise they'll send someone else. Around 15 or 20 minutes later, we got the info, and the officer returned, and we gave him all the info. He told us that if they find it, they'll call us, and we have 30 minutes to meet them, or they'll tow it to the pound, and we have to retrieve it from there.
We called Zip and asked if him or his wife could come and pick us up, which Mrs. zip did, and took us back to White Oak. First though we needed a baby seat, so she stopped by Nat's cousin to pick it up, and the cuz sent a bottle for Jonah. Aside from the car and the baby seat we also lost our stroller, (and a piece of our innocence.)
At around 2:30 in the morning AP called us back to see what was up and why we left messages on every phone he has, and we told him what had happened. He said he'll call the insurance company (we are on their ins. policy, so that’s a good thing) he wasn’t upset at us, since we did everything in our power, we locked all the doors, we left it in a lot, someone just felt they needed a 96 Honda civic with a baby seat in it.
We are still coming home tonight, and we just hope they find the car still in one piece and the person who stole it still in it. And they arrest him and let us come and kick the crap out of him. That would be sweet justice.


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