August 19th, 2007

cranky g0rd13

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I live on a mildly busy intersection. Lately drunken assholes have taken to careening through the intersection and running into things.

A week or so ago some idiot broadsided my upstairs neighbors' van and fled. The crash woke me up but I looked outside and didn't see anything and sort of laid around in a half-conscious state wondering WTF. This time I ran RIGHT the fuck outside in the rain only in my PJ bottoms to get the guy's plate, but only half-saw the second 2 digits which looked like 77 on a white van before the guy threw it into reverse to try to get unstuck (he was spinning tires the whole time) and I ran back towards my house to avoid getting run over or shot or something. He got unstuck and sped off down the street -- in the right lane this time, he was stuck on the curb of the eastbound lane traveling west -- with sparks and loud noise coming out of the driver's side undercarriage of his van. Then he took a left heading south on the N-S street 2 blocks west.

Well I got back to my house, had to climb in a window because I'd locked myself out, and called 911. Then I put on clothes and went out to search for the drunken fuck. I found a white -minivan-, poorly parked with a flat tire and damage on the driver's side on the corner of said N-S street and the E-W street 1 block south, but the license plate was something that didn't match, and I was 90% sure the vehicle I saw was a van, and I touched its hood and it was cold.

Then I skulked around some more and noticed a white van that looked exactly like the one I'd seen in the incident parked well into the small lot of an apartment building, but I heard some noises and noticed the front door of a dark apartment hanging open in the building so I got scared off and walked around the block. Then I crept up to the van to verify the license plate: SE7 xxx (leaving last 3 digits out here). Oho. The van also appeared to have tools in the back, and I found a craftsman wrench lying in the road where the guy hit the curb, but I didn't touch the wrench. I also was NOT about to inspect the van for damage or a warm engine given the situation -- enclosed parking lot, nowhere to run, door of dark apartment left open. It was dark, the tires LOOKED inflated but I did not get close enough to do anything but check the plate and GTFO.

I called the police non-emergency line and reported the van but not the minivan (mistake I know, but the dispatcher didn't seem too interested and I was excited). I suspect they're not going to check out the van or do shit about it, but I am sick of drunken assholes careening through the intersection outside my house. Of course now I'm worried about the person coming back to find me.

Should I have reported this information to the police given the admittedly sketchy details and the fact that whoever owns that van is likely a neighbor?

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Come join us for food, games and queer summer fun!

Calling all femmes, homos and freaks!
F.A.G PDX invites you to Overlook park for a community picnic.
Swingsets, teeter totters and community building ..oh my!
Bring a potluck item to share and a small grill if you have one.
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Group games and gay sheenanigans galore.

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