It was strange to drive down that empty street (it used to be a quiet street
but is now rather dead since there are some houses on that block of
street), but there was no one on the street. I pulled into the parking garage,
turned left and parked, and got out of my car. I walked around to the back of
the garage to see if the door was locked or if it was unlocked. I didn’t want
anybody to know that I was there. I walked around to the rear of the garage and
looked in the back of the car. There was nothing there, as I had expected. I
opened the door to the car and went inside. It was a big car that was mostly
in the garage. I pushed my way into the back seat and locked the doors. I then
turned around to the driver’s seat and started the engine.
It was very quiet as I drove down the street and into the street parking.
There were no cars either in the parking garage or in the street. I had
expected to find that there was still traffic, but there was none on the streets
as all of them were so quiet. There were no cars in the parking garage so I
turned a corner and drove up the street. I could see that I was now in a
downtown area and that there were two lights at the end of the street – a stop
and a green light. So I put the car in drive and then stopped. I was still in
the downtown area and had left a half block to right – I walked in that half
block and then saw a police officer walking up the street in the direction I
He looked at me as I walked over. I smiled at him and asked if he needed any
help. He shook his head and asked me if I needed help. I shook my head, still
smiling, and told him that there was no need for him to help me. I was fine.
As I neared the end of my street, I saw the green light ahead. I turned right
at the corner and took a left. As I drove along, I noticed that there were a
large number of stop signs out there. It was the end of the day. I pulled into
the parking stall and shut off the engine. I looked in my backpack, and found
a napkin, and then got out of the car. I walked up the street and then around
the corner. As I walked in that last block, a policeman grabbed my arm and
told me that he needed to talk with me about a shooting they were involved in
at that location. I thanked him and said I was fine. As I walked up the
street, I could see that there were quite a few red lights out there. So I
stopped in one of them and turned off my engine. I walked up to the corner and
looked at the policeman, who seemed to be in charge of the red lights out
here. I saw that it was my turn and that he had turned the lights green. I
walked out into the street and thanked him. He shook my hand and wished me
goodnight. I walked off.
I walked back to the parking garage and turned the car around and went home.
My dad found out that the policeman was from this area and that he and my dad
were friends. The policeman then said that he was sorry that I was attacked,
but that he felt the best thing was just to take a look at the scene and see
what exactly happened.
I took the driver’s side door off and opened it. All I had to do was check the
engine and to make sure that the tire was flat at the front of the car. My dad
had already told me that I was not to drive the car until I was certain that it
was running well. So I went inside and started the car and checked the tire.
The tire was fine. I started the car and drove home.
I stopped at a light and turned right. There was a stop sign where I turned,
and there was just a green light ahead. So I pulled into the parking lot and
locked the car door. At the end of the lot, the green light turned red. I
looked to the left and the light turned yellow. So I turned right and drove
around and pulled into a garage area.
I looked up and saw that there were still quite a few lights out there. So I
shut off the engine. I looked in my backpack and found a paper towel and then
looked out the window of the car. I started the engine and turned the lights
on. I turned right and drove up the street. The yellow light turned red. And
then I saw the policeman walk up the street. So I pulled into the parking lot
and stopped. I stopped in an empty lot. As I looked to the left, I saw a
police sergeant walking down the street. He walked right past me and walked up
He kept looking at the police cars and then he looked at me. He asked if I was
okay and I told him that I was fine. He asked me if I needed any help and I
asked that he didn’t try to help the way he did. He shook my hand and wished
me goodnight, and then he walked off.
I looked at the sergeant. He had been very kind and was very professional. He
had not come out here to hassle me or harass me as he did the policeman
earlier. He had just acted as a traffic officer and helped people. He had just
been doing his job. He was doing a great job.