Saturday, January 21, 2012

Death outside the gunstore

Death outside the gunstore, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.
Day two of our stay in the US, 8am, rush hour, we heard a loud bang out on the street. There was a guy lying in the middle of the road and two other bodies outside the gun store - that brick building in the back. There were sirens and police and the snow was cold and white, like the sheets they laid over the bodies.
Our minds were racing. Had they tried to rob the gun store? Was it a shooting? What kind of idiot tries to rob a gun store?
It wasn't until the evening when we saw the TV news we found out the truth. Two guys had stolen a car, they were pursued by police, they crashed the car into a pylon, throwing them both from the car, and killing a pedestrian in the process.
The guy in the road, the car thief, survived.
Welcome to America.

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