May 7, 2008

Step back and no one gets hurt....

Tonight we came out of church after the closing AWANA session and there was a fire department pick up truck, a police car and a moving van in the parking lot. Someone went to check it out and got the information.

It turns out that down the street, a man was at a gas station and noticed a woman about to get into a moving van and drive away. But she was totally impaired by alcohol or drugs, so he charged over to help her to reconsider.

She would not.

What would you do?

He grabbed her keys, jumped into HER moving truck and drove away, pulling into our church parking lot while he called police! He stole her truck so she wouldn't get on the rode and hurt anyone! Vigilante justice is sometimes a very cool thing. When I drove away, the man had given his report and gone home, the woman was sitting in the back of the police car, and the policeman and fireman were trying to get the moving truck......moved.

Interesting.....

What would you do??

3 comments:

Krista said...

can't say that i would steal the truck... but you can bet my fingers would be dialing 911 as fast as possible. this happened to me once in the middle of the night, on a break from work, getting McD's around 2:30 a.m. an impaired driver careened into the line behind us, hitting a brick planter structure at the McD's. i was in a car with a bunch of other dispatchers and you know we all reached for our phones at once!

Alida said...

I dont think I would steal the truck either... but I would sure call 911 ASAP!!

Linda said...

Honestly? Honestly what would I do if I witnessed this? It doesn't seem very sensitive--but it sounds like the beginnings of good short story! I'd probably write about it! I just noticed that I am on one of your blogrolls, and I am very honored to be there. I recognize your blog's name; I have seen it around. I hope we get to know each other.