...just a car.
It doesn't even fly, unlike the drunk driver at D/FW airport earlier in the week. This driver claims she was hit from behind causing her vehicle to become airborne near one of the toll booths. Her "flying car" caused a bit of damage when she landed. Car pieces and parts were scattered all around the toll booth area. It was quite a story. The video is probably on youtube and I'm sure it made for lively discussions at water coolers, coffee bars, and happy or unhappy hours throughout the day. Fortunately or not, the intoxicated driver got out of it with only a broken wrist......and a trip to jail.
No, it wasn't a flying car that caused excitement in our neighborhood a few days ago...
My neighbors are primarily retired folks. This is actually quite nice as when they aren't traveling, they are home keeping an eye on things, anything from the state of your yard, to your beast disguised as a pet, to strange cars parked outside someone's home after dark.
My next door neighbor is out of town. I received a call from another neighbor now known as "Mrs. Kravitz" asking me about a mysterious car parked in front of our mutual neighbor's house. She asks if we were having company. Nope. Not us. We were hunkered down inside with the A/C blasting watching our local baseball team attempt to run around the bases more times than their opponents.
"Mrs. Kravitz" called the police.
A police officer arrived to check things out. The officer peeked in the backseat of this car and found......AMMUNITION.
I was hoping for a body or a couple having a good time or something. Sheesh.
Ammunition. Yippee. This seems to fit with the characters up the street that decided it was OK to take target practice in their backyard a couple of months ago. The neighbors and police thought otherwise and two of the occupants of this residence were taken to the slammer on outstanding warrants.
Anyway, back to the non-flying car story. After the police officer left, the mysterious car disappeared. Just like that.
Maybe it was the aliens. I will check with Evil Twin as I heard her attempting to contact them again the other night.
Oops. I think I need to have a chat with my headmate.
Photo credits: Mrs. Kravitz - swiped from Tipper Gore's Internet, Ammo Guy - Cszar on flickr.com, Creative Commons license (see sidebar).