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They got him....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

this past Monday I went into work..even tho it's one of my two scheduled days off.. seems noone shows up on my nights off, so it's up to me and the manager to fill my shift
The police have been watching over me as well as they can but things have been a bit crazy down in that town lately so they'd drive by and see that I'm ok..but didn't have much time to stop in and talk
but Monday night.. Joe did.. he's one of the best cops, a real sweetheart.. he came and asked if I had any thoughts on whether I thought my robber would be sticking to his Tuesday night ritual, or if he'd be shaking things up and change nights..
I had to tell him I didn't know.. but thought things had changed somehow
Joe nodded and let me know he'd be around all night before he went out on patrol.
it was about 1 am when he came into the store with a big grin and great announcement.. he said.. well.. I got him
I looked outside and saw a young man talking with another officer .. he said.. no, that's not him..he ran..but I know who he is and I'm going to go get him
Seems he'd been driving all through the area behind my store and finally parked and slipped down the alley and found just what he was looking for..
actually more than he was looking for
he found two young men, smoking cigarettes about to run as he snuck up on them.
he got an alias from one..but recognized him from a problem kid from years back.. he called for another car to come and the man ran..
that's when the other young man ratted him out..told his real name and showed Joe where he'd stashed the unusual jacket he wore when he robbed me .. and his weapon of choice for the evening.. a very large butcher knife
why does a butcher knife scare me more than an automatic handgun ??

long story short.. the young man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and for violating his parole/probation.. and will be charged with armed robbery of me twice

this has all transpired in the last three days.. I worked monday night...tuesday night.. wednesday mid day shift, then home for 4 hours of sleep and then all last night
needless to say I've been unable to go to the gym and when I finally got to fall out and get some sleep today I kept waking up after sleeping only 3 hours
but I'm blaming the events and all the extra overtime hours worked for that..

thank you for letting me share my feelings here
it's so hard to let people see my fears and not feel weak

now.. for something really scary..

Christmas is here in less than 6 weeks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
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    Of course you should put the blame on those things! How traumatic!!! It takes a long time sometimes for any of us to get through the shock and the disturbing after effects. I am sooo glad they found the young man! Sorry I haven´t been around much - too much going on right now. I understand the changing priorities stuff too. I´ve really been struggling to keep up exercise too. Have a better day today, girlfriend!
    4102 days ago
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