Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Yesterday morning at like three thirty in the morning my cats wok me up by jumping on and off of me continuously. I've been feeding stray kitties so I looked outside to see if any of them were outside waiting for food. There was a strange man sitting on the steps of my building very close to the apartments. He was smoking something and acting very sketch. I got scared and called the police. Not 911, just the regular police. I reported this, and they said they'd send someone out. A minute later a police officer called and said he couldn't come and check unless this person was doing something illegal! I said, well he's loitering on private property, and the officer said there was nothing he could do because apartments are apparently considered public property! I didn't want the cops to arrest the person or anything, but just a little like what are you doing at three thirty in the morning sitting here! It was very scary and I'm just grateful I didn't have to leave to walk down the stairs because I would have been scared. I've seen cops questioning people for loitering in public spaces all the time, it seems weird that someone can loiter at an apartment building at three thirty in the morning. Anyway, I just had to share that because it was scary and I was quite surprised by the cop's response.
Happy Wednesday, be safe!