Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Things That Go Bump

-"Did you hear about the stick up?"
-"What about the mugging?"
-Something or someone is banging on a car beneath our window. Then the whoop of a single siren. Lots of engines revving, the sound of cars running the stop sign on the corner.
-Two military cops running full speed to their car outside the corner store

-A possible gunshot and apparent drops of blood on the Steamboat Natchez last year set off a search of the Mississippi River for someone in the water, but it was not until last week that a body was found, the Orleans Parish coroner's office said.
A man's body was found Thursday about 10 a.m. in the river near the Naval Support Activity in Algiers. The coroner's office is seeking help in identifying the man, who might be connected to reports three months ago on the Natchez that someone may have gone overboard.
-"Did you hear about the stick up?"

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