What an afternoon


About 20 minutes after getting home, I get a frantic knock on my door. I, shirtless, run to toss a hoodie on and run to grab the door (the knocking fails to cease whilst I do this). I open the door, and an odd man is standing in the doorway, holding what looks like the handle to a hammer, but bigger (possibly to a mallet?). He starts waving his arms, and looking at me, trying to explain something. This man is a mute, the first I have ever encountered. I sit looking puzzled, he gives up and turns around. I say, “Well alright then…” and close the door.

I hear this man go through the door behind him and start knocking on a door in the adjacent hallway to mine. The speed of the knocking increases, also the weight behind each knock grows with every blow. The knocking stops. I assume that this man was merely warning residents that there was going to be a test of the fire alarm (I saw the alarm system being replaced as I came into the building). I go back to what I was doing.

A few moments later, I hear some yelling, quietly. Then, I hear a deep smash on the floor of the hallway, someone had fallen on the floor. I then hear more yelling. I make out something that sounds like “…dropped the knife…” and then another tumble to the floor. This is when I start to freak out. The yelling is directly outside my door now, and the phrase, “You are going to jail, you fucking retard” is being repeated nonstop.

I decide that its probably best if I call the police. I dial 911 (I tossed the idea that perhaps this was not a 911 worthy call, and contemplated calling the police station instead), then I explain to the operator that there was an extremely heated argument outside of my apartment door, and I heard something involving a knife. She asks the address and I give it to her; she then explains that they had already received a call from the building that ended in a hangup. She assured me that the police were on their way and took my information.

Now I am sitting and waiting to see if the police come to get a statement from me. I am waiting for this before I take my shirt off again. Bogus day.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Justine January 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm

It was probably my stupid fucking neighbours. I heard them with the police again a bit ago. They are being evicted and causing nothing but problems. 8am full blown bass on weekends accompanied by constant screaming and yelling. This building is super awesome.

Ernie January 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Paying 840 bucks a month for this place doesn’t quite seem all that great to me anymore.

Ernie January 11, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Apparently it was people from apt.108, said the Police dispatch earlier.

Justine January 12, 2010 at 8:35 am

Wonder what my neighbours were getting in shit for this time then. They are with the police so often. This building is like living in an episode of Cops.

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