Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Crime Watch Wednesday - The Gift that Really Isn't a Present and Also Doesn't Require Police Intervention

This week's Crime Watch Wednesday illustrates that unwanted gifts can be a "crime" at least in the victim's eyes.

A resident called the police after her recently adopted dog brought a "gift" into her kitchen in the middle of the night. Suspecting the gift was a live mouse, she trapped it under a pan, and naturally called the police. The police responded quickly. Their investigation revealed that the mouse was actually a baby bunny. They then attempted to return the bunny near the area where they believe the dog picked it up.

And this is why I don't take the dog out to pee in the middle of the night. Also, I like my sleep. Seriously, though, I am a baby. If Jersey brought me a "gift" of a mouse I would F-REAK out! There would be screaming. There would be dancing around. More screaming. Some jumping. And then probably a silent scream. You know the one? Mouth wide open, bulging eyes, no sound. Yep. That sounds about right.

You know what WOULDN'T happen? I wouldn't call the police. Somehow it would never occur to me to call the police to deal with my rat.* Oh, I also have a husband so I would probably wake him. If I didn't have a husband, I would probably call my Dad (Hi Dad - LOVE you). Or just totally abandon my house. Hell, I have been known to abandon an entire floor of the house over a bug.

Really, though, I don't know what is worse - the fact that the woman called the police or that they called this an "investigation." What did they investigate? They looked at the "rat" and saw it was a "bunny." I hope they didn't have to take a lot of notes or interview a lot of people.

The best part though is the last part. They attempted to return the bunny to the spot they thought the dog got it from. Now how in the heck would they even begin to know that? Having my own recently adopted go, I am pretty sure if I tried to get Jersey to show me where she got a rabbit she would do one of three things (1) wag her tail while attempting to lick my face, (2) pee, (3) immediately lay down and go to sleep.

I think I'll just stay inside.

*See? I have already escalated it from a mouse to rat. I am so dramatic.

3 important things being said:

Jennifer said...

Your neighborhood is crazy. People there call the police for everything!!!!!! That explains a lot.

As for the "rat", I once moved out of my condo for an entire week because I spotted a mouse. I just packed my stuff and left at like 10:30pm. This was long before I was married, but I would do it again if I had too.

j'lynn said...

I'm thinking if this was me in this woman's situation the cops would be called, but not by me! I think my neighbors would call and report a woman screaming...suspecting I've been attacked or something due to the loud, crazy screaming going on!!

*~Dani~* said...

Jennifer - They are so crazy! I dont know how the police have time for real crimes! I so would leave the house too. Actually, one time I saw a mouse in my parents house and my Dad would not get up to find it. I think I slept sitting straight up and with my ears covered and one eye open the entire night.

jlynn - Okay, valid point. That might have happened with me too.

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