When Things Go Bump in the Night
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 18th March 2017
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Community member stumbles on something very strange!


The title is taken from the traditional Scottish Prayer that deals with ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties … as well as things that go bump in the night.

Good Lord, deliver us! (Amen…)

Such was the case when a friend called me to report something suspicious.

My friend was ready to park in a usual parking spot when a van was spotted. Out of that van came five men, all in dark clothing and wearing ski masks with only their eyes showing. The men coming out of the van all spoke Spanish, so they were most likely of Latino descent.

What did they do that scared you I inquired?

My friend said the five men opened the trunk of another vehicle and proceeded to unload and throw into the minivan 5 large stuffed duffel bags.  Immediately after that, the five hooded men jumped into the van and made a hasty getaway.

Since the men left the other vehicle behind, I told my friend to get the tag number, which was relayed to me.  The car actually sat in that spot for another day.

As an old gumshoe, I called the Duncalk Precinct right away and got a quick response. I gave the officer the information that I had, and he then headed to the location to confirm the tag number.

I followed that up with a phone call to the ISU (Investigative Services Unit) to make sure those officers were aware of what went down. Needless to say, they were very interested.

I have written about this issue many times in the past, and as a retired cop of 39 years, including a commendation for working undercover narcotics, I can guess what happened that night. Although the person who witnessed all of this never saw any drugs, here’s my assessment:

So, to all, I say keep your eyes peeled and beware of things that go bump in the night.

You just never know when something like this will happen in your neighborhood.

Stay vigilant…

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