Let's see...a fugitive from the police ran into my neighborhood and holed up inside a house two streets over from me. I don't know why the cops were pursuing him so rabidly, but it happened just as I was coming home. Three cop cars pulled over from the main road, and a cop with a shotgun and a K9 unit immediately started patrolling the woods. More and more cars came in as I got home, and then you could hear a police helicopter overhead. My mom called during the drama, and when I told her about it she said, "Are your doors locked?"
"Yes, of course!" [pinky walks around locking all the doors because I hadn't even thought of it...sigh...]
He ended up in an empty house and a standoff commenced. By the time my kids' bus came, the neighborhood was still barricaded, and the bus had to go back to the school. All of the parents had to go get them (and I don't remember if we had trouble getting the cops to let us go home). Oh my goodness, and you should have seen all the cop cars, SUVs, and a few specialized vehicles I'd never even seen. I really didn't know my county had that many cop cars. It reminded me of Terminator 2: "The cops are here!" "How many?" "Uh...all of them, I think."
This went on until 7 PM. I never really heard how it ended except nobody got shot.