Tuesday, March 17, 2015
On my St. Patrick's Day patrol, I wanted to cover a large area. Twice I went around a partial area to get an idea of where to patrol. I was a cold night, not that I wouldn't stop the green party-goers. As I walked, I knew that I would blend in with everyone wearing green, even thou I was black & blue. I passed a couple of men hanging around Kiskadde's Coffee Shop. I would've asked but didn't want to arouse suspicion. As I crossed the street, I let some people walk on by. So far, no suspicion. I wished them a Happy St. Patrick's Day and moved on. I passed Main Street Sports and a couple of men, one of whom wore Boston Celtic Rajon Rondo jersey, talked to me as if they knew me. I acted natural as one of them gave me a "bro-hug." I soon passed by know that so far, things were going well. I walked down North Street. I noticed the wind getting bitter as I crossed Water Street. There wasn't people there, but at least there was sidewalks. As I passed by the Governor Bradford Hotel, I spotted a man smoking a cigarette wear a bluish grey shirt see me. I acted natural and moved on., Then I saw a car with their back lights on. Immediate concern filled my head, mostly thoughts of date rape might be happening. But with the man at the hotel, and knowing that an assumption can easily be disproven, I decided to err on the side of caution. I was going to go passed the mini-rotary, but soon decided to go up Memorial Drive,l which proved to be the wiser. I soon increased the patrol by crossing Court & Samoset Streets. My next part, as thou it maybe boring, it was exhilarating. I walked and noticed there wasn't as many street lights in the area. A note of concern for anyone traveling here at night, especially with a New Moon. As I walked I noticed there wasn't as much activity as there was in the other part. There was a man entering a Liquor Store. I figure next time, I'll Google, "How to Spot Signs of a Robber," Might be more helpful. Crossing back was tough. Especially with the remaining snow, but it was like Styrofoam. I managed to help pick up a down trash barrel. I even tried to cover a possible high area corner I made a promise of doing. All and all, an excellent patrol. One of the best!