Saturday, May 30, 2015
It was my first patrol in the hot weather and I was psyched. I noticed some lights up by the street. I knew a route to go around and investigate. When I asked witnesses, they responded with that it was a medical issue. The reason for the concern was there was an event I found out earlier in the day. Next, I walked by & I managed to get more comfortable with my surroundings & my own skin. I managed to get more of my toes in the park area. I made a mistake of run with my cane in the down position, but it was due to not scare someone next to me. Irony. As well, i noticed some bicycles up by a liquor store parked as if they were cars. i crossed to investigate. i turned out it was some kids with an iPod, nothing to investigate further. As I crossed, a rottweiler came up & jumped at the fence near the same sidewalk I was at. i jumped but remained calm. Fortunately, the owners came and control the dog; me, I was just embarrassed. Especially when the three kids from earlier came up again on their bicycles. i managed to talk to the fellow citizens. I am getting better., i noticed a traffic stop, but it turned out to be for a down headlight. Nothing so far. I also noticed a gathering upon by a business. Nothing to hold much to, especially when I don't want to jump to conclusions if I was wrong. I maybe getting comfortable, but I am not crazy. But I am getting better at this fast. Only a matter of time.
As I started I noticed a lady who was taking out the trash. I decided to help her. First, I held the trash can steady. But as I noticed she was having a harder time still picking it up. So I decided to to pick it up help put it in the bigger trash barrel. J*** was so enthused by what I did she shook my hand and asked my name. I told it to her. She had a hard time pronouncing it thou. I wonder if it would go against anyone to go for name change because of hard pronunciation by others. Works for Cher. Naaaah!!!' I noticed four men dressed very preppy possibly doing trouble. All I did was give a quick stare at them. After all, I'm Basilisk. It was getting easy doing my patrols as I walked down & people were starting to get comfortable with me being there. I noticed a lady cold with her date where a hoodie worrying if she looked like a hoodlum. I told her not to worry. Her date said I looked like a hoodlum. So much for gratitude! I walked down another area as I was looking at dates sitting on the bench. I felt like I was in awkward place, looking like I was very out of place in the situation. But two words soon came to mind reaffirming my presence there: DATE RAPE! I managed to check the park a little deeper. MAking more progress. I walked down as I looked at a few hanging around. Might be looking for trouble. But I don't want to end up making myself look like a fool with a false citizen's arrest, or them calling me a stalker. So I walked. I will be wary for them on the next patrol. I managed to walk the new route. As I crossed a pass, I heard i a loud voice, "GET OUT OF THE FUCKIN' WAY YOU PIECE OF SHIT!!!" I immediately stopped, not knowing if it was meant for me or a victim. As it turned out it was three young men acting very immature. As I crossed the new area I noticed some of the obscenities were getting louder. Definite possibility for a patrol area. As I crossed the park, I had a sense of wonder and confidence as I passed it without fear. As I crossed the threshold, I stopped and walked thru, imagining if I was surround by soldiers as I marched. It was a very successful patrol. No crime fighting, but my help as public servant made it sure that my presence was felt. And for that I am proud!