punk’d at Farragut North

Sorry for the lack of picture with this entry, guys, but it took me a bit to figure out exactly what I was looking at and in the meantime didn’t want to risk being wrong.

So there I was, leaving my office to meet up with Tom and another friend of ours for a DC Film Society showing of Accepted, when I notice a bunch of police milling about, and a small crowd lingering on the corner near the entrance to Farragut North at Connecticut and K. Being a dedicated DC Metroblogger, I knew I had to figure out what was going on.

It didn’t take long to figure out- there was a torso and a pair of legs sticking out of the trashcan on the corner. Appropriately horrified and incredulous that such a thing could happen in broad daylight downtown, I entered the Metro station and continued on my way. And that’s when I realized:

- The cops were snickering a bit
- There was no crime scene tape (yeah, I watch CSI)
- No one seemed to be taking statements from anyone
- The way the legs were hanging seemed just a bit unnatural

Yeah, it was a dummy. Someone stuck a dummy, face-first, into a trashcan at the corner of Connecticut & K. Nice prank, but I can’t help but get annoyed when people waste police time with that kind of crap.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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