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