security guard gunfight and pot-smoking old men

So there I was, contemplating what to post about now that our server is back… I thought I’d write about the Walter Reed security guard who fired his gun… at the OTHER guard this morning, but then realized that there was no news about why he did it. That’s not nearly as entertaining as I hoped. But then I found something better…

Nathaniel Rabinowitz, age 60, of Logan Circle, has a two-story ladder attached to his house. Which wouldn’t be newsworthy, except apparently burglars have been using Mr. Rabinowitz’ ladder to climb up onto his roof, follow the roof to the neighboring units, and break into his neighbors’ houses through the skylights and steal their stuff- two of his neighbors have been robbed just this month. And yet, Mr. Rabinowitz refuses to remove the ladder, because he likes to climb up onto his roof and feed birds.

Oh wait, it gets better.

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Upon investigating the burglaries, police officers scaled the ladder themselves and happened to glance down through Mr. Rabinowitz’ own skylight… and found his indoor marijuana garden. They immediately arrested him on marijuana-possession charges, as one would expect.

But that’s not the best part.

Mr. Rabinowitz is of the opinion that these burglaries aren’t what they seem. He believes his neighbors are faking the robberies to get him arrested for his patch o’ pot on the top floor. Because, you know, that’s SO much easier that just calling the police to report the pot garden, no?

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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