NORWALK, Conn. – So now it’s Norwalk Police looking into my activities.
OK, not now. Couple of weeks ago, actually. I’ve gotten over the trauma, and I’m ready to talk about it.
That’s right, I was traumatized – exactly one week after being notified that I was off the hook on my highly publicized heinous “crime,” I looked out the door and saw a Norwalk Police cruiser sitting at the bottom of the porch stairs.
I guess I really am a suspicious character.
So I stood on the porch looking Officer Jared Zwickler in the eye and wondering what the heck they could have gotten on me this time.
“What were you doing at King Industries?” Zwickler asked.
Oh. That? I explained that I hadn’t been at King Industries, I had been at the transfer station. I was coming down the hill of the exit and I saw a windmill and solar collectors together and I thought, “Why not?” Take a photo of them both together – how cool!
Bob Duff had put out a press release in the past day or two, I explained. Isn’t that a good excuse for taking a picture? Even if I did draw suspicious glances?
The press release was about renewable energy. I had been annoyed – I knew I had a photo of a windmill around somewhere, but where was it? So I scraped one off the Internet, which is really below my standards. You know there will be another press release on the topic. NEXT time I will have something really kickass, a Norwalk-centric photo that’s perfect!
So the guys at the King Industries booth had looked at me funny. So what?
I wasn’t on their property …
Anyway, Officer Zwickler asked me a lot of questions and apologized several times because, you know, gotta be careful these days.
I offered to give him my pressure cooker. He grimaced and turned down the offer. I got it about a year ago at Goodwill and I haven’t used it once. It seems to be just useless junk around here, except that, well, if I take it back to the thrift store, how do I know what it will be used for?
Oh well …
What can I say, spent the first %# years of my life with a spotless record (OK, a driving infraction or two). I even have a citizenship award (from eighth grade)! I’ve been here 2½ years, and now I’m a police magnet?