Didn't they know Brittany Spears got married on this street?
This morning I left the house to take my daughter to school, only to discover that the police had cordoned off the end of our dead-end block (about 5 or 6 houses from us). There were fire trucks, the coroner's truck and car and tons of police. I thought there had been some horrific car accident (however unlikely on a quiet residential corner).
Nope. Gangsters from Glendale killed a guy, then dumped the body in a car at our corner, and then set it on fire. About 3 am. A neighbor called the fire department, then tried to douse the flames to keep the trees from catching on fire. The dead guy was not killed here, but somehow they found our quiet neighborhood and thought "hmmm....this looks like a good spot!"
Funny thing is, I walked out front about 7 am to pick up the newspaper. I noticed a helicopter hovering overhead that looked odd to me, and even mentioned it to Michael when I came back inside. I never looked down the street!
The neighbors lifted the yellow tape so I could get my car out and take Rachel to school. She was a bit freaked out. She wanted lots of details (how did the bad guys get home if they left their car to burn here?). But she was fine by the time we got to school.
We tend to forget that we live smack dab in the middle of a huge city, because of the mountains and how bucolic it is here. Funny thing is, I've lived in less family-oriented neighborhoods in this city, and bodies hardly ever get dumped there.....(she said sarcastically). Why this neighborhood looks good to murderers for body disposal is a mystery to me. It's an affluent neighborhood with few escape routes, lots of neighborhood watch people and celebrity residents. In the past five years, this is the second body dumping nearby (the other one was a couple of Russian mafia guys in one car, also burned, dumped several blocks away. And then there was Robert Blake's wife, who was actually killed around the corner from here by somebody......)
According to Michael (who knows such things) there is only one gang in Glendale (which is about 10 plus miles from here). So they should be catching the bad guys about now.