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Busy Day on the Narc Squad

Man, these area kids are pissing me off. Apparently, I’m pissing them off, too, since the last carload of dumbshits I scared off yelled “asshole” and “bitch” out the window at me on their way out.

Earlier today, two cars full of idiot kids decided that merely hanging out in front of my house, smoking their blunts and booming the bass wasn’t enough. These two groups of geniuses were squealing their tires and peeling out up and down the street, screeching at high speed around the corners in front of the little kiddie park. There are a lot of young children around here who would have been run the hell over had they been innocently crossing the street or coming around the corner at the wrong time. That one got reported and license plate numbers have been taken down.

When I was outside with the Flexcar bringing some packages to UPS, I noticed TWO used condoms had been discarded into the gutter at some point, probably last night. Fucking disgusting.

So, tonight, when I woke up at 1:00am to the dulcet tones of yet another carload of kids and their telltale coughing, I lurked in the darkness at my open window pondering what to do. They were being noisy enough that they’d woken me from a sound sleep but not “noise complaint” noisy. They were sitting in their car on the street, not trespassing in the park after hours or something actionable. I couldn’t see how many kids there were in the SUV but there were at least three and possibly more which put direct confrontation off the table. As I sat there, listening to the female vegetarian driver loudly talking about eating a piece of steak in some vegetable soup by accident (fascinating as it sounds) her cell phone rang and through coughs she started giving directions (“No, it’s a little kiddie park, on a corner. Where did you just turn?”) I yelled out from my dark house that they’d better move their party off somewhere else and oh no she was NOT going to bring more people out here. That gave them pause. I heard her say “Did someone say something? I thought I heard a white lady yelling at me,” to which I yelled that indeed I WAS yelling at her… and she’d better take the party elsewhere. I was not Miss Popularity but they wasted no time getting the hell out of dodge, cursing me over their shoulders.

All this is on the heels of me going out and shooing four fucked up young men out of here on Monday. A couple of them were quite drunk or stoned or both. Another was very loud. There were Doritos bags and Pepsi bottles littered around their car, which was parked right in front of my house. I couldn’t help myself. I came down off the porch with my most polite yet stern Mom voice and said, “Young man, is there any one of you who is not fucked up right now? Maybe you would like to take care of your friend here, he seems like he probably shouldn’t be driving around in a car. And could you please pick up your trash. Don’t forget that Pepsi bottle…” Unlike this most recent group, I got a round of “Sorry ma’ams” from the ones who are decent kids who still respect their mothers while the kid who was the most messed up started fighting with his friend to put the trash back on the ground. The two sane and rational kids told him to stop being stupid and bundled him into the vehicle, saying “I told you we were being too loud!”

I’ve been threatening to get some floodlights that I can mount on the house and point in the direction of the street. If I turned a spotlight on those cars, you can bet they’d scatter like roaches.

55 comments to Busy Day on the Narc Squad

  • I’m really sorry, Nicole. You should seriously think about getting the floodlights.

  • I’m really sorry, Nicole. You should seriously think about getting the floodlights.

  • I’m really sorry, Nicole. You should seriously think about getting the floodlights.

  • I’m really sorry, Nicole. You should seriously think about getting the floodlights.

  • I’m really sorry, Nicole. You should seriously think about getting the floodlights.

  • Unlike this most recent group, I got a round of “Sorry ma’ams” from the ones who are decent kids who still respect their mothers while the kid who was the most messed up started fighting with his friend to put the trash back on the ground. The two sane and rational kids told him to stop being stupid and bundled him into the vehicle, saying “I told you we were being too loud!”

    At least they still have that going for them :)

    I imagine that motion-sensitive floodlights would probably help quite a bit.

  • Unlike this most recent group, I got a round of “Sorry ma’ams” from the ones who are decent kids who still respect their mothers while the kid who was the most messed up started fighting with his friend to put the trash back on the ground. The two sane and rational kids told him to stop being stupid and bundled him into the vehicle, saying “I told you we were being too loud!”

    At least they still have that going for them :)

    I imagine that motion-sensitive floodlights would probably help quite a bit.

  • Unlike this most recent group, I got a round of “Sorry ma’ams” from the ones who are decent kids who still respect their mothers while the kid who was the most messed up started fighting with his friend to put the trash back on the ground. The two sane and rational kids told him to stop being stupid and bundled him into the vehicle, saying “I told you we were being too loud!”

    At least they still have that going for them :)

    I imagine that motion-sensitive floodlights would probably help quite a bit.

  • Unlike this most recent group, I got a round of “Sorry ma’ams” from the ones who are decent kids who still respect their mothers while the kid who was the most messed up started fighting with his friend to put the trash back on the ground. The two sane and rational kids told him to stop being stupid and bundled him into the vehicle, saying “I told you we were being too loud!”

    At least they still have that going for them :)

    I imagine that motion-sensitive floodlights would probably help quite a bit.

  • Unlike this most recent group, I got a round of “Sorry ma’ams” from the ones who are decent kids who still respect their mothers while the kid who was the most messed up started fighting with his friend to put the trash back on the ground. The two sane and rational kids told him to stop being stupid and bundled him into the vehicle, saying “I told you we were being too loud!”

    At least they still have that going for them :)

    I imagine that motion-sensitive floodlights would probably help quite a bit.

  • Floodlights!

    Now that sounds like a great idea!

    We have a narcotic cop as neighbor. He vows LIGHTS are the best deterrent! He has floodlights mounted across the front of his house.

  • Floodlights!

    Now that sounds like a great idea!

    We have a narcotic cop as neighbor. He vows LIGHTS are the best deterrent! He has floodlights mounted across the front of his house.

  • Floodlights!

    Now that sounds like a great idea!

    We have a narcotic cop as neighbor. He vows LIGHTS are the best deterrent! He has floodlights mounted across the front of his house.

  • Floodlights!

    Now that sounds like a great idea!

    We have a narcotic cop as neighbor. He vows LIGHTS are the best deterrent! He has floodlights mounted across the front of his house.

  • Floodlights!

    Now that sounds like a great idea!

    We have a narcotic cop as neighbor. He vows LIGHTS are the best deterrent! He has floodlights mounted across the front of his house.

  • There are those floodlights with motion sensors in them; you could attach one to the house and point it any direction you like…

    • We had one installed in our backyard. We have the number of a good, very reasonably priced electrician if you want it.

      Also, I believe this is why 7-11(or some such) started pumping Barry Manilow music outdoors.

  • There are those floodlights with motion sensors in them; you could attach one to the house and point it any direction you like…

    • We had one installed in our backyard. We have the number of a good, very reasonably priced electrician if you want it.

      Also, I believe this is why 7-11(or some such) started pumping Barry Manilow music outdoors.

    • We had one installed in our backyard. We have the number of a good, very reasonably priced electrician if you want it.

      Also, I believe this is why 7-11(or some such) started pumping Barry Manilow music outdoors.

  • There are those floodlights with motion sensors in them; you could attach one to the house and point it any direction you like…

  • There are those floodlights with motion sensors in them; you could attach one to the house and point it any direction you like…

    • We had one installed in our backyard. We have the number of a good, very reasonably priced electrician if you want it.

      Also, I believe this is why 7-11(or some such) started pumping Barry Manilow music outdoors.

  • There are those floodlights with motion sensors in them; you could attach one to the house and point it any direction you like…

  • You might also drive them away if you have your own set of friends taking up their favorite spot a few nights in a row. I’d volunteer for part of Friday or Saturday night shift, and I’d bring my digital camera for license plates.

    Also, it’ll be rainy again before long. That could also drive them to cover elsewhere.

    But the floodlights are a great idea.

    -mls

  • You might also drive them away if you have your own set of friends taking up their favorite spot a few nights in a row. I’d volunteer for part of Friday or Saturday night shift, and I’d bring my digital camera for license plates.

    Also, it’ll be rainy again before long. That could also drive them to cover elsewhere.

    But the floodlights are a great idea.

    -mls

  • You might also drive them away if you have your own set of friends taking up their favorite spot a few nights in a row. I’d volunteer for part of Friday or Saturday night shift, and I’d bring my digital camera for license plates.

    Also, it’ll be rainy again before long. That could also drive them to cover elsewhere.

    But the floodlights are a great idea.

    -mls

  • You might also drive them away if you have your own set of friends taking up their favorite spot a few nights in a row. I’d volunteer for part of Friday or Saturday night shift, and I’d bring my digital camera for license plates.

    Also, it’ll be rainy again before long. That could also drive them to cover elsewhere.

    But the floodlights are a great idea.

    -mls

  • You might also drive them away if you have your own set of friends taking up their favorite spot a few nights in a row. I’d volunteer for part of Friday or Saturday night shift, and I’d bring my digital camera for license plates.

    Also, it’ll be rainy again before long. That could also drive them to cover elsewhere.

    But the floodlights are a great idea.

    -mls

  • I love this option.

    Drag a table outside and invite some gamers over. :D

    WE SCARE EVERYBODY.

  • Seriously, though. I think the floodlights are an excellent idea. Just make sure to angle them so that they hit the street below dead on, and not any bedroom windows across the street. :D

    • Yeah, I’ve thought more than once about poor Steve and Christopher and their trouble with a neighbor leaving a porch light on. I leave the light over the garage on constantly (it’s photo sensitive and turns off during the day) because we had some kids come through and tag some of the garages: mine was left alone and I credit the light being on. I can imagine my floodlight scenario could be distracting for any light-sensitive neighbors but man, I really need to find some way to discourage these kids.

    • I concur. Get some motion-sensitive floodlights. You should be able to point them in such a way that they don’t hit anybody’s windows, and if they’re motion-sensitive, they’ll only snap on when somebody’s there… which won’t be often if they’re installed.

  • Seriously, though. I think the floodlights are an excellent idea. Just make sure to angle them so that they hit the street below dead on, and not any bedroom windows across the street. :D

    • Yeah, I’ve thought more than once about poor Steve and Christopher and their trouble with a neighbor leaving a porch light on. I leave the light over the garage on constantly (it’s photo sensitive and turns off during the day) because we had some kids come through and tag some of the garages: mine was left alone and I credit the light being on. I can imagine my floodlight scenario could be distracting for any light-sensitive neighbors but man, I really need to find some way to discourage these kids.

    • Yeah, I’ve thought more than once about poor Steve and Christopher and their trouble with a neighbor leaving a porch light on. I leave the light over the garage on constantly (it’s photo sensitive and turns off during the day) because we had some kids come through and tag some of the garages: mine was left alone and I credit the light being on. I can imagine my floodlight scenario could be distracting for any light-sensitive neighbors but man, I really need to find some way to discourage these kids.

    • I concur. Get some motion-sensitive floodlights. You should be able to point them in such a way that they don’t hit anybody’s windows, and if they’re motion-sensitive, they’ll only snap on when somebody’s there… which won’t be often if they’re installed.

    • I concur. Get some motion-sensitive floodlights. You should be able to point them in such a way that they don’t hit anybody’s windows, and if they’re motion-sensitive, they’ll only snap on when somebody’s there… which won’t be often if they’re installed.

  • Seriously, though. I think the floodlights are an excellent idea. Just make sure to angle them so that they hit the street below dead on, and not any bedroom windows across the street. :D

  • Seriously, though. I think the floodlights are an excellent idea. Just make sure to angle them so that they hit the street below dead on, and not any bedroom windows across the street. :D

    • Yeah, I’ve thought more than once about poor Steve and Christopher and their trouble with a neighbor leaving a porch light on. I leave the light over the garage on constantly (it’s photo sensitive and turns off during the day) because we had some kids come through and tag some of the garages: mine was left alone and I credit the light being on. I can imagine my floodlight scenario could be distracting for any light-sensitive neighbors but man, I really need to find some way to discourage these kids.

    • I concur. Get some motion-sensitive floodlights. You should be able to point them in such a way that they don’t hit anybody’s windows, and if they’re motion-sensitive, they’ll only snap on when somebody’s there… which won’t be often if they’re installed.

  • Seriously, though. I think the floodlights are an excellent idea. Just make sure to angle them so that they hit the street below dead on, and not any bedroom windows across the street. :D

  • Yeah, I’ve thought more than once about poor Steve and Christopher and their trouble with a neighbor leaving a porch light on. I leave the light over the garage on constantly (it’s photo sensitive and turns off during the day) because we had some kids come through and tag some of the garages: mine was left alone and I credit the light being on. I can imagine my floodlight scenario could be distracting for any light-sensitive neighbors but man, I really need to find some way to discourage these kids.

  • We had one installed in our backyard. We have the number of a good, very reasonably priced electrician if you want it.

    Also, I believe this is why 7-11(or some such) started pumping Barry Manilow music outdoors.

  • I concur. Get some motion-sensitive floodlights. You should be able to point them in such a way that they don’t hit anybody’s windows, and if they’re motion-sensitive, they’ll only snap on when somebody’s there… which won’t be often if they’re installed.

  • “Young man, is there any one of you who is not fucked up right now?

    SO awesome.

    Suggestions: take pictures of the kids and their license plates, if you have a digital camera. You have an HOA, right? Can you and your neighbors contact the police and local government types (masses of voters > one concerned citizen) about stepped-up patrols?

  • “Young man, is there any one of you who is not fucked up right now?

    SO awesome.

    Suggestions: take pictures of the kids and their license plates, if you have a digital camera. You have an HOA, right? Can you and your neighbors contact the police and local government types (masses of voters > one concerned citizen) about stepped-up patrols?

  • “Young man, is there any one of you who is not fucked up right now?

    SO awesome.

    Suggestions: take pictures of the kids and their license plates, if you have a digital camera. You have an HOA, right? Can you and your neighbors contact the police and local government types (masses of voters > one concerned citizen) about stepped-up patrols?

  • “Young man, is there any one of you who is not fucked up right now?

    SO awesome.

    Suggestions: take pictures of the kids and their license plates, if you have a digital camera. You have an HOA, right? Can you and your neighbors contact the police and local government types (masses of voters > one concerned citizen) about stepped-up patrols?

  • “Young man, is there any one of you who is not fucked up right now?

    SO awesome.

    Suggestions: take pictures of the kids and their license plates, if you have a digital camera. You have an HOA, right? Can you and your neighbors contact the police and local government types (masses of voters > one concerned citizen) about stepped-up patrols?