Did You See Anything?
June 5, 2003 9:53 PM   Subscribe

"Did You See Anything?" You heard gunshots. You heard sirens. Now you’re standing in front of the police tape and you’re hearing a lot of gossip. At any given crime scene, in any given city, the people giving commentary and asking questions aren't the cops - they're the neighbors. The Washington CityPaper reports.
posted by GriffX (4 comments total)
I think everybody is like that. I live on a pretty bad corner for car accidents, and whenever one happens there are 30 people standing there within minutes. Half of them are curious, the other half are trying to peice together the exact events from whatever evidence they see.

As if the police are going to come over and ask "Excuse me, Maude, do you think you could help us out here?"

As if more than three of those people will care the next morning.
posted by tomorama at 10:03 PM on June 5, 2003

I like to watch.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:44 AM on June 6, 2003

Well, they always talk to whoever is standing around on Law and Order.
posted by agregoli at 7:19 AM on June 6, 2003

As I type this, my block is taped off because some guy stabbed some other guy at the house down the street, and now he's holed up in the house having a standoff with the cops.

I know about this because when I heard the sounds of drama, I popped out to ask the neighbors what was going on.
posted by padraigin at 7:54 AM on June 6, 2003

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