I got a call about 9:45 this morning from my cousin relaying that MPD were on the street and had a guy stopped where the street splits. I grabbed the camera and here is what I got:
I talked with Garry who let me know that he was first alerted when his dogs were barking. He went to the corner of his drive and started watching the guy. His first thought was the guy might have been one of those flyer distributors as he had two back packs. Then he saw the guy wasn’t doing the zig-zag between houses.
As luck would have it Monrovia Parking were making their rounds on the street. As the guy went up towards the side of Roberto’s house, the officer thought something was amiss and did a quick u-turn to follow and within seconds MPD was on the street.
I arrived after the hands in the air and frisking and saw him on the curb. MPD did their question and answer thing and the guy left when MPD did. Obviously, if the man were handing out flyers he would not have simply left.
To quote my friend Garry, “We ain’t putting up with that shit on our street”. My observation, if you are going to prowl, don’t do it on street cleaning day when parking patrols are out.
Big Round of applause to MPD for such fast reactions and keeping my little corner of LA safe.