A little before 10AM today I was walking back from Catana Bakery and heading home on foot on Bates Street. As I was walking I noticed another person walking down the same side of the street as I. Then I noticed this person, was wearing a black face covering. I know it has a name but when I see it on people it is black, covers the nose and mouth covering 1/2 the face. He was also wearing a coat with a hood. I became leery. I had a bad feeling. And then he looked back behind him. There was no one else on the street.
My instincts told me to turn my ass around and get to a street with more people on it, and so I immediately turned around, crossed to the other side of the street and got over to 1st Street. I got to the corner of 1st and Q and noticed the hooded face covered guy got to the corner of 1st and Bates and kinda lingered there. I watched him for about a minute hanging there and then I went down Q Street and debated about calling 911.
Halfway down Q I decided to call 911 to report the activity. And just as one commenter had observed, the 911 dispatchers don't really do 'no one is dying but you should check it out' calls all that well. On the plus side they did call me back after I got home to follow up,
So be careful out there.
Be aware of your surroundings.
And if your Spidy senses say turn around fast and get out of there, then turn around and book it.
Now let the comments about how I'm wasting police resources begin.