Sunday, January 29, 2006

Excitement on the Pike

My pictures can't do this scene justice - 12+ emergency vehicles clustered around 1 block from our house on Columbia Pike. I can't tell if it's a big accident, fire, or something more exotic.

I did learn that I don't have nearly the courage needed to be some obnoxious news photographer. I got about 25 yards from the action, and walked away.

Why? Well, on one hand, I didn't want to get yelled at by some officer. But, more importantly, those guys/gals are working, and the last they need is some shlub with a camera phone getting in their way.

If Shira were here, she would have added one more reason to the bunch. It's the same reason you never (ever) approach a cop doing a traffic stop (to say, ask for directions). The officer is in a potentially dangerous situation, and you never want to insert yourself into that.

I'll leave the reporting to the pros, and I'll check online for the real scoop later.


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