So tonight something interesting happened in this little college town. I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed and what do you know pops up?
Someone posted about heavy police activity in town.
Their post read as:
“On my way to the deli in town, I saw 4 police cars, 2 fire trucks, and the trailways on Main street. I think someone got hit!! :O:”
This was posted just around midnight. And I had seen it about 25 minutes after it was posted. So I decided to check Twitter and there were two tweets about it.
The most interesting Tweet was:
“What is happening in New Paltz? Helicopters, 7 police cars, and ambulance and a women screaming outside the middle school. WHAT’S GOING ON?”
So I decided to go into town to investigate. While I was putting on clothes (I was in pajamas at this time) I could hear a helicopter outside, to me that was a confirmation.
It took me about 15 minutes to walk into town. When I got to the area by the aforementioned Middle School and the Deli (Convenient Deli) it was bone quiet. Nothing was stirring. No police activity. Convenient is 24 hours, so I went inside and asked the cashier if he had seen or heard anything. He said someone either got hit by a bus or had a heart attack on it. Either way they were airlifted to a hospital. He also gave me the interesting fact that a drug sniffing dog was brought in.
Luckily, I had bumped into my roommate in the deli, who dropped me off back to the dorm. I proceeded to call the bus company but they shut they closed at midnight. I then called the town police. I explained what I heard about the activity and the officer on the end of the line, clearly annoyed and angered said, “We don’t give out that kind of information on the phone.” I didn’t want to deal with an irate officer so I hung up without pressing any further. You can bend my back but not break it.
So now what do I do? I’ve written down my timeline of events and what I know. I have to go to the bus station tomorrow anyway to take a bus home for the weekend and I plan on doing some more snooping.
What more could I have done?