Have you heard of the Flathead Beacon? I hadn’t until last week when I was introduced to the news service via another blog. As a result, I am now following it’s Police Blotter (Flathead County Sheriff’s and Kalispell Police Reports).
Funnily enough, it has nothing to do with research for my mystery novels, and everything to do with having a good laugh. The Police Blotter (which covers Northwest Montana) is written by staff writer Andy Viano. He has a knack for delivering the reports with a twist of humour. Mind you, he has great material to work with (you couldn’t make this stuff up).
Here’s an example:
12:35 a.m. Police were alerted to an “aggressively loud” disturbance that included a man yelling, “I’m going to kill you all.” When contacted, the man and woman playing Dungeons and Dragons apologized and said they would keep it down in the future.from Flathead Beacon Police Blotter
1:29 a.m. A man in the background of a bizarre 911 call kept shouting “I look like an alien” and laughing.
8:26 a.m. Someone wanted their neighbor to stop screaming.
5:22 p.m. “Big dudes with tats” were fighting in the street.
7:32 p.m. A passer-by was spooked after a man gave them a strange look.
10:39 p.m. A caller was suspicious of the man walking around the neighborhood with a flashlight on.
10:45 p.m. The person called back to report the man was just looking for his dog.
10:46 p.m. The man found his dog.
I hope you got a laugh from this as well.
Do you have a site you follow because you know it will make you a smile?