It's been so busy around here I've forgotten to update everyone on the fun.
Wednesday night at 9:30, I heard shouting outside. I thought I heard my male neighbor's voice and some others and was worried that he was confronting the 'Apartment' gang about stealing his aluminum cans again.
Didn't go out but watched on the security monitors and saw several males coming from the Apartments and two of them (the one I call the Drug Dealer and the other, Fat Albert) attacking each other. Actually it was the Drug guy attacking Fat, but Fat was getting in many more hits since he's twice Drug's height and 3 times his heavy.
So they engage, Fat walks off (he had an entourage of 3 other guys with him) and Drug follows. Again wham, bam, sock, thud. Again Drug getting beat to a pulp. Finally he gave up, stood under my phone pole near my driveway and watched the rest of the crew go towards the business district (lots of stores and stuff since it's our 'main' street).
Finally Drug goes back to the Apartments, probably in considerable hurt and I haven't seen him since. He usually walks up and down several times a day 'selling' his wares.
So yesterday (the day after the big fight) I manage to catch our Apartment Drunk gal in a talkative mood and she tells me ALL. Seems that Fat Albert has been bringing home strays to take showers, spend time drinking, smoking weed, etc. and usually staying the night in his 2 bedroom digs at the Apartments. He shares those with Drug guy. So it seems that one of the strays was a woman (sometimes 2) and Drug is accusing HER of stealing mega bucks from him so he can't pay his rent.
Then of course the accusations and the fights. I have the feeling this is just the beginning of escalating trouble there. Crossing fingers we don't have guns or knives involved although my friendly Drunk lady says she always carries a knife and HAS a .22 pistol. This is scary since she is ALWAYS drunk and high on other stuff.
So in our chat, Drunk lady tells me all about her 'boyfriend' who is 22 now (she is 60 and in awesome shape despite the drinking). Actually I got TMI from her about their bedtime activities. She definitely was high on something. Nobody tells that much info. Geez. She even told me that her boyfriend sells weed 'up in the trap'. I now know a new word. 'Trap' refers to a neighborhood in our area that is always having drive by killings and fights and other nasty stuff. Bad area, but HE goes there to sell his weed. Ugh.
AND Drunk lady admitted she drove his car without a license a few weeks ago and hit 3 parked cars. Hit and run and they never caught her! She almost told me WHERE she did this but caught herself. I remember the news report about that one. Ohhhhhh! Now I know where the body damage on his car came fron!
So now I wait and watch and hope I don't hear any fights or find puddles of blood on the sidewalk.
Still having fun in Sorta's Neighborhood.