Thursday, January 12, 2006

Safe In Your Own Home?

There was a home invasion in nearby Mount Lebanon last night. This kind of thing just doesn't happen in "Lebo", as we call it in the vernacular. It's a fairly low crime area with a reputably tough suburban police force.

Last night's intrusion, however, occured on the edge of the township, in an older and presumably cheaper section. Naturally, the cheap sections of Mount Lebanon are located within walking distance of my home.

I'd be worried, except that I live almost right across from a police station. It gives one a heightened sense of security, though all of the police cars parked outside give the illusion that something is going on there. Ten years ago the building was an elementary school. Nothing rattles the nerves quite like seeing a little kids' school surrounded by police cars.

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