Saturday, March 21, 2009
Old Timer Story
I like stories from the old timers. Especially about the times that law enforcement was a total different animal than it is today. One old timer told me a story of a rural east Texas city Marshall who would sometimes meet them at a 24-hour coffee shop. One night the Marshall goes to the restroom. A few minutes later everyone else hears a gunshot! Now, imagine you're drinking coffee at 4am and a gunshot goes off in the restroom. Everyone rushes into the restroom to find the Marshall in a "high noon" stance with his pistol out and the mirror shattered! Apparently he was "quick drawing" in the mirror and shot it. The bullet went through the mirror, the wall into the women's restroom which was occupied at the time. Needless to say the woman had the hell scared out of her. He never lived that one down.