The bag was left in the middle of the sidewalk. I don't see too many people leave bags in the sidewalk. This is a first for me on our block. At first, I was puzzled. I looked for someone to pick it up. Then my mind began to get a bit concerned, albeit moderately.
People were passing and ignoring the bag. A family of four walked right by with little children. I have seen one domestic disturbance at a different address, but the condominium was the sight of a foreclosure and distressed auction sale. Who could have left the bag and why?
For those of us with memories of 1996, we don't really want to relive them on our block. It was lousy enough that someone had a heart attack and died. No chances were taken. A call was made. Within 12 minutes police arrived.
Police cavalierly picked up the bag and opened. Contents: blankets. Investigation closed: lost bag inventoried. Happy ending except for the owner