Yesterday Lori and I went to an open house and then drove by a house we put an offer on. Turns out we didn't get the house. Some fools definitely overpaid. But we turned the corner, parked, and called our friends to say we were on our way over. We drove half a block when suddenly some girl came screaming out to our car, crying, begging for help. Her shirt was half open and she was screaming that her boyfriend was going to kill her and her girlfriend, and to please help. I told her to get in the car and we drove off. She was in the back seat screaming, trying to explain what was happening. We called 911 and they said to stay put and a cop would come out.
The girl explained her story. Apparently her and her girlfriend shared a boyfriend. (Oh boy...). They dropped him and changed all the locks to the house. He broke in and started punching her girlfriend in the face. They ran to a room and locked themselves in. He was threatening them with a taser. Somehow this girl got out and we happened to be driving by just as this happened.
As we were parked we saw her boyfriend drive by getting the hell out of there. We waited 20 minutes for an officer and no one showed up. We called back asking where the hell the cop was, we still have this girl in our car! Apparently were were on the Berkeley/Oakland border, and they actually asked us to drive one block over to Oakland so they could have the Oakland cops respond!!! We did so and parked and waited another 15 minutes! It was ridiculous. This girl is in our backseat sobbing, worried that her friend is murdered. She tells us her boyfriend has a "new bitch" and he gave this girl's dog and cell phone to his new bitch. She didn;t want the cops to run her name because she has a warrant as well!
We called 911 for the THIRD time (it had been 35 minutes at this point). They told us they were at the house, the other girl had called the cops and they were there. We drove the girl to her house and she got out. Unbelieveable. The whole situation was, to use an over-used term, surreal. just like some movie. But what was most unbelieveable was the HORRIBLE response time of the Oaklad/Berkeley police. What if someone was laying in the street bleeding to death? Absolutely pathetic.
We drove to our friends and had a stiff drink. Just another Oakland story.