“So long as you use a knife, there’s some love left.” ― Norman Mailer,
R E A L L I F E D R A M A – F O U R A. M.
Early this Thursday morning around 3:48 a.m. I had just met my nightly bladder obligation and laid down on the bed ready to resume my sleep when the fire alarm sounded two minutes later.
The thought of being homeless was enough reason for me to put on my clothes, dial 9 1 1 and report the incident. At the time I reported that: the alarm had sounded, there was no sign of smoke and told the operator I would direct the firemen to the proper doorway.
As I walked up the flight of stairs to get to the front door of the building I noticed a male sitting on the front steps. I thought he was sitting there to direct the firemen but upon closer inspection noticed that he was bleeding profusely from a stab wound to his upper left arm area.
I perched myself beside him and noticed that he had placed a compress on the wound and he told me he was okay but that he needed immediate medical assistance
I ensured he was alright, told him to remain seated on the step as I saw the fire trucks approaching the area. I ran to the truck and asked them to request an ambulance to the scene as a lone male victim had been stabbed and was bleeding profusely all over the front steps and sidewalk.
The victim told me his attacker had kicked in the front door to his residence I once again ran to the fire truck and asked them to call the police.
The E.M.T. ambulance arrived almost immediately and began treating the man and when the police cruisers arrived they wanted to chat with the person who had placed the 9-1-1 call. In this case that person was me.
I gave my particulars to the police officers.
The one thing I noticed. I talked so much to fire/police/EMT members that I ended up with a case of laryngitis.
Now I know why television detective “Kojak” was always sucking on lollipops. 🙂
Early today a police officer was taking statements from all the residents in the building asking what they saw, heard or observed regarding the incident.
The victim I was told is in stable condition. – gc