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Monday, April 17, 2006

A Not So Restful Sunday on Florida

A resident (bi-polar) of a Florida Avenue group house added a bit of color yesterday when she yelled pretty continuously (for around 12 straight hours) about the resurrection & her mother. Around 8, or 9 a mystery individual called the police who arrived to collect the normally sedate & friendly screamer.

7 comments:

Klav said...

Wow. How does one get the police to "collect" a screamer? She had no amplifier, correct?

inked said...

No amplifier, but she had some pretty good volume going on her own. I'm personally shocked that she's a smoker. I think it may help if the screaming is part of a psychotic episode (which thankfully only involved yelling & sobbing).

Anonymous said...

I heard what sounded like 5-6 gunshots about 1:45am Sat night/Sun morning around the 13-1400 block of Montello. Anyone have any info on what happened? Saw flashing lights a few minutes later, but no other noise.

Anonymous said...

whoops, I meant the 13-1400 block of Staples!

Klav said...

So even without an amplifier, the screamer was disruptive, correct? (Sorry for hogging your blog, inked, but I'll take every opportunity to advance our neighborhood's cause.)

Perhaps the Florida Ave. episode can offer insight into what the residents in and around the 700 block of 8th Street NE deal with every Saturday. Not only do we deal with hours and hours of speech blaring from an amplifier, but also passersby screaming back at the amplified fellows. This past Saturday was no exception. For photos and a rundown, check out
http://questforquiet.blogspot.com

The city council must fix a loophole in the D.C. noise law.

Anonymous said...

When and where did this happen? Usually the loud people are in front of Black's Market in the early am.

inked said...

The woman was walking on Florida part of the day & then she was (out I think on the balcony) back home at the apartment building owner by Rachel's Women's Center. It went on all day.