Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Encyclopedia Brown Goes to Town!
Ok, so that was lame. Anyway, DR has been doing some sleuthing of his own on the "Case of the Piss in the Elevator."
We had yet another episode today in one of the other buildings. (Our co-op is a block-long apartment complex consisting of four buildings.)
Using the recordings from the cameras we had installed in our downstairs hallway plus speaking to some of our neighbors, he's deduced a possible suspect (cue "Law and Order" dum DUM! music).
This past weekend, our neighbor down the hall took out the garbage; he did not notice any urine in the elevator. Fifteen minutes later, his wife left to go run errands, and lo and behold the urine was there.
DR went back through the video that had been recorded. He saw our neighbor leave with garbage and return empty-handed. He saw our neighbor's wife leave. And in between he saw...
The newspaper delivery guy.
He saw him again entering and leaving the elevator in the other building just before the woman who reported the urine this morning left.
Who the hell delivers a damn paper and decides to take a piss in an ELEVATOR?!? This is a nice building! It's not some skanky smelly shithole tenement! Since we don't have a camera in the actual elevator, there's no way to finger the guy precisely; we only have proof of him being in the elevator when there also was piss in there. I'm dying to stake it out and see if I can catch him.