Just before two this morning I woke up to the sound of awkward shuffling on 35th Ave at the corner of Edmunds. Peering out my window, it took me a moment to locate the source. A shadowy figure stood next to an old Toyota station wagon.
The person was standing by an upside down bike which they proceeded to move to the trunk of the car instead of the bike rack on top of the car. After some trouble getting the bike in, it looks like a big hairy dog sitting next to the vehicle was let in. Alright, I thought, that looks all somewhat normal at 2am.
But then the figure moved into or next to the bushes and appeared to be wrestling a stone from the ground. And that's when from the bushes crawled a human, proceeding to the car and climbing in on all fours. They appeared to be in some pain. The driver got into the car and drove off just as a police cruiser slowly passed through the intersection. At 2 in the morning.
So what happened? Was the person in the bushes an injured cyclist with no medical insurance? Was the driver his/her friend? Is the crawling figure okay?