The five hovering lights in the sky were not UFOs. I was pretty sure they were helicopters, but that’s unusual too. Even here, near a major airport and some military bases, you don’t usually get five flying apparently together. So I looked at them for a while, idly wondering what would develop.
They hovered slowly closer. The powerful landing lights on one lit up the bedroom from I would guess about three miles away.
From that window I can also see a downhill stretch of freeway. One police car appeared, blue and red lights flashing. Then another. And another and another and another.
I stood up to look, so I could see a bit more of the freeway. By now there were about a dozen cop cars, all with lights flashing, all following each other so close it looked like they were getting in each other’s way. They and the helicopters gradually disappeared around the curve of the freeway, although I could hear the copters droning and droning.
Were they chasing the capo of some ruthless drug gang? Had the President arrived for a sudden visit? Had there been a fifty-car pileup down the road?
The next day I tried to look it up. I found a tiny notice in our most local paper.
A high-speed chase ended in Thursday night Moorpark after starting in Los Angeles, authorities said.
At least one person was arrested in connection with the incident.
TV stations’ reports stated the chase began after the vehicle was reported stolen.
1) The cops really are out of control.
2) No wonder Los Angeles has budget deficits.