Like many other seniors, the wife and I walk every day. We try to get a mile or more, 30 minutes and maintain a brisk pace. I try to be observant, thought I was doing rather well, until last Saturday.
Our neighborhood is a mix, folks of all sorts. For a time the gang graffiti was bad, it’s less noticeable these days.
So. As we rounded the corner off a side street onto the thru street, a small import comes speeding up from behind and the passenger threw a 20oz (full) bottle at us. The car never let off the gas and sped away. Got a good look at the clown that threw the bottle, he stared right back at me. Too busy looking at this young person to get an accurate description of the car, dark gray late model 4 door import, dark tinted rear windows is the best I can do. Fortunately, he missed by a mile, that bottle could have done some damage had it connected.
We continued on, me rather annoyed with myself. As we got down to the end of the block a very similar car approached from the direction the “attackers” had vanished to. The young lady driving kept staring at us…and sped off down the street.
With no license plate and a vague description, I knew it would be a waste of time to file a report.
We change time/route daily. Moving is not an option. What I’ve done now is to ensure we walk against the flow, facing oncoming traffic. This was just a random attack.
We’ve walked the side streets all week and there must be a couple dozen cars that match the description.
Keep your head on a swivel and watch your 6 everyone.