Washington, DC

At the end of March we got tons of reports that a crazy siren blasted around U Street/14th Street that sounded just like the one from the movie The Purge.

Well, funny thing about that – it was from the movie The Purge!! Thanks to all who forwarded on the report from Dcist:

“The authenticity of the footage was confirmed by American Medical Response, the private ambulance company contracted by the city to assist with 911 calls.

The company went on to say, “Once the video was posted, AMR management received two resignations before an investigation could be conducted.”

If I could find the right emoji I’d insert it here. Oh well this’ll have to do for me:

“But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger.”
― Arthur C. Clarke


“Day 15….”

Amazing!! Thanks to Sean for sending from Petworth:

“Day 15…. There are 2 random chickens in our front yard… in DC…”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


Thanks to all who messaged us about this slightly unsettling scene last night:

Apparently it was just a siren that was malfunctioning from a firetruck. Good thing we bought all that toilet paper.


A reader reports 12:45pm: “Someone on the tracks of the red line between Judy square and union station. He’s walking.
Just shut down third rail power. The train stopped for a minute or so when he got on the rail, and the conductor starting shouting through the PA system to get off the rail. Before that they had the lights on in the tunnel and were following him at a walking pace as he walked along the rail. I didn’t see him on the platform, and he disappeared like 100 yards before getting to union station. It turns out he got out on the platform and went up and out onto Mass ave.


via MPD

From MPD:

“Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Roman Arms Micro Draco 7.62 caliber semiautomatic rifle, a Glock 17 9mm caliber handgun, and a Smith & Wesson M&P .380 caliber handgun (all pictured above) were recovered in the 2400 block of 14th Street, Northwest. CCN: 20-035-548″

14th and Belmont Street, NW during a previous incident

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to pass along an alarming article published by the Washington Post two days ago which outlines an FBI raid that was performed at our apartment building Capitol View on 14th a couple of weeks ago. A man who is allegedly part of the extremely infamous Triad Chinese organized crime gang apparently abducted someone and held them against their will at our apartment building until the FBI figured it out, and surrounded and raided the premises. We saw FBI agents with bullet proof vests on as we arrived at our building that day, but did not get any details as to what was going on.

If you read the article, it is really unbelievable. There were Uzi’s and really hardcore drugs found in his apartment. Read More


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