Subject: Drug dealing brings drug users... to my parking pad
I came home this evening to a strange car in my parking pad--a BMW with Washington tags. For the record, I live at the east end of Crispus Attucks Park. Although you can't tell from the photo, it was beaten up pretty badly. As I pulled up alongside it (I couldn't initially tell if there was anyone in there), I realized there was a man and a woman inside. The man immediately waved, started the car, and began pulling away. The woman looked like she was either high out of her mind or just exhausted, and had a lighter in her hands. She was covering something else up but I couldn't see what it was.
In any case, I immediately called 9-11 and gave them the description of the vehicle and the license plate number. I suspect they recently bought drugs and needed a place to get high. So I again want to reiterate that if you see something suspicious, call 9-11. I'm usually home pretty late, and I've definitely noticed a lot of cars languishing on the 2000 block of North Capitol on the occasion I'm here during the day.
Just remember that drug dealers bring a lot of other problems and dangers--everything from trespassing to litter. As such, their activity needs to be reported.
Austin L. Pearl