Friday, September 7, 2012

The Henry Hill Complex

There is an ongoing joke about "feeling like Henry Hill" in my neighborhood. The reference is to the 1990 movie about mobster-turned-informant Henry Hill who, towards the end of the film, is followed throughout the day by an FBI helicopter.


Don't get me wrong.  I love the police chopper that arrives instantly on the scene whenever there are suspects at large. Armed robberies, assaults, and unruly gangland funerals have required extra attention and diligence on behalf of the Chicago Police Department recently. Each time I spot the helicopter hovering overhead, I take heart in knowing that Beverly has its own guardian angel keeping watch.  Some people have even taken to calling the pilot "Batman."

So as I sat down to catch up on my People Magazines the other night, I wasn't surprised to hear the chopper flying above my house. What did surprise me was when big, bright police search lights were shone directly into my backyard and driveway.

One would have assumed my first thoughts to be:

Oh, crap!  They are looking for a killer in my yard!

or

Better set the alarm and make sure the doors are locked!

Sadly, no.

Instead, I cursed my husband for not cutting the lawn (severely overgrown) and leaving out a huge open garbage can full of empty beer bottles from our block party a few weeks ago. I really didn't want Batman thinking we were drunken idiots who didn't value good lawn-care.

Anyway, to wrap things up, I guess the Little Caesars Pizza a few blocks away was robbed, but thankfully at least one of the suspects was apprehended.

I just don't understand you felons out there. Little Caesars?? It's one thing to rob my bank, but now you're messing around with my $5 pizza night.

Enough is enough.
  

18 comments:

  1. We have that Harold. He's been chewed by a dog. Whenever I see the chopper I assume he's coming for the guy across the street.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't know you lived across the street from us! Sorry about all the noise.

      Delete
  2. This is hilarious. Really, who robs a pizza place?! Guess they were hoping to get a lot of dough. Haha, get it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bu-dum-dum. This is why I love you, Catie!

      Delete
  3. Ha! This made me laugh out loud. I'm more afraid of being kidnapped and/or murdered when the house is a disaster. Because seriously...who wants to be judged by detectives?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How about it. And don't get me started about my fear of having middle-of-the-night hair should a fire break out. Like anyone needs to see that train wreck?

      Delete
  4. Firstly, Goodfellas. Oh yes. The hubs and I have the Henry Hill helicopter thing, too.

    Secondly, holy crap! I would have freaked right out if the helicopter hovered so closely to my house! Search lights and everything?!

    Thirdly, suuuuurrrrre all those beer bottles were from the "block party"...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you - I couldn't remember the term "search lights" so I added to blog.

      And about the beer bottles...shhhhh. I've got a reputation to uphold. (;

      Delete
  5. I had to laugh at your reaction to hearing the helicopter - that's SO what I would think!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you - I knew I couldn't have been the only one! (:

      Delete
  6. This kind of cracked me up! And it brought back memories, too. I grew up in Anaheim, CA and we used to have police helicopters fly over all the time with the search lights!! And we lived in a GOOD neighborhood!!

    And now I want pizza.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Come to visit! We'll get you the real Chicago pizza, not the $5 crap because Joe's at the firehouse and I'm too lazy to cook.

      Delete
  7. Why on earth were they looking in your yard? Did they think you were harbouring the pizza felons?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It wouldn't have been the first time...

      Delete
  8. We have Border Patrol flying around here. One night they shined the lights right into the window and there I was waving back in my night gown. Good times.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should have invited them in for coffee at that point...what the hell, right?

      Delete
  9. Hopping over for a peek, I figured if the helicopters were hovering over here there must be something interesting going on??? BOY oh boy was I right!!!
    Love your blog I am now stalking... er .. um I mean following?... um how about newest friend?? I had to be careful here you have police helicopters in your back yard and I am still on secret double probation for not properly removing Captcha LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome, Janice! I LOVE new followers! Thank you for my making my day, and I'll be sure to let the police helicopters know you're with me.

      Delete