I’m so glad my Papa is retired because we get to play all the time except the days he is still catching bad guys and bad women.
Grandma told me a story about the day he was taking his usual nap in his car in the parking lot at his gym which is also the same parking lot of grandma’s favorite store, Marshalls. He wasn’t happy that he was woken up by a man and a woman yelling in the parking lot so he peeked out from under his leopard lined eye mask to witness a struggle between two people. He quickly jumped out of the car to check out the situation and quickly found out that the man was an off-duty police officer and the woman just walked out of Marshalls with a cart filled with stolen items. The man was trying to stop her to no avail until Papa stepped in. Papa told grandma that the lady then fell down but grandma asked “did she fall down near you or the other guy?” Hmm, Grandma knows Papa very well. He admitted the lady fell near him so he tried to hold her until the police arrived, she screamed at him saying she had Aids, Sars and that she was pregnant, (all untrue) it didn’t stop Papa from trying to handcuff her while he sat on her. She tried to bite him but he said some bad words to her, ” if you bite me, I’ll knock your F******* teeth out.” You see, Papa always has his handcuffs on him, just in case he runs into a bad guy or lady and it seems like he always runs into trouble.
The police finally arrived and it took 4 police officers to put her into the police car.
It was determined that she stole over $2500 worth of stuff which is considered Grand Larceny, she was also Wanted for robbery and giving a false name.
Papa only wanted to go to the gym and get his handcuffs back.
That’s why, my Papa is my hero…I am so proud of him.