Thursday, November 24, 2005

Naked Came The Stranger

Tragedy would be unbearable sometimes without absurdity:

A naked man darted from a sport-utility vehicle into a downtown Washington office building at lunchtime yesterday and then jumped to his death from the eighth floor, officials said.

The man double-parked in the 1000 block of 15th Street NW about noon, bolted from his still-running gray Jeep Cherokee, dashed past a crowd on the street and ran into the lobby of an office building, witnesses said.


Before it became apparent what was taking place, the city's parking enforcers reacted to the abandoned SUV, which had leather seats, Maryland plates and no sign of clothing inside. They slapped a ticket on the windshield.

What a delightful insight into the workings of the bureaucratic mind in the world's greatest bureaucratic city. They'll probably still expect his estate to pay it, too.

Source: Washington Post

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