Life Lessons from the Police Blotter: Do Too Much, Might See Dead People

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Hes alive, dont worry.
  • He's alive, don't worry.

Sumtimz wen youf had some tooo much you see stufff that iznt therr.

Ink that koan into the side of this news story, which comes out of Westlake thanks to that community's Patch outfit.

According to police, a household on Clauge Road was rudely awaken in the middle of the night on November 30. The frantic 20-year-old at the door said he'd just seen the dead body of his buddy in a nearby backyard.

When police arrived on the scene they concluded that, yup, this guy's wasted, and booked him on underage consumption and disorderly conduct. They also didn't find a body, at least not a dead one.

The friend was located a couple hours later, alive and kicking. It turns out these two guys were roommates, but one recently booted the other from the premises because of a drug problem. Can you guess which one was the sober adult, and which the drug user?

You read a lot of addiction stories where people hit the floor and have some come-to-Jesus moment, a lightening strike where you know beyond any doubt that it's probably time to hang up the ol' wild ways and get some help. Mistakenly seeing a friend dead in a backyard is probably as good a point as any to get things together. Good luck.

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