A number of years ago, a prisoner was released from the Lincoln county jail. He proceeded to walk into someones house, steal booze and a loaded 45. He then went and broke into many houses in my Newport neighborhood, shooting out many windows. This idiot cut himself on broken glass, and bled everywhere. This included my downstairs neighbor's apartment. My neighbor came home, found the place ransacked, and called police.
I was at a nearby bar and came home after this, knowing nothing of it. I came home, went into my place, and heard a lot of noise coming from underneath me. I knew my neighbor well enough that I went out to my deck (where we had a stairway connecting both of our decks) and was met by three Newport cops and two sheriffs with all their weapons drawn, screaming at me. For about three seconds, I thought I was done. I prayed that none of these guys had an itchy trigger finger. They took me down, cuffed me, then went and searched my place.
After they secured the area, then started questioning me. Even though I had no weapon, and wasn't cut anywhere, they still treated me as a suspect. My brother is a cop, so I do understand why, they were doing their jobs. When they let my neighbor back in her place, she saw me, and said "Why have you cuffed him?? He's my neighbor, he didn't do this." After questioning her, they let me go.
Strangely, they let me back into my place, even though the guy was still loose. Turns out, he broke into a vacation house next door and the cops sat and waited for him to come out the next morning. I woke up to "GET DOWN, GET DOWN, GET DOWN ON THE GROUND!!!". They arrested him, where by he told them that someone else was in there. Then the swat team showed up and I was forced to leave. They were their for around eight hours, until they got permission to search the place. Nobody was in there.
In the end, this coast is a remote area, and is very dark at night. If he was hiding out in a place, he could have easily move around at night. He could be anywhere by now.
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