The other morning about 3:00, several car loads of cops descended on the house next door to me. Flashing light bars, floodlights, the whole deal. My neighbor, I hasten to add, was totally innocent of any wrongdoing. His pickup had been stolen from his driveway and used as a battering ram on a local convenience store. The cops were making sure he wasn't part of the gang who did the deed. At the same time his pickup was stolen, a van was stolen from a driveway across town. The gang members used the van to haul away the ATM they took from the convenience store after battering down the wall. The Houston cops later found the van and the emptied ATM. The battering and taking of the ATM are all on video, but the gang all wore masks, so finding them is unlikely. It created some excitement for the neighborhood, but we're once more quiet again.
This has been your Alvin Crime Report.