Friday, July 21, 2006

And All To The Tune of The Sabre Dance

Lancaster, CA

The desert communities north-east of Los Angeles are rife with problems. Years ago a bunch of parolees were dumped in the area, the thinking being that this would get them away from their criminal associates in the city and give them a fresh start in life. It didn't work.

The upside to this, however, is that we now have many more opportunities for comedy.
Kenneth Coley, 39, of Rosamond, and Devin Williams, 26, of Lancaster, allegedly tried to burglarize a house in the 1100 block of East Avenue K just after midnight, Sgt. Greg Minster of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster Station said.

Coley allegedly rang the doorbell several times and kicked in the front door when no one answered, Minster said.

And that's pretty much where things went wrong.

Armed homeowner, inconveniently placed Sheriff's Deputy, getaway driver who leaves the bagman at the scene. It's like a home invasion written by the Coen Brothers. I keep picturing Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy running from the cops.

Whatta ya think? I could turn that into a script.


Rob Gregory Browne said...

This reminds me of a movie -- the name of which I've forgotten (Happy, Texas?) -- about two chain gang guys who escape in the middle of nowhere and wind up in a small town during beauty pagent week. The locals mistake them for gay beauty pagent experts and they go along with it, thinking that small town bank looks mighty inviting...

Very funny movie, by the way.

David Terrenoire said...

Don't listen to anything mr. browne says.

Except that he's right about the movie.

Everything else is suspect.

Chris Everheart said...

Don't know who wrote the article, but that "Minster said" guy sounds really hot.

Stephen, your summary was better-written than the actual news item. Nice work. Laughed out loud. Thanks.

And I agree, this should be a screenplay. You can't go wrong with a runaway getaway driver, a burglar who backs down from a gun-toting homeowner and a cop hanging out at the 7-11. Pure gold!

Elizabeth said...

The burning dramatic question: who gave these guys driver's licenses?