Horrible standoff in Maplewood

I love it when my old St. Louis neighborhood makes national news. This time it appears to be a standoff between a gunman and police and it's already resulted in one firefighter dead and two police officers injured. Nice.

When I saw the headline on MSNBC.com, I was thinking it was probably my next door neighbor. The same one who, when he saw some people break into our house while the renters were on vacation, decided that instead of calling the police, he'd grab his gun and enter the house and threaten to blow their fucking heads off.

Fortunately, it's not. It's a good three blocks or so away. Fantastic. This should really help ratchet up the neighborhood's reputation when we finally get our house on the market.