Today was definitely not boring. I had the pleasure of reporting four idiots and watching them be ticketed.
About two weeks ago our mountain side burned down due to idiots target practicing on DWR land- a fire I documented and had the privilege of one of my pictures being featured on the front page of the local newspaper. Today I heard some gun shots and noticed that the shooters were not in the burnt area so I decided to take a closer look with my telescope- what I saw disturbed me.
Two men were shooting high power rifles and drinking. I called dispatch and proceeded to record with my phone through the scope the morons shooting out of the back of their truck into the unburnt grass- pretty much in the same area the fire started. Only that the only way it could burn now was directly towards all the homes and me.
First on the scene was Highway Patrol on his motorcycle, then one county sheriff and then another. I really enjoyed watching them be handed tickets and being escorted off the property.
That alone made my day, but there was more. A few hours later- right after I had told my husband the story- we noticed two vehicles pull into the DWR property. At least these guys had the brains to practice in the burnt area, or so we thought- until we saw them pull out a microwave and high powered gun. Guess who I called?
This time DWR was going out and asked us to keep in touch if anything happened as they were coming from a distance- about the time he got to my house – the microwave blew up! They had put a binary explosive target in it! That poor officer had to stay up there for the longest time while they picked up every piece of that unit, but he did have plenty of time to write up their tickets.