It’s been a weird couple of days. On Wednesday morning, Hubster called to say that a bullet came through the window of our photography studio. It pierced the glass above the front door and ricocheted around, before landing on the floor. Thankfully, he wasn’t hurt and nothing besides that window sustained any damage. He called me right after dialing 911 and the conversation went something like this:
Hubster: A bullet just came through the window!
Hubster: I called 911.
Hubster: I was sitting on the couch in the front of the studio and heard a gunshot and then a bullet came through the window.
Me: Oh my god! Are you ok?
Me: Where did it come from?
Hubster: I don’t know.
Me: Did you find the bullet?
Hubster: I’m looking.
Me: We watch enough crime shows. Just follow the trajectory.
Hubster: Here it is!
Me: Don’t touch it!
Hubster: Too late.
Me: It could have fingerprints.
Hubster: Well it has mine now. I gotta go. I have to take a picture of this before the police come and take it away.
Me: Ok, but we probably shouldn’t tell my parents so maybe you don’t post it on Facebook.
Hubster posted the picture on a St Louis photographer Facebook board and the next day a fellow photog noticed a story about the attempted robbery of an Asian market just down the street from our studio. The timing (and trajectory, because we know this stuff) was right. This had to explain the bullet.
Hubster noticed a comment on the story basically saying “Good job, Asian lady. We all need to protect ourselves,” which prompted him to comment that she should be concerned about where her bullet went since it obviously missed. Later in the day, a reporter from a local news station called Aaron and wanted to interview him. So that’s how this happened: Hubster was on the news.
A few things I’d like to point out:
1. Apparently the St. Louis news works faster than the police because they have yet to show up or call back.
2. Hubster appearing on the news totally undid my plans to keep this piece of news to ourselves. I had to call my mom and tell her that Hubster would be on the news, because I knew if I didn’t some random friend/coworker/relative would see it and tell her first.
3. While the studio is in an up and coming area, we’ve never felt unsafe and see this as an isolated incident.
4. I had no idea how many people still watched the local news. We instantly received messages from friends saying they were glad Aaron was ok. Those messages continue to come in and I want to send a big virtual hug and THANK YOU to everyone who as taken the time to write us.
So… how has your week been?
P.S. I have a food post ready to go but I felt bad that some poor recipe would be forever linked to this craziness.