Friday, September 21, 2012
PSYCHO SPIDERMAN ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!
Security was out in full force this morning at 7th and Montana in the wake of a mysterious break-in at the 500 block of San Vicente. At approximately 4:00 a.m. this morning, neighborhood residents were awoken by a blood curdling scream and a crash. An intruder -- who by all accounts sounds like a cross between Spiderman and Norman Bates -- scaled-up a three-story apartment complex, entered a third-floor unit through the balcony and scared the hell out of the single woman who lives there. When the woman screamed, the man apparently ran back out the balcony door, clawed his way to the ground, leaving a bloody trail in his wake, and tried breaking into a couple of other units. "He was like a crazed animal," said one witness. Police and helicopters arrived on the scene within minutes. Locals, while shocked, wasted no time speculating about the incident. "Do you think it was one of the Starbucks Loonies?," asked one. "I don't think so," I replied, "It's not Rigolatte's M.O., or that of the Newspaper Thief." The suspect remains at large.