We were passing the time last night watching the local TV news (yes, we know.....) as KPHO Channel 5 anchor Catherine Anaya breathlessly read the following story:
"Phoenix police say they had to shoot a dog and a man. Officers heard there was a fight near 27th Avenue and McDowell. Late last night, a pit bull went after one of the officers, and it was shot and killed.
"Later, a man rammed a patrol car with his truck, so they shot him. He died a short time later."
Trying to put two and two together, we figured that, somehow the earlier fight, deceased pit bull and inexplicable patrol car-ramming incident were connected.
"Tonight, investigators don't think he [the dead man] had anything to do with the fight," Ms. Anaya said.
And what about the flippin' pit bull?
End of "story."
Talk about telling it like is wasn't.
Segue to a bit about a Glendale fellow charged with murder after a wrapped-up body he was pushing in a grocery cart tumbled to the ground.
Now, that one made sense.