The Washington Post's Metro section reports on a bizarre incident that occurred around the corner from our offices yesterday at lunchtime. A man double parks his gray Jeep Cherokee in front of an office building on 15th and K Street and runs inside. He's completely naked. Writes Post staffer Petula Dvorak, "The man told Crouch [a lobby security guard] that he was 'handicapped,' asked him for 50 cents to make a phone call and then spoke incoherently, mumbling something about his father..."
He then jumps onto an elevator, eventually emerging on the eighth floor. A few moments later a fire alarm goes off, people are descending the stairwells, and he's bumping into them, saying "Excuse me." He enters an office and shatters a window using a chair. He then leaps to his death.
No notes (he was, after all, naked). No standoff snarling traffic. In a building where I used to work ten years ago. Two days before Thanksgiving.
Naturally, as Dvorak reports, DC parking police ticketed his car.
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