I arrived in Terre Haute, Indiana last night and with the storm aptly named Ajax rolling in, I've been stuck here since. When I pulled up, I noticed there was a Sheriff's Deputy car parked out front idling. I figured maybe he was checking in. I was wrong. Incredibly wrong.
As I walked into the lobby, I immediately walked into a potential shootout. The deputy, a tall thin black man, was being berated by a short and ornery older Asian dude. This guy was slamming his hand on the counter, yelling "I live here 31 years, I am American!" and the officer stood there, taking it. Repeating his sentiment, I stood behind the little ninja just in case things got out of hand, I could leap in to pin this guy down.
After a few minutes of storming around, he sat down and the officer confirmed the guy's address for the hotel clerk named Thomas - a very patient guy by the looks of it. Once they entered his info and booked his room, the officer radioed back to dispatch a code and walked out. The Asian guy followed him out.
That's when Thomas asked "Uh, how can I help you?" and I said "I'm just looking to get a room..." He apologized and quoted a price. I asked him what had happened and he said the Asian guy was involved in a domestic dispute and his wife threw him out. The officer was kind enough to drop him off at the hotel so he didn't freeze his ass off outside.
Right after explaining that, we see the Asian guy following the cop car on foot, yelling "TAKE ME TO JAIL YOU SON OF A BITCH!"
We died laughing because this guy was really trying to get arrested. But, I had to comment that we don't know what happened. The guy could have walked in on his wife getting dry humped by the mailman. Who knows?
I got my room key, and looked around outside before heading to my room. I couldn't find the little guy so I assume he might have been arrested.
I'll never know.