Shake Down


I walked out of the office at 9:15 pm tonight to find police cars parked in the middle of 3rd Street, just south of Gold, and officers shaking down various vehicles that had been routed off Central onto Gold. I assume they were simply ticketing the orange car, but the custom chopper had been impounded, as the guy on it worked for a towing companying — he pushed the chopper over to a tow truck and loaded it on the bed. I walked down to Central where the street vendors were hanging out waiting for the crowds. 9:15 was too early for downtown to really be hopping, so I headed back to the car.  A saw woman was crossing the street with two little dogs as I headed to the car. I assumed she was simply out walking the dogs as I don’t believe they allow dogs in bars in Albuquerque.