EDITOR’S NOTE: Normally, this kind of story doesn’t really have to rely on commentary from those of us at Culture of Spirits, and instead would have been filtered over to the RECENT HEADLINES section. However, the extraordinary serendipity exhibited here warranted an actual post, since this is close to being one of those “dumb criminal” stories; I say so, specifically, due to the vivid illustration we’re given of the obvious dangers of drinking while under the influence. Like the chemist drowning in a huge vat of his own toxic concoction, or Batman suffocating under a mountain of guano, in this story, synchronicity strikes, perhaps a bit harder than usual.
As reported by Tacoma, Washington’s News Tribune, “a suspected drunken man trying to get more alcohol crashed his car into an Edgewood liquor store Tuesday, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said. The 52-year-old man pulled into the state-run liquor store about 11 a.m. and, unable to stop, crashed the car through the front of the store, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.”
Thankfully, no one was hurt in the accident, as all the store’s employees on-duty saw the driver as he approached and were able to move to safety. “He blew well over the legal limit and was arrested for driving under the influence,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer, pointing out that “He was obviously going there to get more alcohol.”
After this incident, our protagonist (if we must call him such) may find himself hitching rides to the liquor store from now on.