Here's the scene early this morning outside BourbonBird's 21st birthday party at Three Wise Monkeys on George Street. I told her I'd join them for a drink but it was a struggle all night long. Finally at 1am I got there only to find outside the venue was a crime scene ! The joint was gridlocked with traffic, a huge queue and the entrance taped off by the cops. Apparently someone had been glassed. A television crew were there so I guess there will be some press confirming this. (images enlarge)
Across the road is the Hungry Jacks which figured in the current issue of Investigate. For those who haven't read my story it involved a kid stabbed 10 times, after Hungry Jack's security refused shelter for the kid. Talk about a wild precinct.
An hour before this I ran over a cat in Woolloomoloo. It darted from the shadows, a blur in front of the cab. Before I could reach the brakes I felt a slight bump and heard the sound of scraping claws on the bitumen. At the time I had an old woman in the back rabbiting on about something or other. All I could do was brake and check my rear view mirror but there was nothing there. Unbelievably, the cat had kept going !? It all happened in a micro second. So I drove on and the passenger droned on, unawares.
Right at the end of the shift two fellas jumped in at Broadway. I knew immediately one had been fighting as his face was all puffed up. Whilst in the back of another cab, a mate had snapped and punched him in the head, six times. As they'd been mates for 10 years my passenger, the victim, had refused to retaliate. As real mates often do. Blokes, sheeesh....