I saw one of our newspaper delivery trucks pull up. A little early, but it happens from time to time. I saw him shuffling around in some paperwork to retrieve our weekly invoice. He gathered the invoice, along with our delivery for today, then came to the door. He was in a bit of a rush so he flung open the outside door and attempted to do the same with the inside. Due to the tempuature dropping, the closing mechanism made it a bit hard to open the door. He didn't quite get it open enough and wound up slamming straight into the edge of the door. He stepped back dazed for a second holding with hand to his face. He then tried to rip the door. As he did, I heard a loud crack. The two bolts holding the arm of the closing mechanism to the door frame gave way breaking free of the frame. He looked up for a second and said
"Fuck... Sorry, didn't mean to do that," he said bringing his hand to his head.
"No worries, it can be fixed. Are you ok?" I inquired.
"Yeah, whenever this room stops spinning."
"You sure you're all right?"
"Yeah, just give me a second."
After he said that, another guy came into the store. I can tell just by the way he was walking, he had a bit too much to drink. He went over to our water door, grabbed a bottle and came up front. I rang him up, and he went on his way. The paper guy was finally righted and I wrote out his check for the delivery when I glanced outside and saw the guy who bought the water somewhat huddled in the corner. I didn't question it at all due to the fact that smokers, like myself, would do the same thing on a windy day. A few seconds after I finished the check, a guy came in saying,
"Yeah, you know there's a guy pissing on your front window?"
I shot my head up and looked out the window and the guy still standing there. No sooner did I step outside, I was greeting with the acrid scent of urine. The guy just started to walk away.
"What the fuck is wrong with you!? At least take that shit to the alley dammit!"
"I didn't do anything. You can't prove it was me!"
"The fuck I can't. You were standing in the corner for a few minutes and that piss looks fresh."
"You still can't prove it!"
"So I guess you didn't notice that camera right in the other corner of that window, huh?"
He got a scared look in his eyes, dropped the water, then ran to a nearby car where he jumped in the passanger side. I took note of the make of the black car and the plate number. The plate number was easy, and not hard to forget since it was a "DL-" plate. I went inside and called police, and they showed up pretty quick. I told them the situation and told them where chances were the guy was heading. They went to check it out and came back two minutes later. They showed a guy to me, the driver of the black car. I just shook my head.
"That's not the guy you want. The guy you pissed in the window was in a yellow shirt."
They drove off to drop the guy back off at the car and came back another couple of minutes later. Finally, they got the right guy. I signed the ticket they were going to give him, and went back to doing what I had to do.