As you know, at the end of last week I was battling a stomach bug or something that had me under the weather.
By Friday night I was feeling better and on Saturday I was hoping to hit the golf course. When I woke up Saturday morning it was raining, so I figured I would take a day trip to Orlando and stop by my favorite store IKEA.
I got down to O-Town around noon and headed into the store. As I was just getting in the store, some guy flies past me like he was in a big hurry. I didn't think it was the sale on table lamps that he was headed to.
Just after that, cops with guns drawn start swarming the store and everyone is ordered to evacuate the building. I hadn't even got a chance to order the Swedish meatballs, before I'm being told to leave the store.
It seems that the cops were looking for Mr. Hurry Guy that I met when I walked into the store. It seems Mr. Hurry had pulled a gun on some guy in a road rage incident.
40 cops or more started searching the store and Mr. Hurry and another guy were brought out in cuffs.
While police searched the store, I had to sit outside for almost 2 hours while they went through the entire building.
The Orlando news media also showed up. I took this picture of an WFTV Reporter that seems to be so excited to be on the story.
My quiet day, was anything but.
The good news?
When they opened the store back up, I was first in and was first in line for the meatballs.
So, every cloud does have a silver lining.....