I wake up one Sunday morning to an email in my inbox from our house contractor/caretaker with a subject line that reads:
Someone crashes through your gate
Yes...our house became famous in a high speed police chase.
It is a very sad story, and our gate is the smallest detail, but nevertheless, it still involved our house.
The whole story is that a man was speeding on the road from Key West northward. A policeman on motorcycle started chasing him. The man, ingesting cocaine, drives down a street, (yes, our street,) to the end and crashes through our gate, down our boat ramp and into the Gulf of Mexico!
He was rescued, taken to a hospital for all the drugs he swallowed, and arrested there.
The car was his ex girlfriend's, mother of his child, and missing since a few days before this incident. Sadly, he led police to her body and is now charged with her murder.
There you go...so sad that this had to happen to this lady...
but at least our gate, and the Gulf of Mexico, stopped him from getting away