As I was leaving the grocery store today, I was approached by a reporter for the Channel 2 news.
“I’d like to interview you on the murders in Montreux,” the reporter told me.
I was aware that two elderly people had been found dead in their homes in Montreaux yesterday (read article), but I didn’t know much more than that. Montreux is an upscale neighborhood about two miles East of my neighborhood, where homes values are in the multi-millions.
“I really don’t have an opinion on it.” I told the reporter.
She kept prodding, so I agreed to the interview, thankful I had at least managed a shower and some basic makeup today (which isn’t the norm now-days).
“Do you feel like your neighborhood is safe, knowing there is a killer on the loose?” She asks me.
I responded that I thought the murder was an isolated incident, and still thought that my neighborhood was safe.
But she kept prodding… What will you do, knowing there is a KILLER on the loose?
Well, maybe I’ll double check that the doors are locked tonight, I replied.
I think she was looking for someone to be dramatic, saying they were scared to death, and that they didn’t feel safe anymore, but that’s not the case with me.
I do have to admit, though, when I came home, I was a bit more aware, and made sure to lock the doors once Madelynn and I were inside… I guess you can’t be too careful, right?
So if you live in Reno, look for my dramatic interview on the Channel 2 news at 11 tonight.
Update: Well, they aired the story, taking the slant that area residents are petrified about the killer on the loose. They then took a tiny sound byte from me where I said I was going to lock the doors tonight. Pretty stupid if you ask me, but at least they didn’t use my name with the sound byte.