I never thought I would end up in the back of a cop car, but that happened a few days ago. Thankfully, it wasn’t because I did something wrong, but more so because I witnessed something and they wanted to take my statement down at the station. And of course this all happened while I was trying to get down to a concert.
The thoughts running through my head? My mom is going to lose her mind. My dad is going to freak. But I’m doing a good thing, right? I was internally freaking out because I didn’t know what to expect. Definitely don’t want to ever be in one of those again. It’s very scary and intimidating, even when you’ve done nothing wrong. The police were extremely kind and the detectives were the same way. Very thorough, understanding, and professional throughout the whole process.
I called my mom shortly after considering she thought I was making my way to the concert. As soon as she heard my tone of voice, she knew right away that something was up.
“Is everything ok?”
“Yeah I just had to give a witness statement at a police station because I saw some stuff”
And in typical mom fashion she responded…”WHAT HAPPENED? WHERE ARE YOU? ARE YOU HURT?”. She was worried, but she calmed right down when she knew I was good.
Fortunately, I ended up making it to the concert. I was lucky enough to see one of my favourite bands, but I’ll probably make a separate post about it.
The reason why I decided to post about this experience is because for a brief moment while everything was unfolding, I thought about walking away because I was scared and didn’t want to get involved. In that moment I was actually upset at myself, how could I allow myself to be a bystander and not talk to the police when I saw some of the events that happened? The moral of the story is that even though you’re scared or afraid, you should try your best to do the right and moral thing in any situation. It’s possible that my statement will help someone, and that realization gave me the courage to come forward and speak up.
Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!