So my wife and I were driving through the downtown eastside. We were going Southbound on Gore and crossing Hastings (one block away from Main/Hastings).
I was in my car... a lil Geo Metro. We were stopped at the light. This really old haggled short first nation woman was on the corner. She looks over at us... gives us this sneer and starts walking towards the car. We try to ignore her and she comes up to the car... goes to the front. And just stands there.
I'm a bit freaked out. There are a lot of strange people all around us. The light goes green and she stays in front of the car... back turned to us. Suddenly another short greasy fat person (not sure of the sex) comes over and jumps on my hood... sort of sitting on it.
I honk and my wifes yelling... and I start to worry about what the heck is going on. It's only been about 10 seconds but it seemed to go slowly. So what did I do? I did what I thought would be best... I started to drive!
So the thing on my hood leans back on the hood, and we coast through the intersection away from her friend and the people on the side of the streets. Now Im going to the other end of the intersection and I start to worry about the safety of this person on the hood of my car.... so... I decide to remove the creature from my car... by braking. So I put on some brakes and it sits up and slides off the front. Unfortunately due to the probable level of alcohol or other toxins in this persons body, mixed with trying to stand going 20km or so an hour. It misses the stand and does a barrel roll. I start to panic. There are a whole bunch of people around the car... yelling and coming after me. So I gun it around the recently removed hood ornament and leave the scene.
I called the Police... it's hard to explain to the woman the situation... some person jumped on my car and I think I either foiled an attempting car jacking or I just participated in a horrible hit and run on a pedestrian... Anyways I made the report and although shook up had a bit of a laugh about it. There were a lot of cars around and imaing seeing a lil geo with a full size hood ornament coasting through 6 lanes of traffic.
Crazy... yes. I think I'll avoid that area for a while.
Sort of made me think about black hawk down... because those street people were coming out of everywhere.