So I have no picture to go with this story (even though it would make for an even funnier story) and I hope Joel doesn't mind me poking fun an this embarrassing encounter (sorry Babe!) but it was too good to pass up. Many of you know that Joel has never done anything wrong in his whole life, always the obedient child. Well, the streak has ended! He was arrested yesterday!!
I just talked to him for the first time today-he has been in Korea since Friday on business. So I may get parts of the story wrong but it seems him and another guy were walking through a tunnel that connected 2 buildings on the Air Force base. He has just met this guy since being on this trip and they are getting along pretty well (Dallas I believe his name is). While in the tunnel, Dallas thinks there is something wrong with the security cameras, that they are angeled wrong or something. So the 2 of them study the security cameras for awhile. Dallas decides he is going to report the issue. Upon leaving the tunnel, there are 2 security guards that tell them they have to wait there for some reason. So Joel and Dallas are chatting it up and the next thing they know they are being arrested! Yes, the whole deal-hands handcuffed behind their backs, read their rights, taken out in the cop cars. And yes, they were in uniform! Joel said is was so embarassing, 2 Air Force captains being arrested on the base in broad daylight. So I guess they kept telling "their story" and the Commander over there had to go get them out, and he didn't end up back at the hotel until 7:30pm that evening. Security ended up calling it "human error" and Dallas was pretty mad because he thought he was trying to help. Joel had to contact his boss here in Hawaii and let them know before someone else got the story to her. What an experience in a foreign country!! While he was telling his story, I got a little scared that this was his 1 phone call! Thank God everything turned out alright.
So 2.5 days until the jailbird comes home. So far, no cotastrophies. The kids and I have just been keeping busy and we have had a surprisingly very good week. I hope to still be saying that on Friday.
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