Night Spies | Night Spies | Chicago Reader

Night Spies 

We are at the Shell station (at Addison and Halsted).

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

A friend and I went to the Cubs game and we parked here. After the game we went to the bars, so we'd been drinkin' like ten hours when we got back to the car at around midnight. The entrance was blocked with a chain, so I tried to drive over the curb, but it's about four feet high. I got stuck, and the car was now like a teeter-totter. I stumbled into the police station across the street and asked the cop at the desk if he would help us push it. He came over with a two-by-four, which he wedged under the car. As we were doing this, three guys leaving the Manhole dressed in leather pants and leather vests came walking by and said, "Do you boys need some help?" We say yeah, so they got behind the car. Now I had the cop, my friend, and three leather queens trying to help. I glanced in the rearview mirror, and it literally looked like the Village People were trying to lift my car over the curb. They finally got it free, my friend hopped in, we thanked everyone and drove away. The cop was sitting there smiling with his three new friends. We had a good lesson in the meaning of community service.

--Jim Bokowski, trader

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Stephen Gruhn

  • Night Spies

    This week at: Jake's Pub
    • Dec 30, 2004
  • Night Spies

    This week at: The Edgewater Lounge
    • Dec 23, 2004
  • Night Spies

    This Week at: Laschet's Inn
    • Dec 16, 2004
  • More »

More by Richard Knight Jr.

  • The R-Rated Momoir

    An Annoyance alum gives the genre a raunchy tweak.
    • Sep 28, 2006
  • Oral (and Anal) History

    Owen Keehnen's been writing "beat-off stories" for two decades, but his latest project is letting gay porn stars tell theirs.
    • Jun 1, 2006
  • Aloha, Pigface

    How James Teitelbaum grew a tiki cottage industry on Martin Atkins's dime.
    • Apr 14, 2005
  • More »

Tabbed Event Search

Popular Stories