Officer M. Hopkins
On January 19, 2015, at approximately 11:38 AM, I proceeded to eat my lunch — chicken stew. While scanning out the window near my desk, I noticed an unidentified male running back and forth in a zig zag pattern with two of his fingers stuffed up his nose. The unidentified man’s other hand was clasped over his mouth. I went outside to investigate.
The unidentified man approached me. He quietly said, “There’s a bee in my head.” His two fingers remained firmly in place. While alternately clasping and unclasping his mouth to breathe and talk — the unidentified man whispered, “If I find the bee a special flower, it’s going to take me to outer space.” The unidentified man then leaned in closer and asked if I could hear the bee singing:
‘CAUSE I GONNA MAKE YOU SEE
THERE’S NOBODY ELSE HERE
NO ONE LIKE ME
I’M SPECIAL SO SPECIAL
I GOTTA HAVE SOME OF YOUR ATTENTION GIVE IT TO ME (The Pretenders, Brass in Pocket)
The unidentified man then sneezed and coughed dramatically. He yelled, “Where’d it go? Did you see where it went? I have to find that flower — and then the bee will find me and up and away we’ll go!”
The unidentified man proceeded to walk away. He stated, “Hope you watch the news tonight— You’re gonna see me on a spaceship saving the world! Yeehaw!” I went back inside the station to finish my chicken stew.
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into even size pieces
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 medium size potatoes, peeled, cut into large pieces
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
2 cups marinara sauce
1 1/2 cups water
2 whole raw boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup frozen peas
Heat oil in large pot. Add onion, carrots, garlic and potatoes. Stir in garlic powder and onion powder. Heat for 5 minutes. Add marinara sauce and water. Stir in raw chicken and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Cover pot, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove lid and add heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add frozen peas. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened.