A slight matter of dog does not bite man

Item: A young scallywag walked down the sidewalk across the street into the almost certain doom of an unleashed dog whose minder smoked a non-chalant cigarette some feet away. Upon seeing the scallywag, the dog erupted into barking and running towards him with a clear motive of murder in its eye. The scallywag, caught in the open, fled across the …

Bicycle chase an unforgettable thrill ride, featuring Oak Street in a cameo role!

Here’s a quick story: Ex-Marine comes out of house, sees that bicycle has been stolen. Ex-Marine hangs out. Thieves wander on by. Ex-Marine gives chance on bicycle. Wait for it, wait for it: “I hurried up and put my dog inside, then jumped on the bike they left, and chased them east across downtown into the woods off Oak Street,” …

All high speed chases lead to Oak Street

There is a great temptation to jazz this stuff up, referring to the local police as gendarmes and the riff-raff as a gang of highly competent international technology smugglers. But, that would just be wrong. When police signaled for the man to stop his vehicle because of a driving violation the driver ignored police lights and instead continued on for …

Peak Oak Street reached with Dukes of Hazard stunt

Here’s where you brush up against the limits of modern objective American journalism. Witnesses guessed a car was traveling 100 miles an hour when it sped south down Oak Street in Mt. Pleasant early Monday morning, the driver attempting to send the car airborne over the road’s dead-end drop-off at High Street. This is something that demands prose that sings, …

Terror at 12 miles per hour

The bones, they are chilled. If you need an explainer, here’s a link. Otherwise, just bathe in the glory that is Oak Street.