Hyannis – Patrolwoman Jennifer Ellis checks on the woman who had been sleeping on a grassy area in front of the Main Street post office for what witnesses described as “the better part of the day.”
Yeah, that woman…
The unidentified female made emotional statements which caused first responders to be concerned for her safety… Hyannis Rescue promptly arrived to care for and evaluate her stability.
Public Advisory: According to Town of Barnstable chapter 147 bylaws concerning “Peace and Good Order,” sleeping on public property between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. is strictly prohibited.
Although our snoozing female was not sleeping during prohibited hours, it would not have been out of the ordinary if she were under the influence of some illicit drug or copious amounts of alcohol.
Regardless, anytime someone decides to lie down in public, taking a long nap out in the open, rest assured some concerned citizen will likely call police to check on your well being. To avoid unnecessary hassle, the public is advised to take their naps somewhere other than the downtown area… someplace more discrete than out in front of one of our busiest post offices.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
P.S. Working as a cop many years ago, I approached a prostrate man on the Village Green… a six-pack of empty cans drew my attention to this gravity-challenged individual. “Have you been sleeping here all day,” I inquired. “Not all day,” he replied… “for most of the day I was just looking at the inside of my eyelids.” It was hard to argue with that type of logic; so I lent him a “finski” for cab fare to a quiet beach in West Yarmouth. He was very appreciative for the upgrade… and although I’m still waiting to collect from someone I never saw again, it was still a win-win situation for all involved.
One of the first rules of police work, “Always maintain a clean beat.”
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