At about 5:30 p.m. this evening I walked south bound on the Coventry Road sidewalk in front of City Buddha and two young teenage boys walked by me headed north. The shorter of the two stopped and pulled what looked like a pistol handle from his pocket and said, "wana see my 45?" The taller boy laughed.
I said "oh yea," thought it was a joke, and walked on. About 45 minutes later when I got home I looked on the Web for a pix of a 45 caliber pistol. What I saw looked like what he showed me. I call the Cleveland Heights Police and gave them a description of the boys. They were black. The kid who pulled the pistol handle from his pocket had short hair, wore a red and white shirt and blue pants.
I should have walked into City Buddha just after it happened and asked to use their telephone and called the police. I suppose they were headed for North Coventry.
The inclination in such a situation is to want things to be "normal." Well, they just might not be "normal." If you are going to be in Coventry, or North Coventry or anywhere else for that matter, keep your eyes open and a fast acting brain.