Guess I'll Buy Myself a Gun

RECEIVED Wed., June 16, 2004

Dear Editor,
   "What do you want me to do, go over there and get my ass kicked?" seems to be the motto of APD ["A Gay-Bashing in the East Sixth 'Dead Zone,'" News, June 11].
   I live in South Austin and requested assistance because a man was trying to climb over my fence. Luckily, my dog scared him away. I reported him, and I was told that an officer would be sent to my home. Nobody ever showed up.
   I called again, and was again told that someone would come out to my house. Again, nobody showed up.
   APD isn't going to protect me, nor my home. Guess I'll buy myself a gun.
Kealapono Young
   [Editor's note: APD spokesman Kevin Buchman says in the article that Culverhouse's friends may have confused a security guard for a police officer and that "We have nothing, no indication, that any [APD officer] was there."]
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