"Yes, officer, here."
"Okay, I'm going to have my partner run this. Do you have any weapons on you today, sir?"
"Let me just check, can you turn around and put your hands on the car? ... Okay. You are a long way from home, sir, what are you doing here? Okay, you can turn around now."
"Oh, I'm meeting some old friends, some restaurant on South Main. I used to live in this town."
"That new place on South Main? That's two or three miles from here. Why are you standing next to your car on this particular spot?"
"I'm looking at that house over there."
"That one across the street?"
"Do you know the people that live there?"
"Did. Not any more, that was a long time ago."
"This is a bad neighborhood now, lots of drug traffic. It's not the place to be standing around sightseeing. Your license checks out, mind if my partner takes a look in your car?"
"Knock yourself out."
"It's a yes or no question, sir."
"Officer, you are welcome to search my car."
"Okay. Why are you looking at this particular house?"
"A crime was committed here once. Right at that side door. It was an assault, a stabbing."
"Really? This was a nice place long ago. That's kind of surprising."
"It was a surprise to all of us."
"Did you witness it?"
"Yeah. I was the victim."
"What was the motivation."
"They didn't like me anymore I guess."
"You knew the person?"
"Where'd they get you?"
"Chest. It was a chest wound."
"Really? Okay, your car is clean. You were lucky to survive something like that."
"It was touch and go for a while."
"Did they catch the person?"
"Yeah, but never convicted."
"Darn. So the paramedics must have arrived quickly?"
"No. I drove home. Bled all over the car seat."
"Have you been drinking tonight, sir?"
"No. Do you want to give me a field sobriety check?"
"Not really. I don't think you've been drinking. I think you wanted your head clear for this visit."
"I should be though. I should have went and had a drink, instead of stopping here."
"So, did seeing this place again help you resolve anything?"
"It didn't have the effect I was expecting."
"Sorry. Okay, this is no neighborhood to be standing around. You should be on your way."
"Okay, I'm going. Thank you, officer, for talking to me. Hardly anyone wants to talk about these things anymore."