I just got back to Neil’s house after a horrible ordeal. Last night at 3 am, I got a phone call from the Chicago police department!
The officer on the phone told me that Neil and Tanner drove into the city to catch a Cubs game, and it turned out a neighborhood festival was going on around the corner. At the festival parade, Tanner bought some crystal (I assume for his mother) from one of the street vendors. The officer said they spent the rest of the day cruising around (probably looking for girls).
Later that night, they decided to stop and have some late-night German food at a place called Berlin so they could sober up before the drive home to Galena. While Tanner was in the bathroom, some yahoo crept into the stall, snuck up behind him, cracked him over his head with a bottle, and stole the crystal!!!
I don’t know how this thief was able to get into the stall without Tanner hearing. I guess he forgot to latch the handle. At any rate, Tanner needed 12 stitches. The thief also stole the keys to Tanner’s PT cruiser, so the boys were stranded and I had to go pick them up.
I’m glad they’re safe, but Neil is still pretty worked up. He’s been up for 36 hours straight, so I’m going to stay the night in Galena to keep an eye on things.
At any rate, please #pray for Tanner’s full recovery, and for Neil to get some sleep!