So tonight me and my friend decided to hit up this ancient textile factory that had 3 buildings. It was legit, I was able to park my car nearby in a seemingly unnoticeable spot. We head up the fire escape, pound in one of the plywood covered windows and crawl inside. It was heaven. 4 floors of blank white walls at our disposal. We bring our paint up and I start out lining my piece when I hear something outside the window. I put my can down and take a look. Sure enough its a cop car. Fuck. I start yelling and shit is starting to hit the fan, I grab my bag and we head down, leaving 16 cans in the open warehouse. We head down to the first floor when my buddy peaks out the window to see if I was just getting a ticket when he says a second cop car is there. Shit. We find the closest window on the opposite side of the building, prop it open and jump. It was a good 12-15 foot jump, really got me going. My friend jumped the barbed wire fence and I crawled under it. We hid the bag and got rid of our caps, gloves, just basically anything that was suspicious. We hid behind another abandoned building for a while and were planning on meeting the cops and telling them we went for a walk and didn't know we couldn't park there. It seemed smart at the time, but it slightly backfired and worked in our favor. Were trying a lot of alibis; "We're gay." Was the best alibi we thought of if they started getting suspicious.
Right as we were relaxing a cop turned the corner and started yelling to get our hands out of our pockets. I did immediately, but my friend didn't hear him and he started reaching for his gun. Needless to say my friend took his hands out of his pockets. Then he and another other officer had us facing the wall and cuffing both of us. He started interrogating my friend about what we were doing and my friend was being ornery and said we were walking at the park across the street. The cop smelled some big bullshit (amazing how they can do that) and started asking me. What happened. I told him we were exploring the textile factory and from that he realized we broke in (62'ed). He started asking a lot of questions then. "Where are you from?" "Where do you go to school?" "What are you doing way out here?" The whole lot of them. We started our sad trot back up the hill to where we parked our car. We got to the top of the hill and there are 4 cop cars and a cop pickup truck all waiting for us. Awesome. They asked me why were hear again and I said to explore and take some picture for photography with my camera, but the battery died. They bought it, but made me point out where we got in. I said a window and we started walking and I realized the only non-boarded up window was the one we came in. So I had to show them that window. The cop was thoroughly impressed about how honest I was being in the situation. He asked if I kicked the window in, I of course said no and said we found it like that and decided to crawl in. Luckily the two cops I was with had one too many doughnuts and weren't small enough to fit through the hole. So they broke out their flashlights. Fuck. The cans are right in the open with the outline of a piece on a wall. Once I saw them looking around through the window I almost admitted to painting in there but I kept my mouth shut. They started moving the flashlight around and I was surprised when they didn't find anything. Then one said "Wait! What the hell is that?" The other said "Huh. I don't think it's anything." At that point I was happy to say the least. He pulls me aside and says "Although you seem to created no harm what you and your lying friend have done is; One: Trespassed on private property and two: committed a felony breaking and entering." A mother-fucking felony. Damn I can kiss college's ass goodbye. We waited awhile before they were through processing my friend through the system and in that mean time I started telling him about how we are good kids and such we both have our Eagles, so on and so forth. They find my keys in my pocket and ask if they are my keys to my car. I said "Yes." and the cop throws them to another officer say "He just gave us consent." I would have said something to the cop but I really wanted to stay on their good side, unlike my friend and keep my mouth shut. They didn't find anything, I already knew it was clean. The cop turns to me and says"Since your friend was being very cooperative and truthful I am feeling extremely generous, more generous than I should be. I'm letting you guys off with a warning. Just remember, if we find out that anything in that building is damaged we have your information and will put warrants out for your arrest." We got off clean. We didn't get a felony, I didn't get my car impounded, not even a ticket! I am feeling extremely grateful right now. Me and my friend have sworn to stick to freights to at least a few months for now.
Now I have to go back tomorrow and sneak pack in with some bucket paint, paint the outline and take our 16 cans back. That's the easy part though.