by YVETTE BEST
FLOOD LIGHTS, a police stake-out and an angry man on a vigil.
It sounds like a Hollywood scene, but it was a true-life drama that unfolded in St Christopher, Christ Church, on Thursday afternoon andended yesterday.
The trail of the 195 buckets of Horn's Deli pigtails, stolen from Hill Milling Company a week ago, led owners and detectives to the backyard of a house.
Most residents told the SATURDAY SUN they were unaware of the police presence and other activity from the day before, but several curious onlookers still gravitated towards the scene when it was clear that something unusual was about to happen.
While they waited for police to enter the yard, several of them grumbled about the bright lights that kept them awake
the night before.
"The lights humbugging people. He [Hill] couldn't go down Atlantic Shores and dem places with the big houses and do that," a neighbour argued.
They were also critical of the length of time it took for police to make their move.
"What dey doing atthe end, they coulda do from the start," one youngster said.
"The police move wrong, they can do better than that. They can catch he," another argued.
At the end of it two trucks, one from Hill Milling and the other from Lionel C. Hill Supermaket drove away with 162 buckets of pigtails, which will be kept as evidence.
Hill's son, Richard Ashby, explained that the pigtails were good for up to six months once they are kept in a cool place and under cover.