While we had been hanging out at Reef and T.S. Muttleys during an extended happy hour, someone broke into Donnie's car a few blocks away. They smashed the passenger-side window and stole an amp from the back seat. They went through the rest of the car, but nothing else was taken. We called the DC police, who told us it would be an hour before someone could come and write up a report. Lucky for us, there were a lot of friendly (and admittedly bored) Secret Service agents in the area. We flagged down Eric, pictured below, and the next thing we knew, there were five of them there, photographing the car, taking fingerprints and hanging out. Apparently the Secret Service is responsible for protecting embassies, hence the seemingly random patrol that found us sitting on the sidewalk at 11:30 pm.
According to Eric the AM does have a crime problem. Someone even mugged a French diplomat recently. So be careful out there. And say hi to your friendly neighborhood Secret Service agents. They're nice guys.