Hi Clearskies1 -- I had thought that too. But today, the officer manning the road block was asked by GC whether you could see from the roadblock that the LE activity was happening at the Markel residence. And, the officer said yes. That, indeed, was different than I previously had thought.My understanding is that the police tape was up at the intersection of Centerville Rd and Trescott and Dan's house was quite a distance down Trescott from Centerville and around a curve. So the house would not be visible from where the crime tape was.
There's no way if I had small kids at my exe's house with police cars in the driveway and surrounding the house that I don't immediately go into extraordinary search mode to find out if my kids are ok. And I don't stop until I get the answer - call my ex, call neighbors, call the police, call the daycare, call the news media and in the absence of any info, ask friends if they know what's going on....ad infinitum. I blow-off every meeting, any class I might have to teach, any book I might be writing, forget about any lunch date or party. No possible way I stop for anything until I know with absolute certainty the kids are safe.
Unless, of course, I'm already absolutely positive I know my kids are safe and I don't give a rat's "behind" about what might have gone down in the house. She must have known. I'm really not liking Wendi.
[note on edit: of course, what any reasonable person does is roll down your car window, tell the officer that's the house of your ex, get out of your car, and ask what's happening because you are concerned about your kids and what is happening.... my mind is boggled.]