so i was coming along notch road and i saw a big pile of trash or sumthin' and i stopped to have a look.
it was a lot of lab glass.
flasks florence, erlenmeyer, and buechner. retorts, funnels, and all manner of things pyrex that i couldn't begin to identify.
and it's clearly either a dump of stolen property OR it's a dump of stuff somebody was going to use for their drug lab.
because nobody loses a huge shipment of wrapped new-and-used lab glass offrum some rural road.
so i called the police. i figure that stuff is expensive and there's probably a high school chem lab or some other test facility that had to report a mess o' this stuff missing, else some enterprising young people thought the old sand pit would be an excellent location for their new drug lab.
the police did come out to look at it, and very nicely put up some caution tape, i guess on account of the broken glass hazard, but after a few weeks the stuff was still there.
i helped myself to some things. you know, because flasks.
at this point it's just so much abandoned litter and you might as well pick it up while it's still unbroken.
i gave a couple of flasks to my sister (who likes round glass things) for her birthday, but i was very disappointed nobody asked me where i had gotten them.
it would have been fun to say "i stole them from a crime scene!"
you know, optimal sourcing of birthday presents.