We had an odd little event here at work earlier in the week. I wasn’t witness to it — by the time I got in, four cop cars were parked outside, but all the excitement was over.
A woman who works on one of the other floors of our building walked up to the fourth floor, where my company and one other company are. She talked to the front desk receptionist, telling her, “I took some medication this morning, and I feel bad… I need some help…” The woman then proceeded to fall asleep on the front desk.
The receptionist told the woman to go ahead and lay down on the couch and she’d call for help. The woman did, but woke up shortly later and went berserk. The woman started cursing the receptionist out, threatening her. The woman then grabbed a statue in the lobby and hurled it at the elevators. She went towards our glass case of awards to break it, but one of our executives stopped her and talked her down until the police came 15 or 20 minutes later with EMTs. She was taken away in handcuffs after having a second outburst at the police.
The receptionist remained at the front desk on the phone until the police came, keeping an eye on this dangerous visitor. That’s impressive.