November 21, 2019
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TC channels ABBA in ongoing search for Fernando

Community Author: Bangor Police Department
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Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN

Last week a couple of our officers were notified about a man, named Fernando, who had an active warrant for his arrest.

They were tipped off that he was bunking in over on Essex Street. They walked up the stairs and knocked, it was a “cop knock” so the owner called out to find out who might be at the door. Officer Donnell just said, “It’s Kim.”

Can you hear the drums Fernando

I remember long ago another starry night like this

The officers were pretty sure that the apartment owner would not open the door, but he surprised them with his irrational behavior and kind eyes…he opened the door, admitted that Fernando was in the other room and went to get him.

In the firelight Fernando

You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar

I could hear the distant drums and sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar

Not surprisingly, Fernando had knowledge of his active arrest warrants and did not want to go to jail. He could not believe his host let in the Po-Po. He became concerned, glanced toward the open window which led to the fire escape, and he made the decision to run (it was apparently the correct decision).

They were closer now Fernando

Every hour every minute seemed to last eternally

I was so afraid Fernando

We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die

And I’m not ashamed to say

The roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry…Fernando

It should be noted that while none of us were prepared to die, no one heard the roar of guns or cannons…Fernando.

Due to Fernando’s warrior spirit, ability to wake quickly, and put on his sneakers with aplomb, Fernando made it to the window and subsequently the ground.

We are still looking for Fernando. You cannot catch them all.

Sing it with me now!

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando

They were shining there for you and me

For liberty, Fernando

Though I never thought that we could lose

There’s no regret

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

I would like to thank the man for opening the door, apologize to the bail commissioner for our inability to muster another cop to watch the fire escape, and give a shout out to songwriters STIG ERIK LEOPOLD ANDERSON, GORAN BROR “BENNY” ANDERSSON, BJORN K. ULVAEUS for helping me in making this a much better post than just telling you we missed out on catching Fernando.

An ABBA’s Greatest Hits album will be offered to Fernando if he turns himself in by 10 a.m. this morning. Probably on CD, and he will have to wait until it gets delivered from Amazon.

Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another.

We will be here.


Here is the link to sing along….