At Rollies Tavern nearby, the plasma TVs usually tuned to football had Northwest Cable News on.
Three bar patrons live next door to the Forza.
Jerry Arnold, 45, was in bed when he was woken up by sirens. He’s lived there seven years and never seen anything close to Sunday’s scene.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “It’s always been a nice area to live.”
“I hope they get them. I can’t sleep until they do. Those guys could be hiding in my backyard.”
Drew Ruttin, 29, says the area is relatively low-crime: “it’s a busy enough thoroughfare that it stays safe. But this is just crazy.”
David Gabrielson, 27, lives in the Willow Park Apartments across the street. He’s a cashier at the nearby 76 station.
He got into work at 8. At 8:30 to 8:45 a.m., “The cops started going crazy. Tons of cars blaring their sirens.”
“This neighborhood’s not that bad,” Gabrielson said. “At least I used to think so.”