Daybreak along El Cajon Boulevard can be a rude awakening and a reminder of the road’s most illicit reputation.
A few women dressed in short skirts, leather jackets and high heels waited this morning near the boulevard’s intersection with Kansas Street. A motorist pulled up next to the group, one woman slid into the front passenger seat and the car took off.
Across the street, customers at a 24-hour diner worked on their breakfasts and read the newspaper as if part of a normal routine. They turned to watch the remaining women when a patrolling black and white pulled up.
The police officers separated the remaining two women for questioning, but eventually let them walk away. They had no evidence to prove the women committed a crime, and at least for the time being, the women had lost their interest in standing at that corner. They’ll be somewhere else tomorrow.