Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This story was told on June 18th at Wonderland Studios in New Orleans. The theme of this BYO event was “Eyewitness,” and Here Eritria Pitts tells of when her fascination with crime stories got a little too real.