"Timmy’s mom, Lisa, says his autism plays a part in the obsession. Repetitive, solitary behavior is, after all, a characteristic of the neurological disorder. “His school tells me if he finds interest in something, let him do it,” she says. “He used to like movies and stuff like that. He played video games. He doesn’t do stuff like that anymore. He’s constantly listening to [the police scanner].”
I think I'd end up paranoid and/or depressed. We live in a nice neighborhood, but crime is everywhere. There were signs posted around the neighborhood during the Summer about a break-in, that was bad enough.