It was a silent, cold November night during the year 2053 A.D. and not a single was out in the city. Everyone was inside watching their tv's.
Leonard Mead starts to walk the desolated, empty streets on a cold November night like a graveyard.
Mr. Mead starts to talk to the houses and wonders what the tv's are playing that night and examines the leaves. Later, a police car with no driver and an officer arrive. He asks, confused, Mr. Mead the reason why he was walking and not inside watching tv like everyone else. Mr. Mead says he's out for fresh air and that he has been walking for almost ten years now.
The police officer takes Mr. Mead under arrest and tells him to get into the car. He tells Leonard that that he will be taken to the Psychiatric Center for Research on Regressive Tendencies.
This is my house!
The police takes him to his house just to see that it is all lit up.
The streets emptied and Mr. mead was taken to the Psychiatric Center for Research on Regressive Tendencies. Therefore the sidewalks were all empty.