It's Like I Lived An Episode of Cops

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I haven't been updating my journal much lately because I have very little online time during the summer.  Especially during the month of July, since my twin sis and I are house-sitting for some neighbors (their house is right across the street from where we live), and their Internet connection BITES.  But there's something worth mentioning...

Some excitement went down on Thursday around 2:40 AM.  I woke up to the sound of a police helicopter circling the neighborhood, flashing its blinding spotlight around our street.  I was staying in the upstairs bedroom of the house we are house-sitting, but took a moment to run downstairs to let my sis know what was going on.  We've seen this before, albeit never really this close.  I lay awake listening to the copter, when I heard something big stumbling along the side of the house.  I hoped to high heaven it was a big and clumsy cat or a dog, but it turned out it wasn't.  Five minutes later, my sis came up to my room looking quite pale.  She said she heard someone try to get in through the back door, and then saw a shadow pass by her window.  This was NOT cool.  We called 911 to let them know what we heard and saw, and a short time later the cops came by with a K-9 unit.  From what my Mom says from their vantage point at the family home, the dog tacked the guy to the nearby high school.  It took a long time, but they must've caught the guy.  In the meantime, though, it was kinda scary.  I am SO thankful that we have a habit of locking doors.  That probably saved out bacon that night.  I can laugh about it now, but it was a really close call.  The reason why I can laugh is that I can just imagine the trouble that idiot had in that backyard.  There's plenty of stuff to trip on, no gate exit where he tried to get out (so he probably had to scramble over the wooden fence, which would have been rather hard), and stacks of unexpected beehives all over.  When breaking into someone's backyard, how likely is it that you'd bump into beehives?  Still, he didn't knock any over, and though it's hilarious to envision some thug running from a horde of angry bees, the K-9 unit would have had trouble when they investigated.  So it's overall a good thing the bees--and the occupants of the house--were left alone.
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paradoxal's avatar
Wow, that's absolutely terrifying! I can't even imagine what that was like!