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Autumn Sapphire


August 20th, 2007

Bad Boys, Bad Boys @ 10:49 am

Current Location: Work (boo!)
Current Mood: relieved relieved
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Whatcha gonna do ... when they are arrested on your front lawn?!

I was awakened about 4:45am Sunday morning by a thump on my front porch. At first, I just thought it was the paperboy with a particularly hard strike (it was the Sunday paper, after all). Then, there was a lot more thumping, and the sound of someone trying to get in my front door.

I bolted out of bed, in the dark, fumbled into some clothing and into the kitchen to (1) get a butcher knife, and (2) call the police. Just as I hit the kitchen, I heard banging around on the back porch at the back door. Then, just as I was about to dial 911, I hear, "Get down on the ground! Now!" At the same time, I noticed the red and blue flashes of police car lights coming through the front window.

I went for a peek out the front door window, and saw an officer holding someone down on my front lawn. About that time, another officer (there were four cars out there at one point) started heading for the front gate to join him. At that time, I backed off, put the butcher knife away, and quietly laid down on the couch. I could hear one of the officers ask the person in custody, "Why were you running?", so I'm assuming they had been chasing him and he just decided to cut through my yard (and possibly try to cut through the house; thank goodness for deadbolts!), before they caught up with him. 

Within 15 minutes after all this started, everyone was gone. I have no idea what really happened, and there was nothing in the paper. Just one more idiot doing something idiotic. I went back to bed for a couple of more hours.

However, I am starting to think about obtaining better self-defense tools than a cheap, semi-dull butcher knife. 
 
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From:h_u_s_h_e_d
Date:August 20th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
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omg!! i'm always so afraid something like that will happen ; ; i know i won't be able to do anything to help myself ; ; glad it worked out ok!!!!!!
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From:mikkirhea
Date:August 20th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Yeah, my heart was beating like a drum. I just kept thinking, "why don't I have a gun? I should have a gun; I don't have kids or anyone to get ahold of it accidentally. I should have a gun!" Heh. Although I do have to admit that I am seriously considering it now, which I hadn't in the past. I may talk to my brother-in-law and see what he recommends.
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From:h_u_s_h_e_d
Date:August 20th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
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i hate guns so much ._. i will never allow cori to have one in the house, under any circumstances :/ they scare me really bad. his dad goes hunting a lot and has a few guns, and every time cori and him talk about it and the talk turns to "we'll have to get you a gun" i'm just like T__________T