This actually happened to me a week or so ago. I walk my dogs two labs early in the AM (still dark). So that I can still get the family up and ready to school and I can get ready for work.
I was approaching my home and see a car that does not belong in my neighborhood spin around my cul-de-sac driving towards me on the opposite side of the street. I am about 50 feet from my drive when he stops. I put my two dogs in a sit and wait behind a parked car for him to pass. He stays at the end of my drive and flashes his lights for me to pass. I do but continue down the street to the cul-de-sac watching him over my shoulder. I am about twenty feet past him when he jumps out and roots through my garbage and drives off.
WOW, I was on RED! Notes, dogs are trained but not a deffensive, family is locked in the house but probably stirring getting ready to get up. Front porch lights are all on.