Situation avoided the other night
So I am home after work. Its around 1930 hours and I am on the couch watching TV having a coffee. My wife has a bad habit of leaving the main door unlocked. She was talking to me about her Christmas shopping list and I was ignoring her until she said "Someone just came in through the front door and went back out again" My dog would have alerted me but he was getting groomed at the pet salon.
I usually open carry at home so I drew my firearm and turned on the emergency lights that light up everything around the outside. I notice this 6'5" Caucasian guy and his female friend standing outside the gate going through a book. I first thought they were Jehovah's witnesses but why would they just walk in??
He then saw I was standing a few yards from him. My firearm was drawn but it was to my side hidden from his view. He apologized that he got the wrong house. I didn't go back in even though the wife was yelling at me not to shoot anyone. I asked him who he was looking for and fortunately he mentioned my neighbor. My neighbor's dog came running to greet him and led him to their house.
I just felt relieved that this didn't have a bad ending.
Just thought I would share.