I woke to my dogs barking...
...last night. It was around 1am and my Pits were going crazy so I grabbed the wife's XD9sc (because my XD45c is in the shop...) and my Inova LED light and went to the kitchen to peer out of the bay windows and there was a late model pick-up truck directly out front of my home. The marker lights were on but I could not see a driver in the truck.
Then I hear a cordless drill revving a few times. So I thought 'there's a guy trying to steal copper or something (my electrical box for the house is just outside the bay window) My company was hit for copper less than a year ago so that's what I'm thinking.
So I go out the 'front' door on the side of the house and because of the bushes I have out there, I was able to sneak up on the guy. I shined the light on him though I did not point my pistol directly at him and I was like WTH are you and WTH are you doing?
He's like 'Hey, man I'm sorry to wake you but I'm with COX cable and I'm working on this cable tower.'
So I look on the other side of the bush I was partially behind and sure enough, he had the cable thing all apart.
Holy Christ. This guy couldve been shot.
Mind you, I sleep naked (it's AZ and it's hot) and at this point I realize fully that I'm out in front of my house with a gun and I'm naked. So I go back inside and call COX on my cell and ask if indeed they have a subcontractor working on my house. The guy on the phone at COX was like 'Don't shoot him! He works for us.'
What kind of company has people without a company truck come to someones house and start messing with stuff in their yard at 1am in the morning???