Almost had to go to condition red yesterday...
Well I had an interesting day yesterday. I was inside working on unpacking our new place when I heard a loud bang outside much like a rock or something hitting an aluminum storm door. I looked out the window to see a dark car speeding by. Well I stepped out to see if maybe it was the newspaper because I hadn't gotten it yet, and it was a little late. There was no newspaper to be found. Just before I turned around to go back in, I look down the street because I heard people talking just on the other side of the cars in the middle of the street. There were two black males making haste down the road, mid 20's, gangster style... you know the type... at which point I heard them say "We gonna go rob someone..." as the lead guy took his shirt off exposing a white tank top (wife beater).
My flag went up instantly, they looked like they were on to something or running from something. I could tell they were up to no good. There were a few people down the road about 4 houses down, and I prayed to god they didn't look up at me, or rob them. I had my hand on the butt of my gun at this point watching them intently, but staying on my front porch. They continued on, and once they got past my place they walked down to the black car I saw speed by. It was double parked a few cars down. I saw these two black males open the door and shuffle thru the car, at which point I ran in and called the police.
A few moments later two Chambersburg PD cruisers arrived post haste. One asked which way they went, I told him and pointed him in the direction they went... and he took off. The other LEO took a report from me. As we were talking I heard over the radio that a lady just called to report that she had just been robbed. After the description that they had given of the two individuals, it matched the individuals that I had just seen. Apparently the robbers knew the lady they just robbed and made haste down to where I lived. So the LEO took down all my info, and said he'd be in touch, that I could be a witness in the case.
Just goes to show how quick things can go awry.