So a co-worker comes into the office this morning and he gathers all of us around. This guy is in charge of the office so if anything needs to be done, he's the man. So anyway he proceeds to tell us that he had to come into work about 1am because the alarm went off.
Now the burglar alarm has been going off the last several nights and every time he (co-worker) has come in there has been no one there. Well that wasn't the case last night. I guess when he pulled up the local PD just arrived and there was some guy standing out in front of our door. Well when my co-worker walked up to the door this guy comes over and starts talking to him like he knows him. As soon as the officers saw this they immediately ran over and got their tazer guns out. They proceeded to tell the guy to get his hands out of his pocket. When he pulls his hands out of his pocket he had a crowbar in his hands and he immediately starts running.
They chased him down the street and ended up catching him. We aren't sure why our alarm has been going off because there were no visable signs of an attempted breaking but I guess the guy is a local thug that likes to break into the vending machines outside our building.
So after he tells us this story he said "I should think about getting my handgun permit". I can't tell you how warm and fuzzy that made me feel I'm actually surprised he doesn't already have it because he is a Marine (although no longer enlisted).
I thought I'd share a story that turned out good but I also wanted to remind everyone to always be aware of their surroundings.