Something wierd happened the other day...
I was sitting at the kitchen table at about 8:30am eating my bowl of Special K when I heard the garage door go up.
My wife was already at work for 2 hours by this point in time. All the kids had headed out of the house one by one to catch the school bus. My daughter being the last to catch the middle school bus had just left the house 10 minutes earlier. The only remote opener at home was in my Jeep and it was in the garage and the other was with my wife 25 miles away. So I was a little confused.
I got up and stepped out into the garage, the Taurus PT-111 on my right hip in a Fobus paddle holster as always. (as it is right now in fact) There in the street in front of my house is a Mexican looking fellow in a mid-90's Ford pick up and he is looking directly into my garage. As I step out into the drive way he seems to see the gun and drives off. Not screetching the tires or anything, just drives off.
I watch him drive away and get the tag number of the truck. Then I notice that 3 other houses on my street have their garage doors open. These houses have no one home at his time of day. I know my neighbors, they all work day shift.
So I call the cops. Cops come, I give the run down I just gave you guys. He takes everything down and says they will watch for the tuck.
I got a call Friday from the Deputy that took the report. He tells me that the tag number that I gave him was for a Toyota Corola. So, they are most likely stolen. He says to watch for the truck and call if any of us see it. He also says what is most likely going on is that this clown has some device that transmits on the main frequencies that most common garage door openers use and he is just trying to get one open and steal some tools and such. But who knows? Maybe it is more. He asked if I carry my gun all the time and when I told him that I did, he said he thought that was a good idea.
In talking about this with one of my neighbors Saturday, I find out that this guy may have tried to get a little girl to get in the truck with him earlier in the week. He told her he needed help looking for his dog. Classic padophile crap.
So, the upshot here is, my kids are going to be getting an armed escort by me to the bus stop from now on. And if I see this clown again, I am going to try real hard not to kick him in the teeth. I'll call the cops like I am supposed to. But God help this clown if he tries anything like trying to abduct a kid or something. I will protect a child.
Just thought I'd share that with you all.