people outside of my window at 12:30 at night
I placed my handgun in the safe about an hour or so before getting ready for bed. I turned off all the lights in the house, checked the doors and went to bed. So, I was reading the bible as I often do before I go to bed. I was beginning to fall asleep while trying to finish a chapter in acts. I was startled when I heard a persons voice outside of my window. I quickly placed my book on the floor. I looked out and saw a dark skinned person and I heard him say something like "come on man". So, I rushed to where my wife was sleeping and woke her and opened my gun safe and grabbed my .45. I peeked outside and didn't see anyone , so I had my wife to call the police while I looked around our property. My neighbor heard the guys also, he jumped in his car and rode around the neighborhood. My neighbor says he spotted two guys on the street behind my house in a white car parked on a vacant lot. They took off when they saw him.
I learned some valuable lessons tonight...one: a flashlight is a must have on your night stand. I just happened to be holding mine while reading, and I think I may have flashed the light on the window near where they were standing. I think this may have spooked them. which leads to lesson learned number 2: a gun in a safe in a different room is almost useless. things happen very quickly!
Cops showed up very quickly after being called. I was still carrying my xd in a holster. I informed them I was armed The officer was 100% professional and did not freak out over an armed civilian. In fact, as he was leaving to search for the guys, he basically said chances are they will not be able to do much other than talk to them and make sure that they know they risk losing their life if they try this sort of stunt again. He then went over the law regarding the use of lethal force.
This all happened about an hour ago..this kind of stuff does not help my insomnia at all!:aargh4: