New Security Camera's Installed A Week Ago. Already Came In Handy.
I'm not sure what kind of forum to post this is but figured this comes in along the lines of "Home Defense".
Have 4 security camera's around my property. Very untrusting of my neighbors due to some unusual things that have been happening since I moved in. First they were very friendly. Dropped by the house to say hello. Invited us over to BBQ's every weekend and drink liquor. My wife and I aren't big on alcohol and they (virtually ever home owner on the street are related to each other, or have known each other for years and goes to these weekend meetings.) all carry a large beer belly. Eventually we stopped going.
Due to me leaving on business trips and my wife being home alone for 1-3 weeks at a time I decided to set up some motion detection security camera's that send an alart to my cellphone when they are triggered at certain times of the day. One is placed directly on my porch where people walk through the door. As I was installing it the old lady across the street (was watching her out of the corner of my eye) digs through my mail box and puts a letter in her pocket then walks up to me. She claims, "Oh this letter was put in my mailbox by mistake. here you go." while leaning over and very obviously looking at what it is that I am doing.
Then that night I am running my husky down the road. A few neighbors are sitting on their porch drinking(This is down the street from where my house is at.) A lady calls out, "Hey nice porch." I ignore her and keep going. Then she says, "Yeah, Your welcome." I have no idea what this means.
Other strange things happen. The landlord's repair guy comes in to redo the window on our bathroom. He is absolutely terrified of dogs so I put my husky in the backyard. It's cold out there with the snow coming recently and I throw her bed right by the back sliding glass door. A couple of hours later the bed has moved from the back door to the far end of the yard. It's too big for her to of moved herself (and as is normal for that breed she flat out will not carry anything in her mouth.)
After he leaves I check my camera's. There is a blind spot in my yard... And whatever moved the bed managed to move it exactly in the blind spot so I couldn't see a thing. It also did it at a time when I could see him on camera.. But here's the thing. He wasn't in the backyard, nor working in the bathroom. At that time I was in the garage breaking down a bunch of sterafoam boxes.... and he was standing at the front of the house looking at me through where the garage door has little holes in it - talking on the cellphone to somebody. Then he walks to his truck and puts the phone away.
Okay now this morning. I take my wife to work at exactly 5:15 am. We always leave at exactly this time. At 5:20 the neighbors to our left pull out of his driveway to leave. 5:35 a old rusty pickup pulls in front of our house and parks right on the lawn. Then walks towards that same neighbors house. It stays there all day long. In the evening I leave to pick up my wife from work. When I get back varies from an half an hour to an hour max. Well, an hour and a half from the time we get back home... A car pulls up in our driveway with 4 people inside. 1 person gets out and heads to the truck and gets in. I can't make out their faces but all 3 of them are looking at my house. The guy in the truck is definitely different than who got out that morning. Both vehicles quickly speed away down the road.
This has happened once before too a couple of months ago. But with a different truck. And I didn't have camera's back then. The truck is sitting there when I am getting back from dropping my wife off. A man's in the driver seat. I go in then look through my window. He drives away within seconds of me being home.
There are plenty of other events I haven't mentioned but are equally strange, I'm sure you get the general idea by now. I've never personally owned a gun before. There is this .50 caliber Magnum that caught my eye at the pawn shop. Tomorrow morning I'll be picking it up and sign up for the classes so I can carry. Not the slightest clue of what to make of this situation but I hope cache somebody somewhere on my property doing something they shouldn't and I'll happily bring this game to an end.
What kind of assumptions would you have if this happened to you - and what would you do?