Got your attention!! Let me tell you about my morning. On Thursdays, my neighborhood gets two free papers and both are packed full with free coupons. I love Thursdays! Over the last few weeks, I have been "staking out" who doesn't pick up their free papers and leaves them to rot. So, being the kind neighbor, Caroline and I clean up their driveways and take their newspapers. I think they think I am the recycling van! Since it was raining all morning, Caroline and I left a little later than normal. We drove around the neighborhood, collected our goodies and headed home. As we pulled onto our street, a police officer was following me. I opened the garage door and pulled in. He stopped at my driveway. Immediately, I thought, "Oh NO! Someone has called the police on me for "stealing" FREE papers!" What am I going to do????" I get out of the car and my dogs come barreling out of the house. Weird, because I set the alarm and closed the door. Here's a glimpse into our conversation....
"Mam, is everything okay?
"Yes, sir. Can I help you?" As I am sweating bullets....
"We had an alarm code of a break in and we are dispatched. Do you notice anything wrong?"
"My dogs came out of the house when the door should be shut."
"Stand back Mam..." PULLS A GUN OUT of his holster and busts through the door...
I am standing in my garage thinking to myself...all this over free newspapers! :)
The officer proceeds to walk around the house with his gun pulled.
"Mam, do you have a basement?"
"Do you want me to check upstairs?" HUMMMM, yes!!!
"Mam, can you help me get the baby gate open? I can't open it. I guess if I can't open it, then an intruder probably wouldn't be able to open it either."
"Yes, sir, I'll be right there."
So....long story short....No intruder, just a freak incident with my alarm. I just thought it was funny that I thought he was coming after me for the free newspapers!