: Had to call the cops this morning at 3AM!



powerglide
06-19-07, 04:53 PM
Wife and I were asleep when I hear some noise outside the window of our bedroom. Definitely something or someone was there I could hear our patio furniture creaking. After listening for what felt like a minute I was convinced this was probably a neighbors cat or something, but I stood up and poked out the window to be sure. Nothing. Now I was almost sure it was a cat.

Just to be completely sure I walk around the house (inside) looking for anything out of place...nothing. Then I hear some shuffling by the garage .... I open the front door and see two people crouched by the garage about 7 feet from the me! Needless to say I was wigged out.

All I could do was yell out "What the f#$% are you doing there?!" (I cracked myself up later on...can't believe that geezerly line came out of me) I was wearing my nightguard too, so imagine a muffled and loud version of that.

I close the door, and instead of reaching for the phone I grabbed a flashlight and was going to go out when my wife yelled at me to shut the door "ARE YOU CRAZY??" she said and dialed the cops. I was pumped and ready to throw down but ofcourse she was totally right. WTF was I going to accomplish...

Anyways, cops came in 2-3 minutes....looks like garage ok, no damage (my freshly planted flower garden got trampled though), found a bottle of almost empty Jack Daniels and 1.5 liter 7UP. I got a general ID, two young folks (one blonde girl and tall skinny dude)....your garden variety dumb drunk teens....thank goodness it wasn't the ski mask wearing rough neck types!

Looking back with the facts in the daylight, I don't think they were trying to burglarize...probably just wanted some privacy for you know what...but they were doing something by the garage entrance (away from the patio) when I busted them... either way I am installing motion sensor flood lights this evening and upgrading my window locks.

...friggin kids nearly scared the crap out of me...needless to say I am sleepy as hell today.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-19-07, 05:19 PM
Wow, pretty heady stuff there.


I'm not really one to call the cops on anyone...like it's really gotta annoy me or make me nervous, but I was thinking about calling the cops on some of my neighbors one night. They've always been a rowdy bunch, there are two guys about my age who live there, one's a year younger than me, used to hang out with some "shady" folks....saw 'em peering in the windows of my Roadmaster one afternoon, musta been looking for something to steal. Anyways, the other guy about my age had a few of his friends over one night, and I heard this tire squealing type of noise..his friends are trying to do a brakestand in an early '90s Chrysler Lebaron Convertible! That wouldn't even work! It's an underpowered FWD car, so that really pissed me off. I mean it's one thing if you're gonna do it on a big county road, but not in the middle of a big residential neighborhood with lots of kids! And that's not the first thing that the guy with the Chrysler's done to piss me off, he drives like an ass and has almost hit me a few times.


So yeah, that's my "call the cops story".

powerglide
06-19-07, 05:30 PM
LOL...you gotta do what you gotta do ;-)

I felt really justified calling the cops this time...I didn't know what was going down. And the only "weapon" in the house was a wooden cat scultpure and frozen barracuda in the freezer. (well I suppose kitchen knives too)

JC316
06-19-07, 05:46 PM
Hehe, I double dare anyone to come into my yard.

Cause this is saying "WTF are you doing?"

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n10/JC316_2006/RyanSitting.jpg


And he has only gotten bigger.

Spyder
06-19-07, 05:53 PM
The barracuda bears explanation... ... ...

Waiting on the story for this one. :D

pabstcadillac
06-19-07, 06:07 PM
I would have poked my head out the door with the flash light in one hand & the .45 in the other. If they're in my garage, they're going down. I know the old saying goes "Shoot first ask questions last" well I believe "Shoot first & you won't have to ask questions" or say lines like "What the f#$% are you doing there?!". Given the time of nite/morning they were up to no good. :alchi:

DILLIGAF
06-19-07, 06:12 PM
Wife and I were asleep when I hear some noise outside the window of our bedroom. Definitely something or someone was there I could hear our patio furniture creaking. After listening for what felt like a minute I was convinced this was probably a neighbors cat or something, but I stood up and poked out the window to be sure. Nothing. Now I was almost sure it was a cat.

Just to be completely sure I walk around the house (inside) looking for anything out of place...nothing. Then I hear some shuffling by the garage .... I open the front door and see two people crouched by the garage about 7 feet from the me! Needless to say I was wigged out.

All I could do was yell out "What the f#$% are you doing there?!" (I cracked myself up later on...can't believe that geezerly line came out of me) I was wearing my nightguard too, so imagine a muffled and loud version of that.

I close the door, and instead of reaching for the phone I grabbed a flashlight and was going to go out when my wife yelled at me to shut the door "ARE YOU CRAZY??" she said and dialed the cops. I was pumped and ready to throw down but ofcourse she was totally right. WTF was I going to accomplish...

Anyways, cops came in 2-3 minutes....looks like garage ok, no damage (my freshly planted flower garden got trampled though), found a bottle of almost empty Jack Daniels and 1.5 liter 7UP. I got a general ID, two young folks (one blonde girl and tall skinny dude)....your garden variety dumb drunk teens....thank goodness it wasn't the ski mask wearing rough neck types!

Looking back with the facts in the daylight, I don't think they were trying to burglarize...probably just wanted some privacy for you know what...but they were doing something by the garage entrance (away from the patio) when I busted them... either way I am installing motion sensor flood lights this evening and upgrading my window locks.

...friggin kids nearly scared the crap out of me...needless to say I am sleepy as hell today.
You should of pissed in the bottles and put them back where you found them.

powerglide
06-19-07, 06:43 PM
You should of pissed in the bottles and put them back where you found them.

Oh god I seriously thought about this for a moment!! LOL...



The barracuda bears explanation... ... ...

Waiting on the story for this one. :D

Sorry to dissapoint you here, nothing special just landed a couple of nice ones on the weekend. They're running now around here.

Would make a great beating stick when frozen right?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/downandloaded/PICT0899.jpg

this guy beat me to the jackpot by a small margin!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/downandloaded/PICT0892.jpg

Ranger
06-19-07, 08:55 PM
I would have poked my head out the door with the flash light in one hand & the .45 in the other.
I have to admit, the .45 is probably the first thing I would have grabbed.


You should of pissed in the bottles and put them back where you found them.
That reminds me of when I was in Viet Nam. I took an AK47 magazine and pulled one round out and pulled the bullet. Dumped the gun powder and packed the case full of C4 plastic explosive, then reseated the bullet. Placed that round about 3 down in the magazine and dropped it in a village, knowing it would get into the VC's hands. I sure would have loved to seen the look on what was left of the guys face that fire that round. :lildevil:

CIWS
06-19-07, 09:06 PM
You need some Claymores around your house :D

RightTurn
06-19-07, 09:10 PM
Hehe, I double dare anyone to come into my yard.

Cause this is saying "WTF are you doing?"

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n10/JC316_2006/RyanSitting.jpg


And he has only gotten bigger.



Hmmm, this appears to be a double "dog" dare. :alchi: (Sorry, I couldn't resist. :lol:) Beautiful dog, btw. :thumbsup:

CIWS
06-19-07, 09:13 PM
Hmmm, this appears to be a double "dog" dare. :alchi: (Sorry, I couldn't resist. :lol:) Beautiful dog, btw. :thumbsup:

It appears to me in that pic he's trained as a mechanic, not a guard. :D

99Classillac
06-19-07, 10:33 PM
Dog looks mean. I wouldn't mess with him. Dang Ranger, didn't know you did that. I go to the Brooklyn VA hospital daily for PTSD and I run into a lot of Viet Nam guys in my group. I'm gonna tell them about what you did, I'm sure they would love to here about that. Pure genius. I wish I coulda did that in Iraq, but my brain didn't think about that. Genius though, no shit. I bet his face looked pretty nasty after that 3rd round.

dkozloski
06-20-07, 02:07 AM
The drunken Indian trying to break in my front door sobered up instantly when I stuck my S&W model 1950 Target .44Spl. under his nose. The last I saw of him the cops had him up on his tiptoes as they led him to the paddy wagon. The correct attention getting phrase is "FREEZE A$$H0LE".

JC316
06-20-07, 02:34 AM
Hehe, yeah Ryan the Rottweiler can be a badass. There were some robberies going around in my area (Which is the country, BTW, so it was kinda odd), several sheds and garages had been broken into and a BUNCH of stuff was stolen.

One night around 1am Ryan was going COMPLETELY apeshit, so my sister let him out of his yard to shut him up before he woke everyone in the house up.

He promptly blasted down the driveway at full speed and then our electric driveway gate started shutting (If it opens it opens all the way, not just a crack) and I hear feet pounding away.

We yelled out into the blackness that we have a big mean dog that stays out all night and not to come back.

Funny, that gate hasn't opened since, nor have I heard about anyone else being robbed. It was probably kids, supplementing their income and decided that it was getting too dangerous to do it anymore. I only wish that they were closer in and Ryan could have nailed one.

Red_October_7000
06-20-07, 03:07 AM
Everyone needs a good 3+-cell Mag-lite for poking around in the dark, because if need be you can beat the ever-living shit outta someone with it and still use it as a flashlight later. Hell, there's even a book called "Tactical Flashlight" expressly on the subject of beating the shit outta people with a Mag-lite!

ewill3rd
06-20-07, 07:44 AM
I think my maglight is a 3C, I like the 4D ones but they are a bit heavy.
Yeah they make good night sticks.
I do have a firearm in my house but with a 4 year old it is so locked and secure it would take me 20 minutes to unlock and load it.
I want to get a nice HK 40 or a 9mm semi handgun but I am going to wait until my son is quite a bit older.
I almost got shot once when I was a kid from a buddy of mine playing with an SP's service revolver. You never know what a kid is going to do.

At any rate, I am glad you are okay... doesn't sound like you had much to worry about, but it can really jar you awake when something out of the ordinary happens like that.

Lady Danielle
06-20-07, 09:27 AM
Damn teenagers..hehe

DopeStar 156
06-20-07, 11:25 AM
Hahahaha! I don't think they woulda done anything, they prolly ran away when you yelled at them.....

Coincidentally, I had to call the cops the same day when a neighbor's dog chased me and Ms. DS down the street while we were taking a walk.....

dkozloski
06-20-07, 01:39 PM
The only light that will do you any good with an intruder is the laserlight sight on your AR15 as you hold it on the middle button on his shirt. This is guaranteed to get his attention and force an attitude change.

Ranger
06-20-07, 04:26 PM
Dog looks mean. I wouldn't mess with him. Dang Ranger, didn't know you did that. I go to the Brooklyn VA hospital daily for PTSD and I run into a lot of Viet Nam guys in my group. I'm gonna tell them about what you did, I'm sure they would love to here about that. Pure genius. I wish I coulda did that in Iraq, but my brain didn't think about that. Genius though, no shit. I bet his face looked pretty nasty after that 3rd round.
He he, yeah one can only imagine (if he was lucky enough to have a face left).

BTW, Welcome Home. :patriot:

90Brougham350
06-20-07, 04:33 PM
We've never had any problems with people messing around in our area for a while now, but back in '90 several neighbors had their houses robbed on Christmas Eve. We have an old .22 rifle in the basement that I use to get rid of raccoons and such, but nothing in close reach if we ever had an intruder.

Brian

powerglide
06-20-07, 04:42 PM
I installed some motion sensing flood lights last night just in case more dumb kids decide to turn my patio into their private make out pad.
At least I'll cover this base: Darkness---> attracts creeps and idiots

soupero
07-09-07, 09:10 AM
I would have poked my head out the door with the flash light in one hand & the .45 in the other. If they're in my garage, they're going down. I know the old saying goes "Shoot first ask questions last" well I believe "Shoot first & you won't have to ask questions" or say lines like "What the f#$% are you doing there?!". Given the time of nite/morning they were up to no good. :alchi:

Kinda stupid, of course they shouldn't be there (on your property) but if you would have fired, you would have killed 2 teenagers who were just messing around.

Of course if it were 2 REAL burglars, I would have shot too. But you never know that, and that is the crappy part. It's a risk you take, and if you think about it, to shoot would be the best solution.


I have to admit, the .45 is probably the first thing I would have grabbed.


That reminds me of when I was in Viet Nam. I took an AK47 magazine and pulled one round out and pulled the bullet. Dumped the gun powder and packed the case full of C4 plastic explosive, then reseated the bullet. Placed that round about 3 down in the magazine and dropped it in a village, knowing it would get into the VC's hands. I sure would have loved to seen the look on what was left of the guys face that fire that round. :lildevil:

Too
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AWESOME

nice! :bouncy:

The Tony Show
07-09-07, 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by Ranger
I have to admit, the .45 is probably the first thing I would have grabbed.


That reminds me of when I was in Viet Nam. I took an AK47 magazine and pulled one round out and pulled the bullet. Dumped the gun powder and packed the case full of C4 plastic explosive, then reseated the bullet. Placed that round about 3 down in the magazine and dropped it in a village, knowing it would get into the VC's hands. I sure would have loved to seen the look on what was left of the guys face that fire that round.

That's fantastic. Great stuff :thumbsup:

As far as home defense: S&W .357 (never jams) loaded with Mag-Safe Pre-Fragmented .38 rounds. I hope to never use it, but if somebody comes near my Wife or Son, I want to be sure they don't get back up.

Patrick7997
07-10-07, 07:40 AM
Any sort of late night "noises outside" investigations are conducted with an HK USP and a 4 cell flashlight, minimum... at least at my house they are...

Great prank with the AK round, by the way.... love it.

One of my friends who came back from SE Asia reported that they replaced the fuses on a crate of hand grenades so that they blew instantly upon release... and then dropped them where they knew they'd be stolen... The poor VC were afraid to use their stolen grenades for awhile after that!!! lol!

Bat Guano
07-10-07, 08:38 AM
I have to admit, the .45 is probably the first thing I would have grabbed.


That reminds me of when I was in Viet Nam. I took an AK47 magazine and pulled one round out and pulled the bullet. Dumped the gun powder and packed the case full of C4 plastic explosive, then reseated the bullet. Placed that round about 3 down in the magazine and dropped it in a village, knowing it would get into the VC's hands. I sure would have loved to seen the look on what was left of the guys face that fire that round. :lildevil:



Now that's my kind of thinking.:worship:

z06bigbird
07-10-07, 09:32 AM
Hehe, I double dare anyone to come into my yard.

Cause this is saying "WTF are you doing?"

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n10/JC316_2006/RyanSitting.jpg


And he has only gotten bigger.

You need to teach that big dummy not to smile!!

Beautiful dog, man. Send him over, and I will turn him into a big baby. A few scraps of meat, a tummy rub or two, etc.

CIWS
07-11-07, 10:15 AM
The only light that will do you any good with an intruder is the laserlight sight on your AR15 as you hold it on the middle button on his shirt. This is guaranteed to get his attention and force an attitude change.


I don't disagree, but I have the laser on the Mossburg 12 guage pump. :D

Spyder
07-11-07, 12:07 PM
Laser on a scattergun? WTF?
:)

500 or 590? Selling my 500 was one of my worst choices ever, though I DID get 550 for it. I need to go and get myself a new 590. I like the Surefire light over a laser for a shotgun...blind the holy hell out 'em before you put a hole the size of your fist in 'em!