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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.
 

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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".
 

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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)
 

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Hehe, I double dare anyone to come into my yard.

Cause this is saying "WTF are you doing?"




And he has only gotten bigger.
 

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

Waiting on the story for this one. :D
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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?



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

 

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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:
 

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Hehe, I double dare anyone to come into my yard.

Cause this is saying "WTF are you doing?"




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:
 

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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.
 

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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".
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.....
 

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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.
 
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