Saturday, March 30, 2013

Surprise Wake Up

I had an exciting wake up call early this morning.
 At 2:45 AM I heard my doorbell ring twice and Harley started barking.
I look out front and see police cars, an ambulance and firetruck.
Not so good to wake up to.
 I answer the door to a police officer that tells me they need to search my backyard for a suspect that might be hiding. From what information I was given, officers were responding to an unrelated call in my neighborhood. The responding police car was hit by a suspect driving in a darkened, unlit car who then fled on foot into a closeby neighbor's yard.

So, their first search was by a handful of police with night vision in my yard for the suspect.
No spotting of the suspect though.
I have a north bank hill full of very thick shrubs (perfect for hiding, I might say) and police inform me they would be returning to search it with a dog.

Fast forward to another knock on my door to more officers that prepare to search with the trained german shepard. They wanted to be sure no people or pets were in the backyard as they proceeded.
Wow, it was a sight to see 13 armed officers and the police dog surveying my yard.
They clearly announced one last warning to anyone hiding before they brought in the dog.
They fanned out in the yard and screened it a second time and I could hear the dog make his barking calls here and there. No luck in finding anything though and the police proceeded to search my nearest neighbor's yards too.  This is for sure NOT an everyday, typical event in my area, so it made for a very surprising start to my weekend. I can't remember the last time I was still awake at 5:00 AM!

Since I slept in today (I have an good excuse) I'm a little late announcing that I'm having a Spring Sale in my TPT store.

You can see other stores having sales too at Mel's Frog Spot  blog

Find more great ideas on my Pinterest page or TPT store


  1. That's not a very comforting way to spend the night. Glad everything is okay!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Wow, that would have been a little scary! Glad you are okay and got the chance to sleep in a bit. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. You have a lovely blog.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    School Is a Happy Place


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