Re: Attempted break in
That certainly sucks Phil.
I have to relate a short story of a similar incident ten years ago or so.
Mrs. Ed in Montana and I were returning from a big Canadian camping trip late on a Saturday night in midsummer. We had left the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park at dawn, hoping to find another campsite or motel further south, but had struck out. I ended up driving most of the way home, some 800 miles that day in our old Dodge Dakota pickup only to get caught in a traffic jam at midnight ten blocks from our house as the concert crowd from the big county fair let out, with thousands of vehicles crawling out of the fairgrounds.
Finally home, I was too exhausted to sleep well in the heat remaining at night from a ninety degree day, and heard a skateboarder go by down the street , followed by strange noises. Several hours later at dawn, I got up and went outside to pick up the paper in the driveway, and found what looked like my boombox sitting on top of the Dodge Dakota. I went back inside, and there was my real boombox siting in the laundry room. Going back outside, I found that the driver's side lock had been partially jimmied on the Dakota, and the idiot thief had left his boombox on top of the truck cab.
The local police couldn't understand why I was trying to turn in a boombox from an attempted car theft. Hell, I had only been home a couple of hours from two weeks in the Canadian wilderness before some creep on a skateboard had tried to hijack my truck full of camping gear.
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