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Monday, October 02, 2006

A Creeper in My Backyard...

Okay... so we just got home from eating out and my husband decides to take a walk outside.

Sounds fine to me... no biggy... he does this often... and I'm just in the upstairs living room watching the news anyway.

Next thing I know he's storming back in the house and up the stairs and heads straight for the closet. I hear anger/annoyance in his voice as he talks to his grandmother. Then I hear him running back down the stairs and outside.

Sooooo... I'm wondering what on earth Jon's been up to since we were due to meet someone in town in like half an hour.

Next thing I know I see him back up the stairs holding the rifle in his hands.

What on earth are you doing with the rifle? Was the first thought to come to mind.

When he tells me, "There was some guy out there, hiding in the bushes just staring at the house."


Apparently, while Jon was going on his walk, he came upon this stranger just North of the house. So he tells me and his grandmother to keep an eye out and to make sure the doors are locked. Of course, his grandmother comes up with the question, "What if it was a neighbor?"

Well, neighbors who walk on the property tend to say "Hi" and "Hello" and to make it obvious that they are simply out on a walk on the 50+ acres of forestry we live in, plus we tend to know most of the neighbors since a lot of them are family anyway. This creeper was no neighbor, he was just hiding... and watching.

Honestly it's a good thing Jon had military training, that's how he was able to see the creeper hiding in the bushes, barely visible.

Jon had asked him who he was, and when the creeper gave no response but simply gave a look of panic at being found, my husband told him with a strong conviction, "If I come back out and find you here I'm going to shot you." Ample warning folks, he gave a good warning.

That's when Jon came back to the house and dug in the closet. Then went back outside, armed.

As he came back out, the creeper was running as fast as he could up the hill and Jon fired two warning shots by the creeper.

Jon was soo mad. Even if all the guy wanted to do was some thievery, it just isn't right that there are people who would do crap like that.

Anyway, we told the tennants to keep a look out and be careful. A friendly cop who hunts on neighboring farms said he would scope the area out. Jon also knows how to track and checked it out afterwards.

So to all the creepers out there, you've been forewarned... try anything foolish and you're likely to get shot.


Blogger Amanda said...

Haven't seen you around in awhile...is everything going okay?

1:24:00 PM  
Blogger IAMB said...

Ditto on what Amanda said. You've been absent for too long, and that worries me.

2:04:00 PM  

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