Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Well that was interesting...

I received a frantic call from my wife this afternoon that someone had broken in to the house while our son Ausitn was there. I was stuck at work at the time and couldn't just up and run but a few moments later I took off for my house.

As I turned down our street I could see 5 police cars on either side of the road but they weren't at our house... they were a block closer to me than what I would have thought... then I see my wife trotting down the sidewalk pointing. Another police car croses my path on a cross street and then I get to that street and see 3 more police cars on the side of the road. I slow down and talk to Donna and she says she's seen them and they are trying to catch them (my wife in joint pursuit on foot with the local law enforcement agency). I asked if she wanted to get in and she said no. She was in hot pursuit. I turn right and make the block and pull up at my house.

I go inside because I want to see if Austin is ok. He's fine. Not even very anxious. I find out our dog (Austin's dog Baily) started barking. He then went upstairs and barked at Austin and Austin went down stairs to find a young man standing in our dining room. He says he's looking for a person and then leaves. This sounds like an episode of Lassie... anyway Donna comes in and all dote over the dog for his heroic act and then we see the police pull up in front of the house.

The officer comes to the front door and talks to us a little and finds out that our son saw one of them and that Donna saw 3 of them running between houses in the neighborhood. They have them apprehended in front of the CVS. He asks us to come to CVS and ID them. I drive Donna and Austin over to the CVS and sure enough it's the ones they saw. The one Austin saw in the house even points and nods at Austin.

They ask Austin and Donna to come to the station and write up a witness statement. This all happened in less than an hour. I head on back to work...and here I am letting you know about our little exciting moment today.

4 comments:

oldfart said...

Wow!! What fun. It is good to hear everyone is ok.

Todd Wright said...

That's scary, man. Austin saves the day!

(Or the dog, really...)

Artie said...

I like to think it was a joint effort of all involved. Between Donna's high speed on foot pursuit, the dogs alertness and Austin's 6'3" frame looming down from the stairs our robbery was thwarted and the perps were apprehended...

Newton said...

WOW once again you do have drama in your life!
Again Donna is the one in control of things....My hats off to her she does everything!