The cops came calling - but they had the wrong address
Friday, April 24, about mid-morning, with Shawn still upstairs in bed, Rhiannon and I were getting ready to head out for our walk when there was a pounding on the front door. Not nice, polite knocking, but hard, scary, pounding. I shouted, "What!!!??" I thought I sounded angry, Rhiannon says I sounded scared. I was both. We hurried to the door, and I checked through the peephole to see 5 uniformed officers with guns drawn waiting in a semi-circle around the door. I opened the door and asked (something like) "What's up, officers?" They asked Rhi and I to, "Please step out here, Ladies." You bet. I never argue with armed police. I could hear the dogs barking in the back yard. The officer who was talking asked if anyone had run into our house just now. Nope. They asked questions about the neighbors. I started shaking, and one slightly older officer said, "It's all right. You're all right. I'll explain in a minute." They had several police cars and one (or maybe two) officers were up on our stone wall walking the perimeter (That's what the dogs were barking at.)
It seems that there was an attempted home invasion down the street, and the police had been told that the perpetrator had run into our house. After some discussion, we were sent back into our house and told to stay there. You bet. Did mention that I never argue with armed men? Our walk was postponed (with option to cancel) until the cops said it was okay.
I looked out the back door and saw Jules bouncing at the officer on the wall, so I opened the door and called him in. He came right away just like he was a well trained dog. What a good boy he was. Gus, too. They stayed right beside Nans and me for the rest of the morning. A cop came by a little later to ask more questions about the neighbors. Sadly, I know almost nothing about my neighbors. There were cops on our wall for the next hour, with police cars outside the wall in the back and out front.
All-in-all, it was a very "exciting" morning. although, eventually we did go ahead and take our usual walk.