Had quite the scare this morning about 3:45. The dog suddenly started barking and the ring doorbell notification went off on our phones. My wife looked at the video without her glasses on and told me there were two people on our front porch. I jumped out of bed and threw on some clothes. There an SUV parked in the street at the bottom of our driveway with the lights on but I didn't see anybody. My first thought was they were breaking in the back door or into the garage where my woodshop is.
I started towards the garage and noticed the overhead lights were on in the garage. My brain decided the potential thieves turned on the overhead so they could see in the garage. I opened the door but there was nobody around. I walked to the garage door and stuck my head around the back of the minivan and could see the suv in the street. I still didn't see any people. I went back in the house, closed the garage doors and shut off the overhead light. Then I went to the front door and turned on the outside lights. As soon as I did that the suv drove away fairly quickly.
I called 911 and explained the whole situation. Within a few seconds he told me the suv was an officer and he would back to my door and asked if I would meet them. By this time my heart was going about a million miles an hour. About 30 seconds later they stopped across the street and walked up into the front yard. I let them in the door and they explained they noticed my garage was open and they were investigating because there has been a rash of thefts in our neighborhood lately. Even as brave as stealing cars out of the garage. I am grateful they investigated but damn that was a scary thing in the middle of the night.