Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Space Invaded

I wasn't really sure if I was going to tell everyone this or not. But I decided most of you would hear about it one way or another so I might as well tell you. Someone tried to break into our house while we were at work today. Fortunately they tried to come in through the window in our mud room. The window was open with screen in place. We don't lock our doors all the time. The door in the mudroom happened to be locked today. We hardly ever open the window in the mudroom but today Leigh opened it before she left. We decided it was good that whoever tried to break in only went to that window. It happened to be the room that Leo, the Old English Sheepdog, and Cully, the Borzoi hang out in during the day. Whoever it was did steal an antique crock of Leighs. It was just inside the window on the chest of drawers that is under the window. When I got home around 4:00 I noticed the screen in the window was cut. I didn't think too much about it as nothing else was out of place. Or so it seemed. It was only when Leigh got home a few minutes later that I realized the crock was missing. My first thought was that she had moved the crock earlier in the day. She said she had not touched the crock. We believe that the dogs scared off the would be intruder. The screen has some claw marks in it that were not there yesterday. So I called the State Police to let them know what had happened. They took down all the pertinent info. I mostly wanted to just let them know more than I wanted them to do something about what had happened. Leigh and I were just laughing about them coming here to take fingerprints. We decided we could have our own CSI-Moretown. We would dust the crime scene with flour and then use duct tape to get fingerprints. All the Police could offer was to advise us to keep the windows closed and our doors locked.
It was more than likely kids looking to get some cash. Too bad they came to our house. They should have just asked me...we got no cash.

4 comments:

Moody Family said...

Scary. Glad you are both ok. Hopefully the pups scared them away for good.

Gardenboy said...

There are too many kids around here with drug problems who break into people's homes looking for cash. We suspect that was the motive. We hope the pups were enough of a deterrent to keep them away. But we are both a bit nervous about leaving today.

mcw said...

wow! the frightening thing these days is that you never know what a person, who is looking for drug money, might do if he is caught by the homeowner. i am glad that everyone is safe.

amy said...

Ew. Creepy.