so here I am coming home about 11.00am this morning....my roommate had been gone from the house about an hour at this stage....I unlock the front door and walk up the hallway and into the main bedroom and throw my briefcase on the bed
. I'm talking on the phone
all this time to my roommate....and I notice a shadow through the blinds on the back deck
...get this...bent down at the double french door to the main bedroom TRYING TO JIMMY THAT SUCKER OPEN!!!!!!!!$!$#^%!@$#!^$#!$#!!!!!!!
I quickly back out of the room and quietly leave the house by the front door and dial 911...the cops (God bless em!!) were there inside 2 minutes...uniform goes around the back gun drawn and up to the deck
...I see the french door open so I hightail it around the front in case the perp runs out the front...a detective is just pulling up...this is 30 seconds after the first cop pulls up...and I let him in the front door...the perp see the one on the back deck and slams the door in his face and runs through the bedroom with the cop in hot pursuit and almost runs into the detective coming up the hallway...the perp runs into the kitchen and takes a flying leap at the kitchen window....breaks one pane and cuts his head
to the bone...good thing he didn't go through as there is a 15ft drop to concrete out that window....the cops wrestle with him on the futon couch under the window and subdue him...meanwhile in the 30 seconds that all this happens there are 4 more cops rushing in the house from all over....it shocked me to see this mad violence in my own house but I'll thank those cops till the day I die...I'm still jittery and shocked over seeing this go down in my OWN DAMN KITCHEN!!!!!!
The perp had , in 2 minutes, had taken $500 in change and put it in a backpack...had put two laptops in another bag and taken various watches and cameras and a wallet.....
What a HELL of a day....I am exhausted from the monumental adrenaline high...but the perp has a huge gash in his head
and he's looking at 5-10...he's DAMN lucky I wasn't home a few minutes earlier or later because he would have been shot dead.....I'm thankful I had time to get out without alerting him and had time to call the cops........
I have been in this house and in this neighborhood for almost 7 years without incident and 10 days before I leave on my sailing adventure this happens....if ever I needed proof it was time to get the hell out this is it!!!!!!
10 days and I'm out to sea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot come soon enough!!!!!