I stepped into the village for a salad and some beer; I walked home being it is only 6 1/2 minutes, at least to the pub.
I entered my wooden porch gate open my unlocked door and there stood a man directly in front of me, he said "oh shit" hit me closed fist in the jaw I slipped on my deck he ran past me and I began pursuit. I saw him running around the opposite end of the house so I ran back and bolted down the street when a man walking his dog asked what was going on, he sounded a bit startled. I told him an abbreviated version and he said the guy ran down the street and turned right. I ran to the corner the guy was gone...I went back to my house and looked around up and down and could not find anything that was missing, which means if its missing I don’t know yet. I grabbed a large flash light great for defense as well and went on the hunt. No sooner than I rounded the corner of the purp. a Fire truck and police car pulled up looking for a certain address, me being vain thought they were there to help me, I gave them directions to their emergency and told them my story and they called the police. Not to long after a police car pulled up, listened to my tale and by then the dog walker showed back up to share his version, my neighbor was there to watch, listen and learn.
According to the dog walker the perp was 6' athletic and ran like the wind, to me he looked the same, he was fast, the officer suggested drugs or my neighbor who is a psychologist by trade, one of them said a druggy can remain very fit for awhile until it all falls down. I'm fine, I slipped when I was hit, I was to busy trying to figure out which recently divorced buddy was moving in to think I should put up my dukes...I almost had the guy in my grip, so its best he got away...right? I don’t know what he did in my house, should I wash my soap? Who knows, he was clean cut, glass’s and he did run like the wind, he came in the back way to my house which makes me think he has watched it for awhile, seventeen years in the same place and this is the first unknown intruder…I agreed with my neighbors that we need to have a neighborhood watch, it’s a good neighborhood but now its time for a watch…I suppose it had to happen to me to become interested in such a thing but now that I am I will recruit some of my cronies and we will have a great time watching our neighbors….This is all based on fact as of 8/20/07 JW