2017 GIANT'S SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
VICTIMS OF BONNAROO?
The police came over and talked to me and were each and every one very, very kind. One came in and saw what the perpetrator had gone through in the school room...he had thrown the paper cutter down on the floor, had pulled out all the containers of paint and the paint brushes, and taken things off the top of the computer desk...strange items to go through and throw around...but I guess when you are probably looking for drugs and/or money you will look anywhere?
The police asked me about a weekly container of pills that they found on this young man. I went and checked and Woody's container was missing from its spot. They then showed it to me and it was Woody's (nothing taken from it). Later we found out that he had picked up a baby bottle that is on our kitchen table that we are putting change into for a fund raiser for a local crisis pregnancy center. I later found that in Nathan and Kathy's recycle bin on the side of their house. Woody is the one who discovered that it was missing because when he came home from his walk, he had change to put in it and it wasn't on the table.
I guess all's well that ends well! The police are pretty sure that he was someone who was passing through from Bonnaroo...a huge rock concert type venue on the order of Woodstock in the days of yore! Bonnaroo takes place in Manchester, TN at this time each year. The town grows by thousands and thousands for those few days. Manchester is about 20 min. away by car. The story does go on a bit as a while later police cars started showing up on our street again...two police cars and later a sheriff's car. Then two policemen came back and were walking through the yards obviously looking for something. When they got to our yard they said that they were looking for a set of keys. They had found a stollen car that had been abandoned in a nearby church parking lot. The police figured the stollen car and our break in were related.
We have come out of this none the worse for wear...at least I think we have. One of the policemen said that the young man would be getting jail time due to the fact that he entered our house uninvited (made no difference that doors were unlocked) and also took drugs from us and that what he had done was a felony. I just hope that he can get off the drugs that he was pretty obviously on (both police and Nathan said that he was pretty "spaced out" on something...hope that jail time will get him off the drugs and that he will come to his senses and clean his act up...but...guess only time will tell. I am just thankful that he was very docile on drugs...as I easily scared him out of the house and he made no resistance to the police arresting him. Not your typical day in OUR neighborhood!
And, the Rest of the Day?
Well, the rest of the day for us was pretty mundane. I had a hard time spending much time in the house after the break in. I sat out on the porch for quite a while today...even attempted to put the finishing touches on tomorrow's Sunday School lesson out on the porch...but...hard to wrap my head around anything at the moment! Woody and I had fun watching a large flock of chickadees take turns at the feeder and then a group of nuthatches came also. Relaxing watching the birds! Woody went on to the library for his usual Saturday visit. He has spent quite a bit of time mowing. And, I'm going to go downstairs as soon as I hit the publish button and make sure that the doors are ALL locked! What was your day like? I hope you had less of an adrenalin rush than I!!!