Wednesday, November 12, 2008


...scary!!! So last night, I'm sound asleep in bed then I hear the dogs barking. I slowly wake up and see Matt jumping out of bed, I look at him and say, "What are you doing?" He tells me that someone rang the doorbell-keep in mind that this is 10:45 at NIGHT!!! So I start to get scared! I let Matt answer the door then I hear him talking to someone and see flashing lights. I go to the door and see Matt standing on the front porch talking to a police officer. There's a fire truck at the end of our street lighting up the whole neighborhood and three police cars in each part of the streets. Matt comes back inside and lets me know that the cop told him someone lit a pipe bomb on the front porch of the vacant house across the street! We look outside and the whole neighborhood is up and watching what's going on. The cop was knocking on people's doors to see if they knew or saw anything.

The fire truck leaves so Matt goes outside to move his truck off the street into the driveway and then our two side neighbors come over. Story goes...this girl was driving down our street and saw fire on the front porch of this house so she runs to the neighbor's door yelling calling 9-1-1!!! It was actually a sparkler bomb with aerosal cans tied to it! Now this house has been vacant for at least 4 months and all the neighbors have been watching it (we're a good neighborhood watch system). First off, their grass got out of control and the city had to mow it. Then one lady saw the cops at the gas station one night and asked them to come check it out then a couple weeks ago, I was coming home from work and saw some kids in the driveway going into the garage (yes, this house is vacant yet their garage door is half up/half down with STUFF in it!). So long story short, we've all been keeping an eye on this house yet this still happened. I asked Matt, what if they had done that to our house? He tried to reassure me we were okay but by this point, my heart was racing, my stomach hurt and I was wide awake. So I layed in bed writing my blog in my head until I finally drifted off to sleep.

To stay positive though, the policeman that came to our door was pretty cute!!!


LucyinStLou said...

That is just downright scary! Wow, I'm assuming they were just bored teens without a great concept of consequences? I'm glad to hear someone saw it in time.

Anonymous said...

Yikes!! Thank goodness everyone is ok.