My peaceful morning routine was turned upside down.
I live in a small town, a lot like Mayberry.
Stolen bikes are the most common crime.
This morning I noticed a very bright light outside our house.
The bright light was high-beam headlights driving very slowly down our street.
All of a sudden, I see a guy in a grey hoodie peering into my car window.
As he was about to smash my window for a smash-and-grab or to steal my car, I yelled out the front door.
"GET AWAY FROM THERE. GET AWAY FROM THERE. GET AWAY FROM THERE."
Ellen thought I was having one of my recurring nightmares where I think evil people are chasing me.
The jerk looked up at me and then jumped into a white getaway car.
My trusty Nest cam caught some of the action, but we didn't get a clear look at his face or the license plate of the car.
I'll be honest.
This shook me up.
We rarely lock our doors because there is no crime (we will lock our doors now.)
I never imagined I would need to call 911 and review video recordings with the police.
This is where I usually segue into a business or marketing story.
Today, I got nothing for you because I've never experienced anything like this.
My mind is still spinning.
All I can say is "Stay safe."