Remember the guy who changed clothes on my front porch and sat down and ate crackers or cookies or something in the wee hours of July 10? He visited us again today!
There’s a little cake/cupcake shop in town. Several actually and I know where all of them are located and which ones have the best cupcakes! My favorite is closing the end of August and I’m so sad about that but, I told Addie we’d get cupcakes and macarons for her birthday. They don’t open til 10 and I figured after the announcement that they were closing soon, everyone would be going there to tell them bye and to get the cook baked goods. I told Addie we needed to be there just a few minutes after 10 to get what we wanted. We usually eat breakfast around 10 but I told Vince we’d put breakfast off til 11. Addie wanted ebelskivers and I had promised her I’d make them.
So . .we went and got cupcakes, got home and before I started fixing breakfast, Vince said his friend was spinning honey and Vince was going to go over and watch so Vince left. He said he’d be back about noon and we could have ebelskivers then so, at 11:56 a.m., I was in the kitchen frying bacon and making ebelskivers and Addie said “Granny! Someone’s knocking on the door.” Sometimes UPS or Fed Ex will drop a package at the door and tap on the door but everyone else rings the doorbell.
I went to the door and luckily, pulled the curtain back from the sidelight and heaven help me . . it was the naked guy but he had clothes on. He was looking around and thankfully not looking at the door so he didn’t see me but I’m sure he heard Addie yell to tell me there was someone at the door. It looks like he noticed the doorbell camera as he was walking up. My guess is that he thought if he didn’t ring the doorbell, it wouldn’t photograph him . . but it does. He knocked, then backed up . . all the way down four steps to get out of view of the camera.
He had some kind of tool in his hand. Vince enlarged the pictures and said it’s a glass breaking tool. He must have planned on breaking one of those sidelights if no one came to the door and hopefully being able to unlock the door with his hand but all of our doors require keys.
He was on a bicycle and rode his bicycle right up to my porch! We knew he hadn’t come down the driveway because that camera didn’t pick him up and we can see where he came across the yard on his bicycle.
He left when I didn’t open the door. Lucky for us, he did go down the driveway, Vince was coming home and as Vince turned onto our street, he saw the guy leaving our driveway on his bicycle so Vince stopped him:
Vince: Can I help you?
Guy: Can I have a bottle of water?
Vince: I don’t have a bottle of water.
Guy: You don’t have a bottle of water??
Vince: We drink tap water!
And, with that, he was gone. Before you ask . . we did call the sheriff’s department at probaby 12:15 or 12:30. We looked at all the videos because Vince wanted to see what he had in his hand. They still have not responded and it’s now after 4:00. Vince did tell them he was gone but he wanted them to come see the videos. Vince has the email of one of the deputies who responded to the first call so Vince sent him the videos.
Of course, we don’t expect anything to happen with the police. They have way too much going on these days and I’m not knocking them . . just glad we understand the situation and know we need to be able to do what we have to do if we ever find ourselves in a really bad situation.
I asked Vince if he thinks the guy will come back and he said “I never thought he’d come back after the first time and since he was here at noon . . in the middle of the day . . I’m not even going to guess what he might do.”
I may get lots of cross stitching done tonight because I bet there will be very little sleep for me. These kinds of things are hard for me to deal with for a few days.