Burglars in the Yard.
I had not long arrived home from work and was upstairs sorting out clothes to wear for that evening. There was no radio or TV set on so there wasn’t any clue that there was someone in the house.
There is a small enclosure right outside my back door where the trash goes, this is separated from the backyard by a short rail fence and gate. I have always kept this gate padlocked.
Suddenly I hear noise that tells me someone is climbing the rail fence. Pressing myself close to the wall I looked down from the window and sure enough two youths were in the enclosure. My first thought was to grab something and run down and confront the intruders but something stopped me from doing that.
I had my cellphone in my pocket so I called the cops explaining the situation. Meantime I could hear the intruders had started work on the back door. Within minutes two cops appeared over the wall of the yard, and there was another at my front door who I quickly let in. Those youths, being trapped right there in the enclosure, must have realized their goose was roasted, they stood where they were and offered no resistance.
It turned out that both were local, both were known to the police.