(I know, I just wrote that we’re done here, but lots of folks had been asking about the helicopters over Wallingford the other night, and this story of a going on in the neighborhood needs to be shared.)
On Sunday, Ian wrote:
Thought your readers might be interested to know that we had an attempted burglary at our house on the 3600 block of Bagley Avenue this evening. My wife and I were watching TV in our living room when I heard movement upstairs and went up to discover a man in our upstairs hallway – we have a second-floor entrance to the back of our house which we’d accidentally left unlocked earlier in the day, which he’d come in by.
I had a tussle with the man, who was white, about six foot tall, with dark hair and a narrow face. I held onto him for a while but he managed to get away before the police arrived at the house (that helicopter you may have heard on Saturday night was searching for him). Fortunately we disturbed him before he managed to take anything, and he was unarmed, so things turned out well for us.
From the way he reacted when I caught him, he struck me as an opportunistic thief who’d been prowling around and discovered that our back door was unlocked, rather than a professional house-breaker – though he did have a crowbar with him. So it may be good for folks to keep an eye out.