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Stranger In Town

Saturday night had a bit of excitement I could have done with out.
My husband and I were in our family room, while my girls were playing in the back yard with their friends. We had all of the windows open, listening to the kids screaming for joy, or anger, from being splashed in the pool.
Next thing we hear is a mans voice shouting something like "Stop Right There!"
My husband and I look at each other. He runs to the back yard while my daughter comes in from the front door saying that a stranger had come into the backyard. She said that she waved at him, he waved back, then he went climbing down our bank. (What this stranger didn't realize is that the bank is full of blackberry brambles so he didn't get very far.)
When I went to the front of our house I saw 10 police cars lining the street. 10!
An officer came to me to say that they had "the suspect in custody" and that everything was clear.
This man was stopped for a traffic violation and decided to run from the police. A neighbor across the street heard the sirens and looked out their window to see a man run into the backyard and called 911.
Yeah for neighbors!!!
Yeah for all of us looking out for one another!!!
It all happened so fast, and my mind plays so many horrible scenes over and over. It could have been so different, ya' know.

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