Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I'm gonna Creep You Out!
I got spooked out the other morning. At six thirty a.m. and doing my morning Yoga... I got a knock on the door. I asked "who is it?". There was just some mumbling and nothing really coherent coming through. I kept the door closed. Then came the turning of the door handle. Someone was actually trying to get in my house!
Well, I always keep pepper spray handy on a nail right by the door so I took it out of its leather satchel and yelled that I was calling the police right now and don't try to come in or else you will get a nasty surprise. Did not want them to know what weapon I had so he could prepare to block it.
I looked out the peep hole and just saw him standing facing the traffic with a cap on and what looked like a car service person's gear on.
Three cop cars showed up and he did not move from the porch or try to force his way in anymore. I also did not open the door...no duh. The only words I could actually hear from the man was "let me in cause its raining".
Turns out he had dementia and did not know where he was. The police just carted him off and I asked them if they knew if anybody was taking care of him. He visited someone else in the neighborhood a couple days ago, so maybe they will know some info.
He is one lucky fellow as many people here sport sawed off shotguns with enough force to cut him in half.
That episode gave me a fright though. My daughter says she heard the whole scene from her room. She says I freaked out. That is a teenager's perspective. I was upset but in control of the situation.
Anyhow, how is your Halloween week going? Did you have a demented Freddy Krueger show up on your doorstep?
Picture above of my latest gothic vampire piece. Its a trapeze of fangs and pearls.