Thursday night my wife Diane awoke me shortly after 11 p.m. and told me there was an intruder in our garage. I got up, dressed, and saw the lights in the garage were on, but we didn’t see anyone. I opened the door and yelled—with no response. The intruder had walked up to the back door and was spraying the deck with the water hose. He was claiming a monster was trying to eat him. He acted as if he was on drugs.
My wife called 911 and the dispatcher, Ms. Shelton, held her on the phone passing information to the deputies about this wild person on the back steps. When the deputies arrived, the intruder had gone off into the woods. I talked with Deputy Perry and Deputy Walker, who went looking for the man. When we went into the garage, we found this man had shuffled some things around and taken a pair of jumper cables to the electric wires, which could have shorted out and caused a fire. This man was obviously in the twilight zone.
My wife and I...
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