Sometimes, fear just grabs the wheel and drives wherever it wants.
Case in point: I just moved into a new apartment in a quieter neighborhood. And because I watch TV shows about murder more than ones about priests reading that big book about God, I was immediately terrified of getting killed.
I literally slept with the bedroom door locked in a locked apartment.
That way, any serial killers would have to break down two doors and hopefully just give up, deciding that adding my limbs to the human chandelier they're working on is just too much hassle.
So I understand the man in this story.
A frightened 18-year-old guy called Sonoma County Sheriff's Office to report an intruder in his home. The police rushed over with sirens blazing, ready to save the day. One officer said,
We came out and he's all afraid, thinking there's a prowler in his house. Several deputies arrived and went in the house, a couple of others stayed outside to search the exterior.
They searched the house with the man to find the assailant.
A department spokesperson explained,
One of the deputies outside the house heard this scratching noise.
They eventually found the scoundrel responsible. They caught the perp red-handed and took a photograph as evidence for the court case that will undoubtably take place soon.
Here is that photograph.
The spokesmen explained the course of events like this:
[One of the deputies] shined his light around the house and saw this dog sticking his head out a skylight on the roof. The deputy said — and I quote — 'At that point we ditched all tactics and died laughing.'
Here is a close up picture of the criminal. I can barely look at it. Look at its cruel face. There is true evil in its gaze.
I'm sorry if seeing that was difficult for some of you. This world we live in is laced with horror.
This Great Dane was one of the man's dogs. It had stuck its head out of the skylight to get some fresh air.
It is serving life in prison, hopefully.