IT WAS 2 A.M. when the dog started growling in that way that means one thing: someone is too close to the house. Shortly after the growling, light beams started flickering through the bedroom curtains. We got up to look: someone was running through our backyard with a flashlight.
We then noticed a police car parked at one end of the back lane and another on the street. There were a few police officers running through our yard (not fenced) and then back through the back lane. They had dogs too. We wondered who they were after and what was happening but there was not much to find out no matter how hard we stared, so we went back to bed.