Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Bowl 911 Call

The excitement for us on Super Bowl Sunday had nothing to do with what was on tv. As we were sitting in our family room on Sunday night we suddenly heard a loud crack at our window. I got up and went outside to see what hit the window and saw two boys walking down the street. They sped up when they heard me come outside, but I didn't see right away what they had actually done. I thought maybe they had thrown a snowball that had some salt pellets in it or something.
Apparently, though, these young boys (probably 10-12 years old) had decided it would be fun to shoot our large picture window with a bb gun. It shot right through the first pane of glass and cracked the second one but thankfully didn't go any further.
As soon as David realized what they did he shoved on his sneakers and took off after them. I had the lovely chore of calling 911 to report it and also had to let the dispatcher know that my hubby was last seen in red shorts chasing the boys down the street.
Thankfully, David was able to chase them until they (stupidly) went back into their own house. He was able to let their parents know what they did and then wait for the cops to show up. He wisely decided not to press charges and let the parents discipline the kids themselves (which, from his description of the smack the one boy got as soon as his parents heard, we're sure it's going to be plenty.) We opted to just have the parents pay to have the window taken care of. We're waiting for them to call back so we can see where we go from here, but I'm just thankful that 1) no one was hurt (unless you count the boy who may have gotten quite a spanking..) 2) it was only a bb and 3) it didn't completely penetrate the window, which would have created a draft during a very cold spell.

It sure would be nice if kids would stick to toilet papering yards. Messy but so much less expensive. And no need for the cops. Sigh.


Shayleen Lunt said...

So glad you are all okay. Aaron and I had to chuckle at the thought of having Dave chase boys down the road. I bet they were very scared (to say the least). Hope you can get the window paid for without any problems.

chelle said...

That happened to me once. I was home alone for the night with just Matthew as a nursing baby. I WAS sitting in the rocking chair by the window but for some reason, decided to go sit on the couch.
Not long after that a big rock came crashing through the window where I was sitting. (yes, through both panes of glass)
No way was I going to go out looking for who did it when I was home alone with a little baby. (Michael was out of the country)
I calle d911 and the cop said it was probably just some kids playing around and we would never find out who did it. We never did AND we had a bug hole through our window forever. We just didn't want to fork out the money to buy a new one so we put Seran wrap and tape over the hole. I am sure our neighbors loved that! We finally had to fix it when we put the house on the market.
I am so glad you were able to find out who did it and will hopefully get it taken care of.
I too had to laugh picturing David running down the street.

Erin said...

Yikes! I'm so glad everyone is okay. We mark Superbowls since our water heater exploded; now you can mark them since your window was shot! What a lovely way to commemorate the game. :)

Mama D said...

I'm glad no one was hurt. What an exciting (haha) way to spend Super Bowl Sunday!