I am sick to my stomach and just about as mad as can be.
So, we have our house done up in these blue L.E.D lights, they're beautiful, and we keep them on all the time (L.E.D.'s barely any energy use at all!).
Well, last week, one string on our mailbox dissapeared. It had been stolen, and we were like 'bummer' but we figured it was just some kids playing a prank. No big deal. My dad then put zip ties connecting all the wires together, and some sensors that would set off a tone in the house to tell us if anyone was out there.
We thought we were good until Wednesday morning. We woke up and FOUR (yes FOUR) strings of lights were gone off of our row of trees. We saw footprints... it looked a like one guy. Usually kids would do something like that in groups... now we're mad.
So, my dad put up MORE sensors, and some cameras. And now, just last night at 10pm, we were all in the house, lights on -you could see that we were come. I heard the motion sensors go off. I peeked out the window and saw a car driving by a little slowely -I figured it was nothing, as the cars are usually doing that because the road is covered in snow pack, and people like to drive by slowely to stare at our lights.
So, I figured it was just the car tripping the sensors, and I went back and resumed playing HL2. I heard it again. I started towards the window to peek again, and I hear my mom in the bedroom screaming "He's out there, he's taking the lights, go out there, get dad!"
I was just a few steps to the window, so I looked out, and I saw a tall young guy, in a black hoodie turn towards the house and take off running. So I ran out the front door and screamed at him. He was already gone by the time we could get out there....
So bold... it was only 10 pm.... 10 pm! The lights were on in the house. We were obviously there! I am just so sick about this. What kind of person does these things? Risks criminal charges for strings of $7 lights???
This doesn't help any in my family's peace of mind either, since our house was burgled 2 years ago... cars stolen, ect. All while we were away. And now this guy steals our Christmas lights while we're home?
I'm sorry... I just had to rant... I'm so upset about this...