Monday, October 26, 2009

A Bark Worse Than a Bite

What better way to start a new week than a return to the weird and wacky news from my local paper. I don't even know what to say about this latest installment. . . but I suspect that it really didn't matter how convincing the woman needed to be in order to scare off an intruder. (For the record, I don't think the people who live around here are any weirder or wackier than most; and based on my latest perusal of "People of WalMart," I'm convinced that weirdness is a universal malady.)~cn

Anyway, for your reading pleasure(?), I present the following:

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Woman acts like a dog to scare off man
A Simmons Street woman scared off a would-be burglar about 11 p.m. Saturday by acting like a dog, an Athens-Clarke police report said.
When a suspicious man tried turning the woman's door knob, she got on the floor and began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog, police said, though what dog-like behaviors she specifically mimicked remains unknown.
The man, who wore an olive jacket, quickly ran from the porch, according to the report. Police searched the neighborhood for him, but to no avail.

news@onlineathens.com Story updated at 8:10 pm on 10/25/2009

Have a great week!!

13 comments:

Julie said...

That's a fabulous story, Cathy--thanks for sharing that! Made me laugh (not good while eating cereal, I must say!) I think we're all a bit strange if the occasion calls for it, don't you think?!

Lori said...

that is FREAKIN' hysterical!!! oh, you find the funniest things!!!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh my!! I'm glad it worked!! LOL!!

madrekarin said...

I just read about this online! What a quick thinker. Seriously, I'm not sure I would have my wits about me if I knew someone was trying to break in. Well, that and all of my doors have glass so they would see right through my ploy. lol
You do get the best news in Athens.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

why didn't she just call 911!?!?

Rebecca Ramsey said...

HILARIOUS! I love that.
You just can't beat real life stories like that--it's what fiction hopes to be!

❦TattingChic said...

HA HA HA! THat is hilariously funny! I ♥ it! Truth is stranger than fiction this say and this is a very humorous example of that.

Designs By CK said...

Vishing you a VONDERFUL Hallowe'en!

SpOOky CK (-:

XOXO

Jacquelynne said...

I wouldn't have thought of that either... She must have been REALLY convincing, though!

an encourager said...

Hmmmmm... Always good to know new tricks!

Grace said...

haha that is too funny! She must have been really good or he realized it was a woman and ran because he figured "she is crazy" lol Thanks for sharing! Hugs

cindy said...

I had heard this...thought it was too funny!!!!!

-c
yapping cat

Jann said...

Hey, well, it worked, didn't it? Thanks for a good laugh!