Apparently when I listed the things that could happen, I left out "break in". Came to work Thursday, and as I was filling my mop and brush buckets, I looked up and saw a window in our fireside room was broken. I went into the kitchen and looked in from there, and the flat screen TV on the wall was missing. I immediately notified Pastor Brian, and he called the police. Yesterday, I was finishing up at work, and went to get the cart to haul the trash to the dumpster--and now the cart is missing! Well, now we know how the crook made off with the TV--which means it's likely he's nearby. There's a scuzzy group of fourplex apartments on our east side, and they're close enough for anyone there to get a good view of our comings and goings. I think the perp lives there. I texted Pastor, and he said good to know.
I reported the break-in at 8:15 a.m., and CSI showed up at 5 p.m.. Cops never showed, or somehow I didn't see them. Look, I know this is Santa Ana, the nation's toughest place to survive, and high crime, but come on. I was talking to my friend Michelle, and she says Pastor told her that the alarm went off like it was supposed to, but it rang for half an hour without the alarm company calling Pastor or anyone else on the call list, much less the cops.
If they took it to watch the Super Bowl on, I'll bet they'll sell it for dope after the game. Danielle--pastor's wife--is looking on Craigslist and EBay, etc., to see if the perp listed it for sale.
Oh, and I also discovered that the east gate was left unlocked. It's got a cord and small combination lock, and the cord was wrapped around the gate, but not the adjoining post. So now we know how he got in. He threw a brick--about 1/2" thick, about 3" by 5", judging from the fragments--to break the window. Glass and brick fragments were everywhere, especially glass. Must've had a heckuva good throwing arm. There was a good shoe print on the bench beneath the window, but the CSI lady said it's a common shoe sole type; not much she can do with that.