Monday, October 19, 2015

Yes, on the rooftop


Saturday morning I was happily enjoying my sleep, when I was woken by a loud noise on the roof. I didn't pay much attention to it, because there have been large birds landing and resting on it for weeks. However, that changed when my mom answered the phone and started screaming. Me and my siblings all rushed out of bed and toward my mom, who was screaming there was a man on our roof.

My first instinct? Grab my baseball bat and head outside. I didn't see the guy, as I was trying to calm down the dogs. But my brother headed out to check it out and luckily, most of our neighbors were already in front of our house, trying to find out how the heck the dude got on it in the first place.

Apparently, he was being chased and having run through various neighbors backyards, saw our carport, jumped onto it, and then our roof. Hah? Yes, apparently that made sense to him. My brother and the neighborhood watch demanded he get off the roof, after enduring his crazy ranting.  After twenty minutes the police came and they took him away.

I know what you're going to say. This would make an interesting detail for a story. But honestly? I just wish crazy crap like this would stop happening to me, or my family. But such is life, right? Of all the things I thought could happen, I didn't think of some random person coming to hide on our roof.


34 comments :

  1. Yikes! What a way to wake up in the morning.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! It wasn't even 7 am yet. Inconsiderate dude:)

      Delete
  2. Now that's a first. Good thing the cops came. What a strange dude.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed. And people think I do strange things:)

      Delete
  3. Yikes is right! I would hate to work up like that. The only time I would want someone on my roof is if I were paying them to fix it or something.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, right? I mostly hate how the adrenaline makes me feel. Definitely not a fun start to the day:)

      Delete
  4. That's pretty scary. I'm glad you're all safe. So I assume the police were chasing him? Because if you put it in a story, I'd suggest making it that someone sinister is chasing him!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We're not really sure who was chasing him. The police weren't aware of his antics until my brother called for them to fetch him.

      Delete
  5. Ugh. That would have freaked me out big time. Glad that everyone's okay.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm just glad it was over so quick.

      Delete
  6. Hi Murees - these things happen - I had that in London .. but it is always frightening - at least there were plenty of you - also there were plenty of neighbours. Extremely upsetting though .. take care and all the best - Hilary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Hilary. Sorry this had to happen to you as well.

      Delete
  7. Scary way to wake up! I think I would have had a heart attack! Glad you're okay and the police came and got the guy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I was more angry at that moment. But before, when someone tried to break in while we were at home I was definitely scared.

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Right? I'm just happy it got resolved quickly. Thank you.

      Delete
  9. That is so weird. I don't want to experience that sort of thing just so I can have plot points for books. I'm grateful you're okay.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I agree. I don't need anymore writing ideas. What I need is more hours in a day:)

      Delete
  10. So sorry Murees! What a terrible ordeal. Glad they caught him and everyone is okay.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Deanie. It seems so surreal now

      Delete
  11. A rude awakening as they say Murees! Eek. You don't need this!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Denise. No, I definitely don't need it. But I guess these things just happen.

      Delete
  12. Truthfully, I think that could make an amazing comedy piece, but I get why it would be disturbing. Seriously? What was the guy thinking?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope he was insane. If he was lucid, this might be even more frightening. But i understand what you mean about a comedy scenario.

      Delete
  13. Oh my gosh this is crazy. Sorry this happened to your family! I would have been totally freaked out.

    ReplyDelete
  14. That sounds like a terrible way to wake up. I'm glad the police got him and he came down. There are definitely experiences that sound like they might go well in a book that we don't need or want to write about - I hope life gets a little less stressful soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Tyrean. I don't think I want to write about this experience, at least not now:)

      Delete
  15. What a frightening experience. I'm glad everything turned out okay. There are a lot of weird people in the world. Have a quieter rest of the week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Hope you had a great weekend.

      Delete
  16. Oh dear. What a scary wake up call. I can't help, but wonder, just what he was running away from in the first place. Hmm, maybe you should try and get an interview with the crazy roof man. That could make for fantastic reading. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Joss. I don't think I ever want to meet that guy:) Apparently he committed a crime and the people in his neighborhood chased him, to apprehend him. But I don't know. Too freaky for me. Thank you for the visit.

      Delete

Please leave a comment. I love comments.