My Dad used to own a furniture store. The power went out, and when it came back on it caused the alarm to trip out and go off. When the alarm goes off, my Dad was always the first one to be called. He asked me to go with him, so I did. We didn’t leave the house right away, so by the time we got to the store, we thought the Police had already come and gone. Next, we went into the store and checked it out. Dad did some things on the computer there at the store. After that, we locked up the store and got into the truck. I need to mention that the whole building was glass, so you could see through to opposite side of the building. And it was pretty dark out side at the time.
Now comes the fun part…
As we were backing out we saw through the building what appeared to be a light of some sort. More specifically, it looked like a spot light from a police car. There were not any overhead police lights going, so we could not tell for sure. My Dad was pretty certain that it was a police car. He told me to run over there and tell them that everything was okay. That is exactly what I did. However, when I got to the other side of the building, I remember a police officer pulling his gun from the holster. The next thing I heard was “Freeze, Don’t Move. Put your hands in the air!” In was a matter of seconds, but what seemed like eternity, my Dad drove to my side of the building. When he got over there, the police were grilling him, and he had to prove that he was the owner of the store.
Moral of the story: Do not run towards a police officer in the dark, even if nothing is wrong.