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Discussion in 'Just for Laughs and Games' started by Slowhand, Oct 15, 2008.

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    I thought I`d like to share this with you.

    As many of you know, my DW and I returned home from Florida on Monday 13th. On entering our house we saw a note left by the folks who had been the key holders of our house while we had been away.
    Apparently our burglar alarm had gone off at 11.30 pm on Sunday [12th] and the alarm company had rang them [getting them out of bed] to check things out.
    On arrival to our house they were greeted by a police response unit c/w a police dog and handler! :shocked025: They went through every room of our house but could not see any sign of a forced entry.
    They finally decided to check out our cellar which has been converted into a "boys room" with a pool table and bar etc. and saw a bat flying around which had obviously activated the sensor located down there which had triggered the alarm.
    Our friends tell me that it was like a scene from the Keystone Cops with two burly policemen with a German shepherd in tow chasing around the place trying to catch the critter using anything they could lay their hands [or paws :lol:] on!
    Eventually the "suspect" was caught and released back outside to carry on with his business....probably receiving a police caution for his/her efforts. :lol:

    How I would have loved to have been there to witness it.
     
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    A couple of years ago I dialled 999 because there were people in my neighbour's house and I knew they were away for the weekend. The people left just before a whole battery of cars screeched up and ran around the house. Fortunately the suspects got away because they turned out to be my neighbour's nephew come in to change the tape on the security camera. :lol:
     
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    Now that`s a more amusing tale than mine. :laugh:
     
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    Who was it that had the bat in the house and hid under a blanket with a box of Cheerios?

    Shelly - your name rings a bell here.
     
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    We have been called to my MIL's once. A very tacky christmas decoration had blown in front of the sensor.
     
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    It was Renae - or Cindernaenae!

    Has anyone invited her here? ;)
     
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    Go and get her. We want to here the bat story again. :lol:
     
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    Then I'd have to go "there":shocked025:

    Oh well if it's for the bat story....

    There is a scary thunderstorm that's been rattling my house for the last hour, luckily it's nearly gone. Thought we'd lose power there a few times - that was gairy! :scared004:
     
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    Terry, that is funny. Although I'm sure it wasn't so funny at that time of night for your keyholders. Wonder how the bat got into your cellar.
     
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    That`s a good question John.
    I`ve searched high and low for an entry point to no avail. :confused:...Spooky eh?
     
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    :lol: No, it wasn't me. Sounds like something I would do though :p015:
     
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    Definitely was Renae! That was so funny--although I would have been under at least two blankets and a comforter if it happened to me! :lol:
     
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    Poor little bat. :)
     
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    :lol: it is funny Terry....do you think the bat got in there while you were still home through an open door/window? :shocked025:Just thought ....if the poor little thing was in there all that time.....what did he live on.....:shocked025: sorry for :shocked025: again....I'm just thinking of spiders!
     
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    I`m sure that the bat must have entered the cellar on that night Diane or else the alarm would have triggered way before then.
    I know what you mean though, I heard somewhere that a pregnant female bat needs to eat around 3,000 insects a night in order to survive. [Just another snippet of useless information lodged somewhere in my brain! :lol:].
     
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    :lol: i know someone whose cat brought in a bat when i was on the phone to her , Teresa tell your story lol
     
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    I used to work for a hi-fi retailer and one night I got called out to the warehouse as the alarm had gone off. When I got there there were two gentlemen in blue waiting for me. They went in to look around and one of them went into the display room. A few seconds later he came out, white as a sheet and walking funny. His flashlight had picked out the eyes of the Pioneer panther on the top shelf. Needless to say he didn't get a lot of sympathy from his parter. Think he used a months supply of adrenalin that night.
     
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