It's three a.m. now and the cops just left.
I was awoken a little over an hour ago by my roommate Allison saying "Amy! Wake up! There's a guy in our garage!" We have a detached garage that's about 3 feet behind Allison's room. She was up, and she heard movement in there so she turned off her light and could see a guy moving around in there with a cell phone as a light. I heard Allison call 911 and tell the dispatcher that we had an intruder and that she could see him in there still, so they sent the cops over. They got here fast--I saw a cop car on the street north of us in no time. By this time, I was peeking out my blinds and saw a guy stroll right past my window and go down the stairs to an apartment in the house next door (to the north of our house, and my room is on the north side of the house). So Bad Guy went down there, and then came back out and started coming back up the stairs. That's when I realized there wasn't just one cop; about five of them triangulated (I know, you can't triangulate with five) and I couldn't help thinking about the lions taking down the zebra. I found myself going "get him get him!" And they did. They shouted "GET UP HERE! GET UP HERE! GET DOWN ON THE GROUND!!!" He resisted, but they got him down on the ground.
At this point, little Hillery came upstairs, terrified and having no idea what was going on, so we filled her in and we all watched the show from our beds in mine and Amy's room. Then Amy and Allison had to go fill out police reports, blah blah blah...Anyway, the cop told us that they got the guy on counts of trespassing, burglary, and resisting arrest and he's going to jail tonight. He told us the guy would get a minimum of two years for all that. Amy and Allison might have to testify in court, but the cop said he was pretty sure the guy will be in jail for quite a while.
Maybe now our landlord will believe us when we say we need better safety measures instead of just saying that the cop was "trying to scare us" like he said last time. Fun times!