Attempted home invasion

Reportedly: There was an attempted break-in on tiny, dead-end Pony Lane in Colorado Springs at around 1:15 am on Wed. January 18. This is basically the only place I have to post the details publicly. This post is for the benefit folks in the general Promontory Point neighborhood, some of whom will get the link.

Pony Lane is where my parents live, but the attempted break-in occurred at a different house. Reportedly a car pulled up to a house which was occupied… roughly two people appear to have walked around back and broken a gate to get into the back yard. When they tried to enter the house, an alarm went off and cops were auto-notified. The homeowner called 911 , stayed on the line, and later cops arrived. All of Pony Lane is considered private property but is not sealed off.

It was snowy so footprints told the tale. There are reports that they tried to enter other houses or yards. Most of the homeowners on Pony Lane itself have now been informed by email. A security service came and patrolled the street at least once over night with bright yellow flashing lights.

Unsatisfying story. I was hoping the bad guys got shot by at least one of the neighbors.