Last night ma went kind of on red alert when she noticed someone climbing up a ladder outside her window; me of course, why would I worry? If they're smart enough to use a ladder they're not stupid and if they break the window, well, you shout at them to be more careful next time... heh. It was far past time for sleeping that short of seeing a TV lowering out the window, little to worry about in my books.
In my shift from tired mode to quick-computate mode, things obviously suggested thief, or someone sneaking in without the parents knowledge. Seeing a young arm hanging out a window, holding a pink ribbon tied to the ladder and trying to 'remotely' hide it on the other hand, would suggest the latter to me. So of course, ma had me look up the non emergency number for the local police, which conveniently has an outpost like 2 minutes up the road from here. Sure enough, 17-year old whose probably going to have upset parents.
Nothing like being out in the cold with like four cops poking around to get you wide awake again. *Groans*