The private security firm we use, Atlas Security, sends out a weekly newsletter of crimes and incidents in Port Elizabeth that they have responded to.
It is very detailed but depressing to read when you realise that these are only incidents that they have responded to. It does not include other security firms or the police.
Today however, when I read it I had to laugh. Here is an extract of one of the crimes they responded to:
“At 03h36 on Monday morning, an Outeniqua Street, Kamma Heights homeowner found a suspect sleeping in the back seat of his car that was parked in his yard.
The owner heard noises coming from his yard and found the 19-year-old boy sleeping on the seat, with their dog under his arm. The owner woke the suspect and questioned him. In the mean time, the owner’s wife phoned ATLAS to despatch a Response vehicle to their home.”
Yes, it is sad that the teenager that had to find somewhere to sleep, but did you notice who his sleeping partner was?
So much for having a watchdog…. I can just picture them snuggled up together keeping warm.