He Was A Felon!!
I finally found out about my unwanted visitor on Saturday. He had stolen a car!
Apparently, he was pulled over on the New Jersey Turnpike, either on a routine stop or because the car was suspicious. As soon as he stopped the car, he jumped out and ran, climbing the fence by the Turnpike and heading off into our neighborhood.
After that, the story gets a bit muddied but it's pretty clear the police were very quickly hot on his trail. Years ago, someone hid in the barns at the farm up the road, so that's where the police search started.
At some point, the kid hightailed it across the farm field, into my pasture, and then across my paddock where my version of the story began.
I guess the police had no idea whether or not he was armed and dangerous, so that explains the heavy police presence and why they were so worried.
Thank goodness he ended up being relatively harmless as far as that goes.
And thank goodness they caught him. I hope the car was OK and returned to the rightful owner in good shape.
Today, all is well and quiet at Follywoods, although it is pretty darn hot. The Boys are standing in their stalls with the fans blowing on them. We are going to have high heat (90F+) for the next three days. No fun for anyone outdoors.
And it's not even officially summer yet.