JUST ANOTHER DAY IN “JILL’S WORLD”!!! YOU ARE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS!!! Come along,folks. “THIS” TRIP… IS A “THRILLER”!!!
Tonight was a special dinner/awards ceremony for my son’s Boy Scout Troop at R.B. Hunt Elementary School here on the Island of St. Augustine Beach. Chris and Chase were already at the school before I arrived home from work. Danielle and I left home for the evening’s event at about 6:45 pm, ET, Wed., 10/29/14.
Danielle and I left immediately following the event and pulled into the driveway of our home at approximately 8:00 pm, ET. A young man had come out of nowhere up to the driver’s side of our car and immediately began yelling at me: “WHO DO YOU WORK FOR???” I was so dumbfound by the question that “I”… SAID NOTHING!!! The commotion caused Danielle to peer over from the passenger side seat, at which point this young man began yelling at her to stop looking at him. He then yelled for her to “stop flirting” with him and he turned, in an aggressive manner, to approach her side of the car.
MOMMA BEAR… came out to “PLAY,” at this point, and Danielle immediately locked the car doors. I followed him around the car and quickly maneuvered myself between him and the passenger door of the car, encouraging him to back off by raising my Left arm in a defensive manner while calmly stating, “Sir, that’s my daughter. She’s 17 years old.” He pushed my arm away, turned and walked down the driveway onto Lee Drive toward the development’s exit. (I assumed)
I yelled for Danielle to exit the car as soon as he was a safe distance away for us to race into the house, shutting the garage door behind us!!! WE WERE SAFE!!! Safe, but scared and shaken. Danielle cried, hysterically. I immediately peered out our kitchen nook window in search for any sign of him. He was gone.
I said to myself, “Self… WHAT just happened out there?” “IT” made NO sense AT ALL!!! “Who do [I] work for???” WHAT??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Now, THIS guy was…???…???…???… “CRAZY”??? Now “THAT” (CRAZY), IS MY FAVORITE WORD… AS WE ALREADY KNOW!!!
I grabbed our land line phone and quickly dialed “9-1-1” to report this to police. The St. Augustine Beach Police Dept. responded QUICKLY!!! Officer McLerran arrived at our home, took a quick report and a description of the young man from myself to quickly alert other officers. She (Officer McLerran) soon received word, via “walkie-talkie” that a gentleman had been apprehended in the nearby vicinity that, possibly, matched the description. WOW!!! Quick response!!! GO TEAM ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH POLICE DEPT.!!!
Chris and Chase had since arrived home and Chris accompanied me in the back of the police SUV driven by Officer McLerran for a positive i.d., just down the street, a short distance from our home. “I” was anxious… and hopeful. “THIS” man, however, was NOT… “THE” young man who had been at our home.
Officer McLerran drove us home. She took individual statements from both Danielle and myself. And then… she was gone. It wasn’t long before the phone rang, requesting us to travel to a nearby location where a second suspect had been apprehended that also matched the description. “THIS” guy… was the “RIGHT” guy!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! EXCELLENT WORK, officers!!! GO TEAM ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH POLICE DEPT.!!! YOU GUYS ARE DEFINITELY #1 AT numberoneteam.net!!!
It is currently 11:30 pm, ET. I need to wind-down, folks. My heart is still racing. In retrospect, I had NOT been fearful for myself at all with the initial encounter. “THINGS” changed, IMMEDIATELY, as he turned his attention toward Danielle. “HE”… headed toward my daughter in a crazed manner and ALL thoughts turned toward protecting my “cub”. Momma Bear was coming out to “play”!!! 😉
This young man appeared clean-cut, almost cute, in the dark. He did not “SMELL” of alcohol or uncleanliness. “HE”… was “CRAZY”!!! WHAT??? “CRAZY???” SHUT-UP, JILL!!! FOLKS, I CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!! “Crazy” Jill encountered a crazy man in the driveway of the Allen household on Wed. evening 10/29/14!!! “HE”… did NOT know “WHO” I was or “WHO” he was dealing with!!! 😉
Heavenly Father, I thank you for Your protection this evening in keeping Danielle and myself safe. I thank you for the extreme diligence displayed by the St. Augustine Beach Police Dept. And I ask You, Father, to please forgive this young man. He knows not what he does. Please guide and protect him as he struggles with his plate of “STUFF,” while simply seeking to survive… “LIFE”. Amen.
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! Amen.
AGAIN…ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH POLICE DEPT. IS A #1 TEAM!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!