This morning I got up because I had to be at work at 7:30. The power was out. Thank goodness I thought to set the alarm on my phone last night. I heard a knock at the door. That's odd I thought. When I went to look through the peep hole in the door I saw a police car driving off. No big deal, really didn't alarm me, there is a police officer who lives catty cornered to us. So I continued to get ready for work. I went out to warm my car before I left (it was about 32 degrees this morning) and John's car was not in the driveway. I went in, woke him up and told him his car was gone. He leaps out of bed, throws his clothes on and goes outside. I could hear him groaning. So we are just looking at each other like what should we do. He got the phone book out to look up the number for the police (we don't know it) and I went back in our bathroom to finish getting ready. A few minutes later I hear him groaning outside again. I go out and there are two police officers, a tow truck driver, our neighbor and John's car all wrecked up on the tow truck.
The dumb people who took our car had barely turned out of our neighborhood when the hit a pole (reason the power was out). We assume they gunned it to get away and lost control of the vehicle, but who knows. There was another person with them in another car and they apparently took the person from John's car and drove off. The person has to be hurt badly though, I mean you can tell their head hit the windshield.
So now we are dealing with the insurance company. Obviously the car will be totaled or so we assume, so he will have to get something else. What a way to start off the new year. I hope this is not a foreshadowing of how the rest of 2012 is going to shape up.