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January 29, 2013 > Roof Noise

Roof Noise

By Anika Kohoutek

It was December 12, 2012 and my dad, my sister, and I were all eating dinner. All of a sudden we heard a noise that was coming from the side of our house. We all listened closely trying to find out what or who was making the noise. It went on for at least five minutes; then the noise stopped. I was scared! At first my dad thought it was only a raccoon, but he didn't sound so sure anymore. Two minutes later the noise sounded again and my dad decided it was time to call H911.

After he called, I looked out the window into the darkness of the front yard and to my surprise the police were already there. "That was fast!" I said to myself. The police were looking all around our house for the guy. However, the police could not get to him because he was on the back of our rooftop. I opened the door so that the police could get to our backyard. Sure enough they were able to get to him, right there on our rooftop!

The police commanded him to move to the front of the house and climb down on the ladder that a fire truck had brought. Once they had put the criminal in one of the many police cars, my sister and I were allowed to go outside again. First I told all the neighbors what happened. Then I was so excited and scared that I didn't know what to do next. I went inside our house where my dad was talking to three policemen; my sister Ella was close behind me. My dad asked the policemen if they could take a picture with us. After taking the picture I was excited again so I went outside where I met a fireman who let my sister and me go inside the fire truck. It was really cramped inside the cab.

On my way back into the house, I had an idea. I wanted to know how many officers came to catch the criminal so I counted and there were 23 policemen, two policewomen and five firemen! I saw my dad talking to the person with the K-9. I heard that the K-9 was taking commands in German from the policeman. The K-9 was so cute so I asked the policeman if I could pet him. I was surprised to find out how soft he was.

Soon, after petting the dog, all of the police cars left. The last car to go was the one with the man in it. I saw his mean face go by. Afterward, I told my friends that live down the street. As I walked back home I was thinking "what could be even more exciting?"

As I went to bed I answered my question... nothing could get more exciting around my neighborhood!


Anika is a fourth Grader at Mattos Elementary School

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