It's the first week of April, still chilly at night, but that's not holding back the burglars and thieves. They're hard at work already.
My neighbor chased one off her porch the other morning stealing a cast-iron chair; they got away with it, but had to leave the little table and the other chair. No doubt they will return for them at a later date.
My property has been violated twice in the past two weeks. Thieves got into my vehicle rummaging through it. taking nothing because I leave nothing of value in it.
Our refrigerator on the back porch, where we keep fruit juice drinks and sodas for the grandkids, along with beer for friends, has been gone through twice in seven days. This kind of behavior usually doesn't start until June or July.
For us, the lucky people of Modesto, the season of lowlifes carousing our neighborhoods, eluding the police brazenly and taking what's not theirs, has started.