This past Sunday at 7 am, my household was suddenly awakened by a loud banging on the front door. Having just been released from the hospital the day before for major surgery, it took a little time for me to get to the door.
To my utter astonishment, it was the Modesto Police Department responding to a complaint made by my neighbor about a dog barking all night. I don't have a dog and told the officer so. They then wanted to know if I had heard a dog barking all night (I did not) and if I knew who, in the neighborhood might have this deviant animal (I do not).
I would not have minded at all if they were in pursuit of a dangerous criminal that had perhaps jumped over my fence and was running amuck in the neighborhood, but a barking dog?
My question is why the MPD feels that they must wake up people so early on a Sunday morning for such a ridiculous complaint. If they want to question someone, wake up the person who made the complaint and leave the neighbors who have not complained alone.
Never miss a local story.
Better yet, if you are offended by the sounds of animals at night, buy earplugs. They also help with the noisy trains and sirens.