About 50 minutes ago something woke me up. Very slight noises outside my bedroom window. This window faces my driveway. I wasn't alarmed at first. My son works night shift across the river in Holyoke and sometimes gets out early. I looked out the window and saw a shadowy figure moving around my truck and then my car. What the f-bomb is he doing? Then I realize that there is no car in the driveway where he parks but there is a car parked on the street right next to my driveway, a place where no one else parks unless they are visiting. "HEY! GET AWAY FROM THERE" The person immediately beats feet for the parked car, gets in (no dome light goes on) and drives off with no headlights. By this time I am awake enough to grab my glasses and the phone to call the police non-emergency line to let them know that I chased off someone who seemed to be up to no-good. About 10 minutes later a cruiser pulls up in my street and an officer gets out. I tufn on the outside and inside lights and go out to talk with him. Report what little I can and he says that when they get off another call another cruiser or two will check out the area. But we both know that whoever it was is probably long gone. Now I am really pissed at whoever did it because they woke me up from a good sleep and robbed me of 60-90 minutes of solid rack time. I usually wake up between 4:30-5:00am. HOT WASH: Should I have done what I did or should I have gathered my wits and quietly moved into the kitchen to turn the outside lights on? 4:00am is considered in tactical circles as being the time of least awareness in a human being. Something woke me up and I was able to react. I guess that in this case, almost any reaction was good. I just hope that I scared him enough that he wet his pants.