Imagine that it's very early in the morning, and you're heading out the door to go to work. You open your garage door, get in the car...and see a masked man with a gun.
According to KTNV-ABC news, that's pretty much what happened to a woman in Summerlin (an area of Las Vegas) on Monday morning.
Apparently the man fired a shot at the car as the woman quickly backed out of her driveway in an attempt to escape from the attack. Luckily, it appears that the woman was unharmed and no one else was injured.
Police suspect that the attack might have been pre-planned and was not random. It seems that the attacker may have known what time the woman would be leaving for work.
Although no description of the attacker has been released, it has been reported that he was wearing a mask like the one from the Scream movies. Anyone with information about this incident should contact police or Crime Stoppers.
This story is incredible to me. How many times do we go outside each day--to take out the trash, get in our cars, check the mail--and the last thing we expect is to see a man in a mask. This story has reminded me that it is always smart to be aware of your surroundings every time you leave the house...even if you're just walking to the end of your driveway.
These days, is there such a thing as being too cautious?