It had only been three days since I got my new SureFire E1B Backup. I was sitting down to watch the evening news when my wife called down from upstairs, saying there were people in our backyard. By itself, this would have been mildly alarming, but the fact that, a few minutes earlier, I heard our backyard neighbor's burglar alarm go off escalated the situation.I grabbed my E1B and shined it out the back window. Eighty lumens lit up the entire backyard and, with it, three guys. They froze for a moment, then all bolted in different directions. Still not sure of the severity of the situation, I armed myself and went outside to sweep the property. The intruders were nowhere to be seen, but I noticed two sneakers in my driveway. One of the guys had taken off in such a hurry that he ran right out of his shoes. Fifteen minutes later, I noticed patrol cars in my neighbor's driveway. I walked out to speak with the officers and noticed one of them was escorting a teenager. My light lit him up, head to socks. He was not wearing shoes. I told the officer that I had a pair of sneakers in my driveway. She asked him if they were his, to which he replied, "Uh, no." Right, pal. Turns out it was just a high school party a few houses down, and a few drunken punks decided to run through backyards for a bit of light vandalism. I don't think they'll be running through mine again anytime soon. Thanks for a great piece of gear that performs flawlessly.
Glen Rock, NJ
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