Oz, as a fellow aussie, do you live in the city, burbs or country?
this is important, kids of 14 aren't up at midnight ever round where I live (in the country) unless they're having a piss up for someones birthday,
that is the only time you'd see them on dr*gs either, following on from that, kids on dr*gs don't want to be seen by strangers or they might get
dobbed in to the police, and if it were dr*gs, they weren't looking for their kitten, they were up to something dodgy.
The street lights could be out because those kids broke them. Its plausible, especially if the cover of dark was something important to them.
Its a likely possibility that if you live in a poorer or 'rougher' community they were looking to scope out your house to rob at a later point - they
may be aware of times you are off the property for e.g.
if you were in the country I doubt the drugs OR the kitten, I accept the possibility of something unnatural and believe they had bad intentions.
in the burbs I'm more inclined to say dr*gs & theft, in the city even more so....but its still weird they wouldn't be discrete about it - and blacking
out the street would be overkill in that context....maybe not an irrational move for a BEK though?.
they could be foreigners too which would explain the accent and the 'over-doing' it trying to be aussie, also the parents thing could be really lousy
abusive parents, or really uptight strict parents who didn't know their kids were out and about on dr*gs....though regardless of what the truth is,
those kids were weird and if it was me I'd have gotten them to leave asap too....
I'm only considering this BEK story due to the obvious similarities between Oz's experience and the other 2 mentioned here; and quite frankly it
freaks me out.
You surely did the right thing buddy, stay safe
T&C and Grammar
edit on 3/10/10 by B.Morrison because: (no reason given)