There's a married couple out at the end of our road, maybe a half mile of farm fields from me, who own a machine shop that they built from the ground up. They're nice folks-he's 78 and she's 76. They are LOADED-everyone knows that they are very wealthy, but they don't flaunt it at all. They have a few employees and I'm told they don't pay real well ad can be hard to work for. He is pretty big and they have a golf cart to get around on their few acres and between the house and shop (located beside each other). At 7:00 this morning they were jumped by 3 gun toting guys wearing hoodies. They were forced into their basement, tied to chairs, and she was forced to open their safe. They got away with (and this is not a typo) $68,000 in cash. No idea who they were but the scuttlebutt is it has to be someone who knows them. This makes me sick. These people worked hard and made a good living for themselves and this happens. I'd have shot the bastards. I don't know the victims real super well, but they are nice and very neighborly. Plus, you can't prove it was an inside job-now I don't feel as safe. I am well defended in my home-I'll leave it at that-but now I'm more tense and observant. I'll be checking the doors twice tonight.