I had an interesting event happen to me last spring I thought Id share. I live out in the country where everybody has at least 5 acres and there are no streetlights, so its pretty dark and quiet at night. This was a real dark and moonless night; I was having trouble sleeping and was up about 1:00 AM in the morning just watching TV without any lights on. From my living room I can see straight down my driveway to the small country road about 100 yards away. Very few cars go down to road at night so you tend to look at them when they do, it just catches your eye. I saw a car stop in front of my place, turn his lights off, and back into my driveway. Then he just stopped there, no interior lights came on. If he came up my driveway on foot I have security lights that are positioned to come on about 50 feet from my house and shop, but they didnt come on. Im wondering why someone would just sit in his car in my driveway, what the **** is going on? So I figure Im going to go on a recon mission, I can move around in the dark, I know how to avoid my own security lights. My first thought was my shotgun, but maybe a little too much weapon. Next was my 9MM with the Surefire light on it, but then if you point the light at them, you are of course pointing the weapon at them, again, maybe too aggressive. It could be just some kids making out or something, I dont want to be the nut guy with a gun. So I took a regular flashlight and my carry weapon (Glock 36), holding it in my hand, but in my coat pocket. I sneak down to the car, I get about ten feet away from it before I notice that its a Clackamas County Sheriffs car, but nobody is in it. Where did he go? I waited there about 15 minutes and then I noticed a flashlight way over on my neighbors property, it was the officer coming back to his car. When he got there I turned on my flashlight and asked what he was doing, cause I wasnt that thrilled with people sneaking around in the dark out here. Turns out he went to talk to the neighbors kid about some bar fight he was in and didnt just want to drive up the driveway to the house. So this is better? Seems like there are so many more things that could go wrong doing what he did. I just dont get it. Anyway, just thought Id let other people know that this is one of their tactics, not a very good one though.