I told the family to get back in their rooms and lock their doors, and wait for my signal. They quickly ran back up to safety as I began turning on lights. I drew the pistol and switched the I Like Golf And Beer And Maybe 3 People Vintage Retro T-Shirtlight on. Nothing. I opened the patio screen door. Nothing. I made my way through the guest rooms. Not a peep. Nothing was stolen either so far as I could tell. I opened the basement door, and marched my way down. “I have a gun! I’m a police officer!” I screamed. No answer. My foot hit the last step, and I raised my gun to the darkness. A switch of the light revealed no one there. One last place they could be was the garage. The garage door flew open from the heel of my boot, and I proceeded to clear all the corners where a ski mask face could be hiding. Empty. The house was clear. My heart settled. I made my way back to the kitchen and dialed 911.