Lincoln Parish, La.-- - Lincoln Parish resident Don Pylant said he was woken up by an unexpected surprise early Friday morning.
"We have an inside dog," Pylant said. "She went kinda crazy, barking and when we got to the door, I realized my truck lights were on and they don't normally come on unless you open the door."
He spotted thieves, breaking into his car at his home on Whitehead Road in Choudrant.
"Actually when I was spotted, they sped away very fast," he added.
Pylant said nothing was stolen from his truck, but others weren't so lucky.
Lincoln Parish deputies said more than two dozen cars were broken into.
They said one car had it's window shattered, and believe the others doors' were left open by their owners.
Neighbors said other break-ins were reported on Goodgoin Road in Ruston and in other neighborhoods across the parish.
Police said the suspects stole items of value, like cash and guns.
The news has residents putting their guards up.
"It makes me worried for my grandmother because she's here every other week by herself," resident Trent Trevillion said.
"Keep your houses and your vehicle locked, and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity that could be going on around your house," Trevillion added.
Now authorities are encouraging you to keep your car doors locked, and to bring your valuables inside, something this owner understands firsthand.
"It don't make me feel unsafe. I'm just gonna be better prepared next time," Pylant said.
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