Just bored at home and listening to the police scanner for my area heard an armed home invasion in progress go out. You could tell that the responding officers were giving it their all to get there. Then the dispatcher notified the officers she had lost contact with the home owner. It took 8 minutes for the officers to arrive on scene. I know it doesn't sound like a long time, but think about what you could do in that amount of time if you were determined. This really makes the saying: "when seconds count, the police are only minutes away" hit home. The house was only about 2 miles from mine.