OMG. That's so crazy and scary. It's pretty bad and sad when your pets or children aren't even safe in their own backyard. How did she get your address? I guess this is a sad reminder that we can't leave our babies outside by themselves, tied up alone outside while we nip into a store for a minute, or anywhere else. I'm so glad you heard Meaty bark and were able to chase off this woman. Thank goodness.