Well, I have an update! The forensics lady did an amazing job:
She got some really nice fingerprints off the driver's door and you guys, THEY MATCHED a perp who was already "in the system." Hallelujah!
It took a little while to track him down, but they have Mr. Bad Dude under lock and key now. And it turns out that his M.O. is pulling guns on women in their garages - he'd done the same thing to another sweet girl back in August. While he took off with her jewelry, money and iPhone, thankfully she was unhurt. And thanks to the prints they got from my car, they were able to put him in a line-up for her and she positively ID'd him. We both did.
Today I went to testify at Mr. Bad Dude's preliminary hearing, along with the sweet girl mentioned above. We rocked the witness stand! I felt a little nervous at first, but it was all quite civilized, considering. The court reporter did request that I speak slower - obviously she's not used to the way Yankees talk when they get excited: AMILEAMINUTEIDONTNEEDTOBREATHE. After we'd testified, the judge would drop none of the six counts against Mr. Bad Dude, and get this: he'll face 25-life in prison if he's convicted. Even if he manages some sort of plea, thanks to (1) his prior record and (2) the fact that a gun was involved, he'll still be facing Major Time.
In related news, I pulled up to the courthouse this morning to a swarm of media - turns out Lindsay Lohan was also in court for lying about crashing her Porsche into someone on the PCH in Santa Monica.
Three cheers for the justice system! Hip! Hip! Hooray!