That was a scarey thing. Good think you are alert and cool headed. Went to a wedding in KY, Harlan County, once. Was shocked the bride’s family had to have relatives stay at their house to guard it while wedding took place. Seems criminal element checks wedding/funeral announcements in papers and then goes and robs the families while the event takes place. Told lots of major pot growing up in the forests/mountains.
Same deal here. County Sheriff. 3 Deputies for big county. We keep tack in the house , gates into barn area always locked.
Current popular crime is to remove entrance gates and field access gates to sell the metal I guess. Charming.