Sadly, I was slow on the draw on my cell-phone camera (which may not have been very relevant: my phone is obnoxious with the camera, making me explicitly save between every picture), so I never got any pictures of the young man. I did manage to write down the license plate number of the minivan: North Carolina # WPF-8886.
Of course, I called the police, but they didn't seem too interested in my story. It went something like this:
"Did anyone get hurt?"
"Is there damage on the car?"
"No, he never got in, the alarm scared him off"
"I have the license plate number of the car he took off in"
"Do you want it?"
"North Carolina WPF-8886"
I guess just touching someone's door and setting off the alarm isn't a crime. But I would have expected with all the car break-ins that have been happening in the area, they would have liked to at least know the license plate number.
So I don't want to slander or libel anyone, but someone who was touching my car was very upset when the alarm went off, and hot-footed it into a running, waiting minivan with a North Carolina license plate WPF-8886. If you see it, you might want to be careful.
It would have been better to get pictures, of course, but alas! such was not to be this time.