At like 1 in the afternoon, my girlfriend and I was sitting watching a movie, when we heard glass breaking. I ran to our back door and looked out the window, and saw nothing, then went into my roommates room to see if there was anything going on in there, and there was nothing. During this, my girlfriend was yelling at me not to go in, and that we should leave out the front door. I walked to another window, and saw someone in a hood leaving the courtyard of my building and walking down the alley. My girlfriend came and looked out the back door, and saw that there was broken glass next to the door, from my roommates window. When I saw this, I called the cops and realized that the person I saw walking away was the person who just tried to break in. I gave a quick description to the person on the phone, and freaked out a bit for a few minutes. It took about 10 minutes before the cops knocked on my door, but when they did, they had the guy I saw outside my place again. I said that it did indeed look like the guy. They said they couldn't book him on attempted robbery because I technically didn't directly see him break the window, but they could get him on trespassing. So, a little freaked out. I've installed a few more window sensor alarms (I already had this installed, but not on this particular window) around my place, and my landlord stopped by a few hours later and put some bars over this window. Cops called me an hour or so after they left with the guy and gave me a court date. Is it worth it to pursue this? What, I wonder, is trespassing punishable by? I know the guy already was on parole for robbery. Giving my girlfriend credit, it was probably her yelling at me that alerted him that people were home and made him leave. Maybe time to move.