Other weirdness is that inside the yard—meaning someone threw it over the fence—was a black power hair pick, the cheap plastic sort that has a fist on the end of the handle.
People connect dots, but not always correctly. These things might not be related.
Why a vandal or a thief would throw away a hair pick is an idea for a story that I doubt I could write.
It'll be a handyman day. I already made the trip to Home Depot for plywood.