A few days ago, Hunky Husband came in from the garage (in the late morning) in a huff! He thought I had opened one of the roll-up garage doors and left it open - not an unreasonable thought. The garage was a mess! The rolling bin that I use to transport leaves or pulled creepers (from the woods) had been knocked over. The large flower pot on the workbench had been knocked over, the flat pieces of cardboard had been knocked off of the workbench into my garden cart, and the vanes of the vertical blinds at the front windows were all a-mangle. HH's bag of golf clubs had been knocked over, a bunch of loose golf clubs, his golf seat, and golf bag wheel-about were all knocked about. Wow! There must have been a great deal of wind!
Eventually, we decided that no doors were open when HH had made his evening check before going to bed the night before. We further realized that, at about 6:00am when HH had brought in the newspaper, he had not discovered the door open. By process of elimination, we decided that either he had left the door up when he came in with the newspaper (not likely), something had obstructed the electric eye and caused the door to re-open after HH had closed the house door in coming in with the newspaper (much more likely), or a stray radio signal had accidentally triggered the garage door opener (somewhat likely).
Further, a day or two later, when I went out into the garage, I discovered a pile of fresh dog excrement in a corner - which would have explained the chaos much more satisfactorily than would have some mysterious wind of which we had been unaware.
Yesterday, when I (for the first time in a couple of weeks, due to my cold) drove my car, the final piece of the puzzle fell into place.
The above photo shows footprints all over the windshield of my car. Now, I speculate that a dog chased a critter into the garage and chased it about (creating the havoc) for a bit before the critter climbed atop my car - from which vantage point, no doubt, it jeered at and taunted the dog.
Bogie, what do you make of the footprints? They don't look quite right for a raccoon's hind feet, to me; but, you are the expert. Each footprint is about 3.5" long.