Possibly a diabolical criminal syndicate has decided to attack the Rich compound, as has softened them up in advance with some sort of chemical agent that makes them act oddly. Such precautions would be wise, since the compound is notoriously difficult to breach.

I mean, just think of the ladder you’d have to bring to get over that wall. We’re taking those professional ladders with seven or eight steps, not the ones you use when you paint a room.