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  • Someone broke into my house last night

    Actually this morning at about 2 am. I wasn't quite asleep yet, when I heard the lightswitch in my living room click on. I saw some dudes arm as he walked towards my desk.

    At first I thought it had to be someone I knew, but the problem is that I really don't know that many people here yet. The guy that lives below me was the only possibility, and I knew he was gone until saturday.

    I lay there wondering what in the **** to do, so I snuck over to the closet to get my Glock. I couldn't find the damn thing, so as I was fumbling around, I said something to the guy, "What are you doing in my house, man"

    He then proceeded to tell me that he thought it was his 'friends' house, and rattled off the name "Andy Cunningham". 'Isn't this 64 Wentworth street?" This, of course, was a BS line, but he knew that he was caught then. I live at 176 Wentworth, and 64 would be the complete other side of the downtown penninsula.

    About then I had found the pistol, but I was having trouble locating the clips (I keep them separate). I told him "Nah dude, you're in the wrong house man". The lights clicked off and the dude presumably left. Finally I had the clip locked into position and made my way out into the living room. I wasn't sure he was gone, but just waking up from sleep, my eyes were adjusted enough to the dark that I could see fairly well. I made sure the guy was gone, then I turned on the light.

    I looked immediately at my desk and my wallet was there and it looked like it was in a different position that I had left it in. Thinking sure he took the cash and the credit card, I checked it out and everything was still there. I then headed to check outside.

    It's not uncommon for me to leave my door unlocked, and even slightly ajar at night. I have never felt uncomfortable living here. I figured thats how the guy got in, just wandered on in. I was curious as to why he didn't take my money, or my digital camcorder, or anything.

    Maybe he was just really confused, thinking he was in another house. The houses can look the same here, and I reasoned that if someone was drunk or high on something they could mistake it...

    How stupid is it to sneak into someone's house and just flip on the lights?

    Gun drawn I started down my steps and outside. I had just finished watching "Kill Bill", so I had that crazy 'Wu Tang' beat running through my head the whole time. I noticed that my neighbors lights were on, so I tried the door. It was locked. I assumed that he just left the lights on while he was away. So then I checked down the outside steps, nothing. Over to my truck; all windows intact and doors locked.

    I stuffed my piece in my pocket and made a quick jaunt up and down my street, talked to one set of people who were drunk (surprise) and said they hadn't seen anything suspicious.

    Back to my place, I took it nice and slow back up my steps, and scanned the apartment again thoroughly when I got back inside. Nothing.

    I locked my door, fastened the chain, and looked again for my belongings. Everything was there, but I know he had time to inventory my computer, my stereo equipment, my speakers, etc. Still, I figured that I got off lucky, and nothing was stolen so, 'lock your door next time, stupid'. Of course, I wasn't completely accurate in my assessment of the situation.

    Needless to say, it was not easy to get sleep the rest of the night. I dreamed someone constantly sneaking up on me, and I woke up at least once that I remember because of that. I slept in a bit late because I was exhausted. I got ready for work late in the morning, and as I was just about to leave I realized my oversight. 'Where are my keys....'

    I began to figure out what exactly happened. I had brought groceries home the night before, and it's not uncommon for me to accidentally leave the keys in the door when I do that. Hands full, I unlock the door and continue up my stairs. I have done it before. If my keys were where they were usually, that would have been right next to my wallet. And if the wallet was still there, why would he pass it up for the keys? And I didn't hear any jingles when he was in my house, so if the had them in his pocket, that would make sense.

    I then immediately thought of my truck. I had no idea if it was even still there. I ran out to look and it was, but i was still fairly disturbed at the thought of some asswipe with the keys to my house, both my cars, my office...

    So I got the locks changed today and switched cars with one at work. At least the house keys wouldn't work, and he cant steal a car thats not there.

    But the problem is, if he has the keys, he is going to come back.

    There is a very strange feeling indeed that accompanies the loss of the sanctity of one's home. There is something very, very disturbing with hearing the lights click on 35 feet away from you in the middle of the night, and then see someone walk in. Words fail when trying to describe the feeling you get when you're scrambling for your gun in the dark with an intruder on the other side of the wall.

    I can tell you one thing; next time the Glock will not be so hard to find.
    Last edited by Perry1977; 08-19-2004, 04:35 PM.

  • #2
    Lesson learned for many!! Don't leave your keys in the door.....or car. Good for you getting the locks changed quickly
    I'm not trying to hijack your thread but ironicaly someone sent me this today.

    1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body.
    >If you are close enough to use it, do!
    >
    >
    >
    >2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans. If a robber asks
    >for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from
    >you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
    >purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE
    >OTHER DIRECTION!
    >
    >
    >
    >3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back
    >tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.
    >The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating,
    >working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list,
    >etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the
    >perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun
    >to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR
    >CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
    >
    >
    >
    >5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking
    >garage:
    >
    >A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side
    >floor, and in the back seat.
    >
    >B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the
    >passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them
    >into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
    >
    >C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the
    >passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car,
    >you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a
    >guard/policeman to walk you back out.
    >
    >IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than
    >dead.)
    >
    >
    >
    >6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are
    >horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot.)
    >
    >
    >
    >7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS
    >RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times;
    >And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
    >
    >
    >
    >8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get
    >you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking,
    >well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting
    >women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into
    >his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next
    >victim.
    >
    >
    >
    >9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a
    >crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the
    >police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told
    >her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."
    >
    >
    >
    >The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a
    >window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get
    >run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way,
    >whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a
    >serial killer has a baby's cry
    >
    >recorded, and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that
    >someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have
    >had several calls by women saying that they hear baby crying outside
    >their doors, when they're home alone at night.
    >
    >
    >
    >Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby. This
    >e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory
    >was mentioned on America's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they
    >profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.
    >

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    • #3
      Atleast you have the Glock! I'd shoot anyone who came into my house uninvited
      "Hey that's great, but who are the Chefs?" - Snickers commercial


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      • #4
        Wow, I was gasping during the part of the story where you said you couldnt locate your glock or the magazines. Man I keep my SIG P226 next to my bed with a clip inside, in another location in my house I have an M4A3 carbine ready as well. I dare someone to come into my house.

        Dont mess w/ Texas.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Maverick
          Wow, I was gasping during the part of the story where you said you couldnt locate your glock or the magazines. Man I keep my SIG P226 next to my bed with a clip inside, in another location in my house I have an M4A3 carbine ready as well. I dare someone to come into my house.

          Dont mess w/ Texas.
          How much did you pay for that M4?? I've been thinking about getting one as well
          "Hey that's great, but who are the Chefs?" - Snickers commercial


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          • #6
            Glad to here your safe, I have a similar story..Sorta..A couple years ago, my dad and I was watching a movie in our living room...And our entry way, and living room are connected and you can see the front door from any place in the living room..Well it was about 1 in the morning, and we were into the movie, I think it was Saving Private Ryan or some war movie, I cant remember, but anyways, my dog went to the door and started to sniff around, and we thought that it was just the cat that always bothers my dog, so we kept watching the movie, my parents usually lock the doors when they go to bed..But anyways then we heard some people talking outside, and then we saw our door open, and two guys walked in, one was black and one was white, they looked at us, and was like..Uhhhh...Opps wrong house...I was laying on the couch, and I sat up and just looked at them..I wasnt really scared..Because my dad was there, My dad just kind of looked at them kind of wierd, and then they kind of looked at each other and walked out... If I would have been watching the movie by my self I would have been pretty scared..LOL...But ya, my dad and I still wonder sometimes, if we werent there, if they would have stolen something...Wierd people out there...
            WE ARE WHO THEY THOUGHT WE WERE

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            • #7
              The thing that sucks is you can't just shoot someone because they are in your house. You can't use deadly force on anyone to protect property. The only thing you can do is shoot them if they are trying to physically harm you. If I shot that guy last night just because he was in here, I would be in jail today. sigh.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PrimeTime2479
                Dude I would be very concerned if I were you, he had enough time to scope out your personal belongings inside your home, I dont wanna cause you any anxiety but be careful, its almost certain he will come back and wont be alone this time, I strongly suggest having a security system installed ASAP! Seriouly bro gave it done it'll help out alot! goodluck!
                Or you can wait at your door and then when he breaks in, hit him upside the head with a baseball bat..
                WE ARE WHO THEY THOUGHT WE WERE

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                • #9
                  I have the easton 32" by my bed, as well as my glock handy, and a Remington 870 Police Mag close as well. I just hope I wake up if he comes back, I am a very heavy sleeper.

                  I wish I could afford a security system, but I can't. Starting college (again) on Monday.

                  I have to count on the new deadbolt and doorhandle locks keeping him out.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Denver#1
                    How much did you pay for that M4?? I've been thinking about getting one as well

                    it started off at $1100, but I modded it up some.. put in a 1/9" twist instead of the 1/7", threw on a ACOG 4x scope, and a pre-ban stock that can be expanded or depressed like a telescope.

                    oh and, here in TX.. if there is an intruder on or IN your property, you sure as hell can take his butt down. just like you SHOULD be able to.

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                    • #11
                      All right, I am gonna go watch the Panthers game to get my mind off this. See you all later.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Perry1977
                        The thing that sucks is you can't just shoot someone because they are in your house. You can't use deadly force on anyone to protect property. The only thing you can do is shoot them if they are trying to physically harm you. If I shot that guy last night just because he was in here, I would be in jail today. sigh.
                        shooting him in the arm or leg wouldnt be considered deadly force would it? buy some blanks and next time fire off a whole clip, when he thinks hes dead either knock em out or restrain em and call the 5-0.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Perry1977
                          The thing that sucks is you can't just shoot someone because they are in your house. You can't use deadly force on anyone to protect property. The only thing you can do is shoot them if they are trying to physically harm you. If I shot that guy last night just because he was in here, I would be in jail today. sigh.
                          This depends on what state you are living in. In your case though, there is a simple solution to this bro. The cops do it, so why can't we? Shoot him dead, then "injure" yourself with something... wipe prints, ect...

                          Personally, I'd rather go to jail than let someone ramble around my home until I feel that I'm threatened. Any decent lawyer could get you off with some sort of probation.

                          Regardless, I'm glad you are safe and kept your wits about you.

                          Nuff said...

                          Not as lean & Not as mean.. but damn proud to claim the title of (former) U.S. Marine
                          ~DBMAdsf Llaus @T m0 P^~

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by westflbroncostud
                            bro i have a familiar story............................................. ..................................... but i dont feel like typing it LOL i will


                            about 2 weeks ago im home alone and im watching blue streak of all movies (about break ins) and all of a sudden i hear some rambling there some belongings in the room next to me...so i just said i must be hearing things...30 seconds later i hear it again and then im really pissing in my pants....i run to my kitchen get the phone and run to the door and as im leaving i say "GET THE FUC OUT OF MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!" and i storm out the door turn on the garage lights and then sit at the edge of the ending of my garage with my bat...my golf club and a paintball gun () with my dogs for some comfort...5 minutes gone by...im shivering like **** and sitting in 3 piss piles and i hear some footsteps from the dark...both my dogs run to it..i hear some barking and stuff and then i hear heavy footsteps and the fence rattle and so acting like im all big i say "come on b!tch you scured?" i hear "fucer dont make me come back but im scared of dogs!!!" i busted out laughing dont even bother calling the police...


                            morale....ITS DAMN GOOD TO HAVE DOGS! 30 seconds later my mom and dad drive up lol

                            good d88n thing you had your dogs thur.
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                            • #15
                              I've had a couple occasions where I thought someone might be in the house and I was soooo glad I had my Glock to carry around with me. Nobody was there either time but I really understand the feeling, to an extent, of that adrenaline pumping through the veins.

                              Since you can't afford a security system you might just check into extra security locks for the doors and windows.
                              "You can't take the sky from me..."
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                              "You can't shake the Devil's hand and say you're only kidding"

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