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Robbers Put Gun To Baby's Head During Home Invasion

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Wow! Like the baby is going to cause any threat to the pig home invaders.

CarolinaLive.com reports: "Just before 3 a.m. on a Friday, a woman says she heard someone knocking at her front and back doors to her apartment. According to police, the woman cracked open the door and that's when four masked, armed men forced their way inside. They made the woman and her baby lie on the floor. At one point, the robbers put a gun to the baby's head.

The men demanded money and the woman's purse. The robbers then put a gun to another woman in the home who was upstairs. They stole $10 from a glass vase and left."

Ten bucks. That's $2.50 each for the masked invaders. They can each buy a bag of Munchos and a Snickers.

Rule number one: You tell your kids not to talk to strangers; therefore, do not open your door to a total stranger, especially at 3 a.m., and especially if he is with three other guys wearing masks!

Rule number two: You are better off not answering the door at all, keeping the doors locked as they should be, and call the police, especially at 3 a.m.!

Rule number three: If you have an ADT Pulse home security system (which you should) you can always set off the panic alarm in this instance and a call will be made to the police department along with a blaring siren that may deter the masked invaders. Lock your doors and windows. Install a monitored alarm system.

Rule number four: Learn from this incident. It is much better to learn from others' mishaps than to learn from your own.

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Robert Siciliano is a personal and home security specialist to Home Security Source. See him discussing ADTPulse on Fox News.

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