An ex-con picked the wrong home to invade.
Imagine you're in bed counting sheep, dreaming of clouds and flying unicorns. Suddenly there is a knock on the door, which is startling to most people who wake up to the presence of noise and especially that of a knock at 3am.
In your discombobulated state you shuffle over to the door and open it to see who it is, they give you some song and dance and you open the door. Next, a hand wrapped over your face nose and mouth.
In my world this would never happen as previously described. In my world when the door is knocked on or the bell is rung a ferocious toothy German shepherd would lose her mind trying to get through the door, while I'm looking at my security cameras to see who is at the front door. At the same time I'm accessing an intercom to begin dialog all the while ready to press a panic button on my home security alarm.
If the person at the door is in uniform I'm calling the police to determine if they are supposed to be there. If the person is someone I do not know there isn't a reason they can give me that will motivate me to open the door.
If all else fails I have plenty of backup beyond the burglar biting beast.
Fox News reports "the invader barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after she responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound beauty queen around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom. The woman's fiancé said in an interview that he was quickly awakened by the altercation and ran to her side."
"I attacked him and took a severe beating to the head," "But I got him off of her long enough for her to scramble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 special."
She shot the suspect several times -- hitting him in the chest, groin, thigh and back. He was pronounced dead at the scene. At least 4 shots. Dang girl, DANG! Three shots in the front and one in the back, she got him running away!!!!
It was believed the intruder conspired with a pizza delivery man who frequented the home recognizing a $60,000 diamond ring on her finger along with the pizza dude being tasked to change hundred dollar bills each time they bought a pie.
Displaying material wealth can lead to these situations.
For anyone of any income level, spending a buck a day on a home security system is a no brainer. It's all about priorities people!
Robert Siciliano is a personal and home security specialist to Home Security Source discussing ADT Pulse on Fox News.
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