Attempted break-in!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Karrie13, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Someone tried to break into our house on Friday!!! It was sometime between 7:15 pm and 9:00 pm and we weren’t home at the time. They didn’t get into the house but damaged the steel door. It looks like they pushed or kicked it a couple of times and one more kick would have had them in the house. The door split on the inside about 2 feet long and the steel was creased. We saw fresh car tracks in the driveway too. We live in a rural town too! Not sure why anyone would even attempt to break in, our road is fairly busy and we do have a neighbor on one side of us. I am not sure what stopped them from finishing the job and getting into the house, maybe someone drove by, maybe my neighbor’s dog barked, or could have had something to do with my 85 lb Rottweiler in the house.

    So we are replacing the door now and the one we are replacing it with also has a deadbolt. I just don’t feel safe without one anymore especially since my husband is an over the road truck driver. Thank goodness for scary looking dogs! I also have a gun or three handy when I am home and I know very well how to use them.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Glad it turned out OK. Be careful

    Imp
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I'm glad they didnt make it in! Thats scarey!
     
  4. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so scary, I would be spooked if that happened to me. I feel a bit safer now that I have a tank of a dog.
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to read you are OK and they did not make it in.Even an attemped break in can shake you to the core.
     
  6. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Thats why I never forget to have my spiked brass knuckles ready when I go to bed I hate the thought of some creep coming into my house.
     
  7. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    PHEW, glad to hear you weren't home and they didn't get in! YIKES!

    Sounds like you guys made a very smart call on what type of door to install... and lock too.

    Didja ask your neighbors if they saw/heard anything funny? Or if their dog went bananas for seemingly no reason?
     
  8. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL. Ya think?
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Whoa, that's not only scary but a real cause for anger, too. Glad the perp didn't get in and to know you have a sturdier door and a big Rottie! Did you let the PD or Sheriff know about it? They will drive by a tad more often for a while, very reassuring to know they are around.

    A word of advice about the deadbolt- run 3" or longer screws into both the hinge plates of the door and the strikeplate- get some serious frame involved in them, makes it much harder to kick it in.
     
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is scary. We had someone try to break in when we were home in the middle of the night when we lived in Phx. He tried to kick the back door in and was super high on something. We had a solid wood door on it that opened out not in so he couldnt kick it in before the police got there. This guy had blood all over our back door. The police tackled him in our front yard and he was actually howling like a wolf in the police car... He had just got out of jail for assault and home invasion. We got guns after that. It was a good thing my dh was home that night (he worked nights at a hospital at the time) or I would have been home alone with three babies.
     

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