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Old 03-18-12, 01:58 AM   #1
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Just had a guy try and kick down our door!

We just had a guy try and kick our door in and break into our apartment. He was turning on the knob and banging on the door, trying to kick the door down. I had my wife call 911 while I stood by the door with my staff and two hunting knifes in hand. My wife was behind me ready to fight as well, she is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and would have had easy access to my staff as well and a large filet knife. When the cops came, we saw the officer chase the guy down and take him out in cuffs. He was clearly extremely drunk and told the officer they were having a party upstairs. There was no party upstairs. We have been home since at least 7 PM and there have been no signs of a party anywhere in our building. The cops’ response to the guys excuse was "It's pretty darned quiet for a party."

He came very close to breaking the door down (the deadbolt was the ONLY thing keeping him out) and if he had it would have been the last thing he did. I did not and do not want to kill him but so help me God I would have.

They have taken him away in cuffs. I am still just trying to come down a bit from it. Christ, I am SO glad we're finally leaving this place... I don't think we will be getting much sleep tonight.

First thing Monday we are having that talk with the apt manager and I think we are going to find a way out of here on June 1st, not the 30th.

EDIT: To correct some confusion.

The staff was leaning up against the wall behind me. I put it there after I was able to quickly grab my second hunting knife.

It was staff and knife then dual knives with the staff in reserve.

It is a 54 inch tall hickory hiking staff. I use is as a cane sometimes because I am physically disabled.

My wife and I have had a discussion on buying a gun. She does not like them but it is going to be a reality as soon as financially possible.

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Old 03-18-12, 02:05 AM   #2
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Sweet tapdancing springfield Jeebus!


I'm glad you're OK. I'm glad you didn't have to kill someone tonight. Now turn off the computer and go make sweet sweet love to your wife, because you're both still alive and okay and there for each other.
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Old 03-18-12, 02:21 AM   #3
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Thank you. Actually she just went off to bed. I am thinking I am going to do the same for now.
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Old 03-18-12, 02:21 AM   #4
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Glad you are OK man. And really glad the cops got the guy... it doesn't make it easy to sleep, but it sure makes it easiER knowing that the guy was caught.
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Old 03-18-12, 02:29 AM   #5
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Yikes desoto has such a low rate of Burglaries like one in 240 glad your ok has there been an increase of drugs in the area
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Old 03-18-12, 02:42 AM   #6
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Actually that is like 6 years out of date. I live in Parkville MO, 250+ miles away from DeSoto now in pretty much the worst apartment complex in the city. I am certain the crime rate is much higher here.

EDIT: It has now been updated.

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Old 03-18-12, 08:40 AM   #7
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That has to be scary.
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Old 03-18-12, 08:47 AM   #8
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Glad you are okay. That Green Beer is potent stuff.
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wow,,, almost the same thing happened to me a few years back. Drunk guy got the wrong apartment. He was banging and banging and turning the door knob until I asked who he was. He never said who he was but he called some name demanding that the door be opened. I said in a loud but calm voice through the door that he got the wrong place and nobody by that name lived here... He was in denial for about a minute and then he left. It was kind of a scary experience.
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It sounds like the guy had ingested more than just beer. Glad you're okay.

I'd ask the apartment manager to add an additional deadbolt to your door.
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A staff???!



Oh yeah. A staff.


A few months back, a guy did that at a house near here, where a woman was home alone. He actually broke into the house and she shot him dead. Apparently he was at the wrong address.
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Wow, glad you're both OK.
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@OP: Was the guy Caldari or Minmatar? Those are usually the ones causing trouble. Amarr's don't drink for religious reasons and we Gallentes are just too cool.
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Wow glad you are okay!!

Something like that similar happened to me but it was late at night while I was asleep. Woke up to a burglar in my room. He was quietly going through the drawers but I played like I was solid asleep. It's very hard to not stir while this is happening. Fear mixed with adrenalin mixed with anger mixed with trying not to move or give any indication that I was awake. The worse thing is that he reached over to my table next to my head and unplugged my phone. At that point I realized that it was a matter of life or death with my acting skills.

And people wonder why I now have three large dogs that sleep in the house at nights.
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This is what guards me and my family each night.
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Wow glad you are okay!!

Something like that similar happened to me but it was late at night while I was asleep. Woke up to a burglar in my room. He was quietly going through the drawers but I played like I was solid asleep. It's very hard to not stir while this is happening. Fear mixed with adrenalin mixed with anger mixed with trying not to move or give any indication that I was awake. The worse thing is that he reached over to my table next to my head and unplugged my phone. At that point I realized that it was a matter of life or death with my acting skills.

And people wonder why I now have three large dogs that sleep in the house at nights.
That sounds like a really scary experience.

Many years ago, when I lived in a really bad neighborhood, I had someone trying to open our front door late at night. I also had a really big dog with a loud bark that woke us up and scared away the person. Fortunately, nothing happened. That’s not the only time that dog kept us safe and our house secure.
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I have the larger version.

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I have the larger version.

Is that the second line of defense after "scary chicken hat"?
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I suspect he would be the first line. And contrary to popular conceptions, the hat is not mine. It was just something to be worn on one's birthday, if one rides with a certain cycling group. Someone else wore it yesterday.
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I had a guy beating on my door late one night, scared the hell out of me. Found out the apartment building I was living in was on fire and he was trying to warn me. I ended up have to jump off the balcony to get out.
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I suspect he would be the first line. And contrary to popular conceptions, the hat is not mine. It was just something to be worn on one's birthday, if one rides with a certain cycling group. Someone else wore it yesterday.
Looks a bit smaller than my old version. Which was a Belgian Sheepdog at 105 and a Pressa that eventually hit about 120. The Presa dies of complications of cancer. (at least it was fast, at noon the day he died he could still take down anyone he wanted to). Our new second dog is a bloodhound. Not as much in a fight, but the howl is enough to scare anyone.

But their job is just to slow things down enough for me to find the axe. Well that and install fear. So far no one of ill intent has ever wanted to get withing 10 feet of them (either pair).
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This kinda crap is another good reason to own guns. I don't ever WANT to shoot someone, but if they make it through the door (or window) before police can arrive, well, you have to do what you have to do. I am very glad to read you didn't have to fight/defend your life, hopefully you never have to go through that again.
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Our new second dog is a bloodhound. Not as much in a fight, but the howl is enough to scare anyone.
Yeah, we have a roly-poly beagle-bassett mix. She's got that big ol' bark, too. In our dark house, you have a fast-moving hell hound, plus the backup with the big bark. A fair deterrent, I think.

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This is what guards me and my family each night.
Yes, getting hit by a thrown guinea pig can really hurt!
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