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.