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Long Night... Scary Christmas

post #1 of 22
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I had the scariest Christmas EVER! We went to a Christmas Party last night and had a great time. We got home around 1 am this morning and immediately knew something wasn't right. Someone had stacked up all of our yard toys and trashcans in front of our front door. We called my Brother in law who lives close by and he and my hubby went in. Our side door had been busted through as well as a window in our laundry room, and our back door was wide open (and the cats were out!!). Luckily nothing was stolen, we believe they ran out the back door when they saw our headlights. We made a police report but got the "nothing was taken so we really can't do much. We'll put out an extra patrol" So we stayed at my in-laws last night after packing up all Christmas presents valuables and cats (who thankfully came back inside when they realized we were home). We are getting new doors locks security devices etc for the house and staying on high alert. Its definitely been the scariest Christmas ever, but I'm glad we are safe and the people were not able to make away with anything (what would have left if we were 30 minutes later??). Just wanted to get it all out. Don't worry though, we are all fine and Santa came to the in-laws so DS (almost 3) is fine and dandy. Merry Christmas ALL!
post #2 of 22
That's just horrible! I hope the cops catch who did it!
post #3 of 22
Wow that is really scary! Glad everyone is ok!!
post #4 of 22
Oh man! I would have been freaked out too! So sorry this happened to you. I can't believe what some people will do to other people.
post #5 of 22
I'm so glad everyone is fine and nothing was stolen! I would have been terrified! It's sad how someone could do that on Christmas eve. Well, any day really, but Christmas eve is just worse somehow.

Glad you could still enjoy Christmas though.
post #6 of 22
That was a scary Christmas! You're lucky you got home when you did and not when they were in the house.
post #7 of 22
How terrible!!

Good thing you and your family and the cats are safe!! How nasty can some people be...
post #8 of 22
I'm glad everything's OK.
post #9 of 22
that IS scary. I am so glad everyone is okay.
post #10 of 22
That sure was a horrible Christmas Eve for you. I'm glad nothing was stolen and no one was hurt. And your kitties came back safe and sound..
post #11 of 22
OMG Bless your heart...how scary...So glad no one was hurt and the kitties are all safe
post #12 of 22
Oh my goodness! Thank god you are all okay!
post #13 of 22
I am so glad you are all alright, that is awful
post #14 of 22
What a frightening experience. Whatever happened to human decency? I just wish burglars would all come face to face with a big, protective dog. We had somebody break into our house about twenty years ago, but he didn't get in very far, because our then dog (88 lb. Boxer) stopped him. We found some fragments of jeans and human urine (the police tested it).
I'm so glad your cats came right back in.
post #15 of 22
Wow, glad you are OK and nothing was stolen! Also glad the kitties came back!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by 4blueyes View Post
We called my Brother in law who lives close by and he and my hubby went in.
I am very happy that you are ok and nothing was taken. But, I just wanted to put out a little advice here. In this type of situation, NEVER EVER go inside. Call the police, that is their job and what they are there for. If someone had been inside, your brother in law and hubby could have been seriously hurt, if the intruder(s) had any weapons on them. I work for the police/fire as a dispatcher. This is the advice we give everyone. Stay outside, call the police and let the men/woman who are trained to handle situations like this take care of it. Stay safe!!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
I am very happy that you are ok and nothing was taken. But, I just wanted to put out a little advice here. In this type of situation, NEVER EVER go inside. Call the police, that is their job and what they are there for. If someone had been inside, your brother in law and hubby could have been seriously hurt, if the intruder(s) had any weapons on them. I work for the police/fire as a dispatcher. This is the advice we give everyone. Stay outside, call the police and let the men/woman who are trained to handle situations like this take care of it. Stay safe!!
I agree. It was a mistake to go inside. We had a feeling something was wrong when we saw all our stuff stacked in front of the door but we wanted to believe it was just a teenage joke. But I was alittle nervous so I called brother in law who insisted on going in to look over the place "just in case" and thats when they saw the open/busted doors and window. Then they came out and called police. I am so freaked out I think I'll call the police if someone knocks on my door too late at night now lol. It'll be a while if I ever feel safe here again.

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read my post and care. It is so scary to think it happened but nice to know there are good people too. We are home tonight, alittle shaky and nervous, but ready I think. We were offered a place to stay for longer if we felt we needed it, but I think we need to be here getting past it now. Thank you all, Merry Christmas!
post #18 of 22
oh my goodness, you poor thing I would have been a nervous wreck if i came home to that! I had my home broken into once when i was little- so i definitely understand how scarry/violating that can be. I am soo gald you guys were not home and are ok!

In the mean time before you can get some other security measure in place- see if you can have a security yard sign from one of your local security companies- put stickers in the windows and signs in the yard (even if you don't have a system, they can be a small deterant). Also put a dog house in your backyard and a "beware of dog sign" on your fence- even if you don't have a dog- burglars don't know otherwise and they might be more inclined to skip a house that could potentially have a barking dog that will alert neighbors/etc. If you get new locks- consider having good deadbolts on the doors that are harder for people to "bump" - storm doors are good too. Any door can be taken off the hinges- but most crooks don't want to take longer than they have to- they want a home that they can get in and out of quickly- so the more deterrants in their way -the better.

Stay safe hon- maybe take yourself a nice bath or have a cup of hot chocolate to try and calm your nerves a bit
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
I am very happy that you are ok and nothing was taken. But, I just wanted to put out a little advice here. In this type of situation, NEVER EVER go inside. Call the police, that is their job and what they are there for. If someone had been inside, your brother in law and hubby could have been seriously hurt, if the intruder(s) had any weapons on them. I work for the police/fire as a dispatcher. This is the advice we give everyone. Stay outside, call the police and let the men/woman who are trained to handle situations like this take care of it. Stay safe!!
I second that. My fiance's a cop and they always tell people to NEVER go in the house or send anyone else in if the house looks like it's been tampered with. People could still be hiding out in the home and could potentially kill/harm someone. It's always best to just call the police dpt and let a trained officer come out and inspect things/carry out the investigation.
post #20 of 22
That is SO frightening. I'm so glad that nobody was hurt. What a terrible thing
post #21 of 22
Freaky! Glad you and your house are still more-or-less okay. It's going to take some time to get over the heebie-geebies though...
post #22 of 22
did the neighbors see anything or anyone?
taking the time to stack things against the front door, and the noise of breaking windows you would think someone would have seen or heard something!
That had to be a very scary situation!
So glad no one was hurt and nothing was missing!
Look into installing a home security business maybe.
Here in Indiana they are not that expensive.
They offer free installation and about $40. a month monitor service I think.

Thank God you are all ok!
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