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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Well its been 2 full weeks tomorrow since we moved to Texas from Mississippi. Ive felt pretty comfortable living in the house with just myself, my 2 kids, and the various assortment of animals. ( Hubby will be here tomorrow) No problems or anything until last nite.

Our neighborhood is quiet at nite and im on a corner lot and very very rarely do cars drive thru. Its a nice neighborhood with a nice assortment of older empty nest couples and retired couples as well as families with children of all ages. Kids can ride their bikes with no fear of speeding cars and in general everyone I have met has been super nice.

Well last nite was a regular nite. although i went to bed pretty early. Tucked the kids and the kits and pups in to bed with me and went to sleep. Then while i thought i was dreaming my doorbell rang-- at like 930pm. I thought i was dreaming so i just rolled over and dozed back off to sleep. It rang again while i was dreaming ( i think) around 1030. (this is a brand new doorbell that is installed correctly) I woke up on my own around 1200 and right after i woke up the doorbell rang TWICE the second time was very deliberate. The person who rang it didnt take their finger off the doorbell for awhile. I looked thru the curtains out the window closest to the door and saw no one-- no shadows nothing. I didnt turn on any lights but climbed back into bed with my cordless phone in my hand. 1230am there it was again-- I immediatlly called 911 and told them that i coudlnt see anyone but someone was repeatadley ringing my bell. I got up and started turning on lights in the house. I hit my keypad for my jeep to make sure it was locked and it was (the blinkers flash in response to the keypad being pressed) I checked on my kids who were deeply sleeping. I peered out of my daughters window waiting for the cops. They came shortly and didnt find anyone-- They told me i needed to tether one of my shepherds to my front door for the rest of the nite and came in and disabled my doorbell. no more rings last nite of course but i didnt sleep. Im scared to go to bed now. I am so tired after being up all day and then hardly no sleep last nite.

IT took me two hours last nite after the cops left to stop shaking-- Im alone in my new house in a new place, a new town, with just me and my two toddler children. I dont think ill sleep tonite. I have brought one of my shepherds inside and tethered him to the foot of my bed (they prefer to sleep outside at nite due to the nice weather) If my doorbell (been hooked up again) rings once tonite-- im calling the cops and leaving the house with all my babies and going to my BILs. I cant wait till hubby gets here tomorrow nite.
post #2 of 25
Hun, mega hugs to you. The big ole shep will protect you.

Sorry to hear about last night. If you can't sleep just come here on TCS and we'll be here.
post #3 of 25
Pretty scary... You should go hide in the bushes and see if it's actually a peson ringing the bell.
post #4 of 25
I am so sorry. This is quite scary. But it is very good that you are alert and aware of your surrondings. I do hope that you do not get another ring again
post #5 of 25
I don't blame you for being scared.. It might be a good idea to go to your BILs for the night.. I hope you don't have any door bell problems tonight.
post #6 of 25
amitya, I don't know you very well, so I was relieved to read you have a spouse who will be coming home soon. Having someone ring the doorbell late at night would be unsettling for anyone. Stay safe.
post #7 of 25
People are so ignorant these days. And I agree with Hydroaxe on this, I'm relieved to hear you have a husband comming.

You have dogs though, and dogs can sense when their owners are in danger. Just try to get some rest, and even though you wont sleep as comfortably, you'll atleast get SOME rest, and your dogs are there to protect you.

Also, I know out here in houston, if you call the cops and let them know what's going on, and ask, they'll sometimes send a patrol officer out to watch your place (they pass by every so often) You might want to try that. Never hurts to ask!
post #8 of 25
Shepherds are great protectors, I would just let both of them in the house for added protection.
post #9 of 25
I am sorry you had such a scare. It can be hard enough to get accustomed to a new place without getting scared out of your wits right off. Hopefully it was just someone at the wrong house. I have had people come by looking for former tenants in several places I have lived. One guy came by late at night, drunk, looking for his ex girlfriend. He was so embarrassed I did not have the heart to let the cops take him to jail for tresspassing. They called him a cab and I never saw him again.
It's good thing you have your sheperds to make you feel more secure.
post #10 of 25
I'm sorry you've had such a scare. I hope that your night went without any further problems. It might be an idea to check the wiring on the doorbell as well, maybe there was a bit of a loose connection that was making the ring. Or there may just be have been people messing about in the neighbourhood.

It's great that hubby will be there with you tonight.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by hissy
Shepherds are great protectors, I would just let both of them in the house for added protection.
I totally agree, let the dogs have the run of the house for a few nights even after your husband gets home. That way, anyone who is outside late at night will be scared off by the sound of large dogs barking.
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
i made it thru the nite last nite-- they came back and rang my doorbell but only once. I opened the door and let my shepherd out. (my dogs NEVER barked once last nite) He cornered the man in my yard while i called police. They arrested him for trespassing and some other offense. I eneded up packing my kids and furbabies up and taking us all to my BILs anyway. It was a big fiasco when the cops arrived to arrest the man-- Half the neighborhood woke up.

The man didnt give a reason for doing it. He didnt say a word other than "get this dog off me-- its going to kill me". Ive never had to use Dobber's (my male shepherd) schutzhund training before except training in fields, but he did very well.

Im still a bit shaky but Hubby will be here very soon and as we speak im having an alarm system installed, as well as motion sensor lights all around the house.

Hopefully i can sleep better tonite. thank you everyone for your well wishes and comments. I really feel at home here on TCS. Yall are wonderful!
post #13 of 25
How scary! I'm glad everything turned out well! Stay safe! The boys and I are sending you calming vibes so you can rest easy tonight.
post #14 of 25
You sure have had a odd scary experience in your new home. It made me smile to read that your dog cornered him and kept him there till the police could arrive. Yah Dog WAY TO GO! (Not making light of what happened.) But its awesome your dog did that.. Its very odd for a grown man to do something like that. A teenager maybe but a grown up..?
I'm glad all turned out ok. Who knows what might of happened if you didn't have your dogs..
post #15 of 25
I am glad that this man was caught. What an idiot! I'm sorry that you had to go through the ordeal and the fright, but good for your dog! Give that boy some extra loving from all of us who were so worried for you here at TCS!
post #16 of 25
Wow, what a horrible story!!! I would be freaking out and desperately trying to get some answers from the police about this guy!!! What the heck was he doing!!?? That's AWESOME that your dog rescued you like that!! I'm so glad to hear you're alright but please be careful!
post #17 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by amitya
i made it thru the nite last nite-- they came back and rang my doorbell but only once. I opened the door and let my shepherd out. (my dogs NEVER barked once last nite) He cornered the man in my yard while i called police. They arrested him for trespassing and some other offense. I eneded up packing my kids and furbabies up and taking us all to my BILs anyway. It was a big fiasco when the cops arrived to arrest the man-- Half the neighborhood woke up.

The man didnt give a reason for doing it. He didnt say a word other than "get this dog off me-- its going to kill me". Ive never had to use Dobber's (my male shepherd) schutzhund training before except training in fields, but he did very well.

Im still a bit shaky but Hubby will be here very soon and as we speak im having an alarm system installed, as well as motion sensor lights all around the house.

Hopefully i can sleep better tonite. thank you everyone for your well wishes and comments. I really feel at home here on TCS. Yall are wonderful!
Wow! The police caught the jerk! I hope that's the last time something like that ever happens.
post #18 of 25
Wow..here I thought maybe it would turn out your house was haunted from the way you told the original story.
Glad to know its a physical being though and the cops got him. Maybe it use to be his house and he was really drunk the last two night and went to the wrong house.

I remember one apartment I lived in I got woken up at 2 am by my doorbell being rung. At first I ignored it too and then when it didn't stop I went to answer it. The *drunk* lady was insistant that she rang the correct doorbell and wondered what her husband was up to (thinking I was with him). Turns out she was one building off. I really had to convince her of this.
post #19 of 25
I'm so glad your dog was able to corner the guy and that the police got him. That would be so scary! It's scary to me to just read about it!! I'm glad you have two doggies. Hopefully you can get that alarm system installed soon. That is one thing I plan on doing when we buy a house.
post #20 of 25
Oh my gosh! I'm so glad they caught him and everything! I'm so glad you and your kids are safe!!! I'd be installing motion lights and alarm systems and what not too!
post #21 of 25
Wow, what an awful thing to happen, and in your new house, too! You were very brave to handle things so well-it is due to your intervention, and the well trained dog, that this guy was caught!

Hope everything stays peaceful from now on!
post #22 of 25
Sure glad you're okay. I heard motion sensors can be troublesome if you have cats in the house. Hope that works okay for you.
post #23 of 25
I'm glad you and all your babies are okay!. Ignorant people!

It's amazing how worried you can get over someone you don't even know...I kept you in my prayers all day.
post #24 of 25
You need to find out who this guy was and what he was doing!!!!!

I don't mean to scare you but just ringing someones doorbell, even trespassing is not enough to hold someone.

Please find out, or have your husband find out and keep that dog with you!!
Good dog!!
I hope he got lots of treats for that!!!
post #25 of 25
OMG!! HOW scary!!!!!!!!!!!
I sure would try and find out what the police found out about this guy! I think you are wise, too, to be getting an alarm system! He sounds like he has problems, and this way, you can keep better track of what is going on, when you are TRYING to sleep!!!
Take care and stay safe!((HUGS))
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