This happened to a female friend recently. She lives alone and has graciously allowed me to share her experience here. Normally she does carry, but she was at a Christmas party where she knew she would have a cocktail or two, so she wasn’t carrying that night.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, after a fabulous Christmas party, I got a ride home from a friend. As we entered my driveway I questioned why my back motion light was on, as we had not pulled up far enough to set it off yet.
It was at that moment we witnessed two males on my property. One walking around the house toward the back of my property and the second walking out from behind my house toward the street, hence the light being on.
We immediately exited my driveway, called the cops and drove to my friend’s house. The cops were there within minutes, which was awesome! They did not catch anyone but did see the footprints around my house. They checked around the house and found that my front door was ajar and asked me to come back to the house. I do have a door jammer that was placed on my front door from the inside for security. The door was able to be pushed open a bit, but not far enough to get in.
When I got to the house the officer walked me to the front door to show me how he found it. At that time he gave it one good push and the door jammer collapsed and we were able to get in. I don’t know if the door had not been latched tightly enough or if they were able to use a credit card to unlatch it, but luckily they did not get in.
The responding officers cleared my house for me and then had me do a walk through with them to confirm nothing was out of place. Needless to say, I did not stay at my house that night and crashed at my friend’s house. Had I been there and in the house, this could have been a totally different outcome!
Please stay vigilant friends, double-check your doors/windows before leaving home and make sure your security cameras are all up to date and running!