My wife and I have been at the Hospital with our newborn baby over the past few days. I cannot carry at a hospital, and I was concerned about someone breaking into the vehicle and stealing it (we’ve been at the hospital for a few days, and I came straight from work where I do not carry).
At 5:30 this morning we received a call from our home security provider that their was motion in the house. They sent a police officer who checked out the front of the house. We have a doorbell camera (highly recommend) and my wife communicated with him. He said the garage door was cracked (we have to do this for Laundry). He didn’t see a reason for immediate concern and left.
I believed the probability of a break in was low (I was right) BUT we’ve been out for a few days, so I felt like our house was a good target. (Not being home+cracked garage door).
I drove from the hospital (extremely tired of course). I grabbed a hammer from the garage, looked around the house went straight for my bedside gun and then cleared every nook and cranny (I’m bringing a baby home, I Checked EVERYWHERE.) The house was clear, I believe wind blew the interior door of the garage through the crack in the garage door setting off the alarm. It could also have been someone who crawled under the garage door and started playing with the interior garage door setting it off. I’m leaning towards wind, but there’s really no way to be certain.
Though everything was fine, I will be carrying a gun everyday everywhere. I will be keeping the gun in the car in places where I can’t carry locked up in my safe.
I started carrying because of this baby. Not having it today made me feel naked, and under prepared.