In through the Bathroom Window

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by Kleanbore, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator Staff Member

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    Good idea to secure windows....

    This was first degree burglary, committed with the intent to commit rape.

    The perp is the delivery man for a grocery delivery service. We patronize one of them regularly.

    Be careful about people who com into your abode, secure your windows, lock your doors, and do not open the door for anyone whom you are not expecting.

    This one turned out better than it might have.

    This is also a classic "dumb crook" story: the police obtained the name of the man from the delivery service.

    https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/grocery-delivery-man-crawls-through-maplewood-woman-s-window-in/article_06bd939e-d3f5-50da-89b5-bd5afb605367.html
     
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  2. whughett

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    Lord my family and I, for years, slept with all the screened windows on the ground floor open in the summer. No AC. It’s only in the past few years that I now close and lock those before retiring regardless of the season.
     
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  3. bdickens

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    Sorry ...
     
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  4. entropy

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    First thing I thought of, too!
     
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  5. WestKentucky

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    Doesn’t say how this one worked out... did she pull a knife or something or did she just scream and he panicked and ran??

    The world is a twisted place. People are twisted. This is guaranteed to be a situation similar to an unbelievably high number of other cases. I bet a lot of them don’t even get reported too because if the lady had stuck a shotgun barrel to his head and walked him to the door she probably would be afraid of getting in trouble for doing so.
     
  6. Jim Watson

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    About 12-14 years ago I failed to lock a window after closing it from a fresh air evening. A young punk opened it and stole the guns I had left out for cleaning and tinkering. Fortunately he wrecked his stolen car and was captured before he could fence them.
     
  7. Browning

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    When I was around 12 or so we had three drunk cholos try to break in through the gap for the air conditioning window unit. They pried the steel that we had there to close the gap with a screwdriver and tried pulling the unit itself out.

    My father went out there with his S&W 29 6” inch and a flashlight while in his underwear and a t-shirt and stopped them and held them at gunpoint. He’d had his left leg amputated from complications from diabetes several years before and while he was the best shot I’ve ever seen I could see them grabbing his legs and dumping him over or just over powering him. So I followed him with my little league baseball bat just in case. I didn’t have a gun. My Ruger 10/22 and Marlin 30/30 were in the safe, where they didn’t do me any good.

    He got mad at me for following and hitting one of them when he wouldn’t get down even though he had a gun stuck in his face, but whatever. He knew why I followed. I wasn’t going to have a long discussion with him about his lack of balance because of neuropathy and because of his prosthetic leg.

    It worked out. They didn’t get in, we didn’t get hurt and they all got arrested. None of them was convicted of burglary though. They made it like they went to the wrong house and got a trespassing citation of some sort and one of them went back to prison for a parole violation.

    As if you always go to your friends house and remove the a/c unit to break in through the rear bedroom window.

    Sometimes if you act forcefully enough it can get you through even though you don’t have too much in the way of resources. This lady avoided being raped simply because she screamed.
     
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  8. MedWheeler

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    Another old, but related trick involves a service person brought into the home for, say, appliance repair or a plumbing job. While an overwhelming majority are honest, I remember back when I was on the job teaching people to check all normally-locked windows and doors after any such person completes their assignment and leaves the premises. In some cases, one of them would unlock a window, typically in a bathroom they had asked to use, and then return later to gain entry through it.
     
  9. Kevin Rohrer

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    Some minimum-wage workers like to check-out homes while working, then sell the information to burglars.
     
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  10. Kleanbore

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    Excellent put.

    Everyone should read and heed.
     
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  11. Darkhorse

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    Yes - happened to me. Was a sliding glass door instead of a window.
     
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  12. old lady new shooter

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    This is especially distressing given that many people are isolating at home to avoid coronavirus so are using grocery delivery services.
     
  13. Riomouse911

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    My in-laws constantly leave their front door unlocked when they're home. I've seen where numerous crooks not only enter homes while people are there to beat/rob them, I've personally had several crooks run into peoples homes while being chased on foot or after crashing a car after a chase. It absolutely drives me nuts when they do that!

    Protecting your home isn't tough, but it is dog-eat-dog; Make your castle more impenetrable than your neighbors castle... and they'll rip off the neighbors.

    Stay safe.
     
  14. MedWheeler

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    old lady new shooter writes:

    If you know anyone who is utilizing such services, remind them that virtually all of them offer "contactless" delivery. The merchandise is simply left at the door, and the customer is alerted by call or text notification.
     
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  15. marsofold

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    I once had a garage door opener repaired inside my garage.. My gun safe was also in the garage. I once checked on him after twenty minutes and he acted very annoyed about that. Fixed the problem and left. Afterward I checked my safe and found the combination had changed from the zero seting that I always had left it on (wife never touches the safe). I realize now that he had unsuccesfully tried to get into the safe and was annoyed at my interruption.
     
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