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    12-19-2011, 09:14 PM
In my neighborhood? REALLY?

I live pretty much out in the boonies. I wouldn't say out in the middle of no-where because I have a few neighboors and I am only about 15 miles out of city limits. But basicly there is not much that goes on around here. Just a quiet rural area. Well in the past two months or so there has been about 7 break in's around my area, pretty much with in a radius of five miles at most of where I live. I wasn't too concerned since my neighborhood is pretty secluded, and I live on just a little gravel road that really goes no where.

Well I was out in my neighboor's field playing with my dog, when I saw a car going down our road. It caught my attention because it's rare to see cars driving down it. When it got closer I noticed it was a cop car. Which is completely unheard of on our road.

Later that night my mom was online reading her emails and got one from one of our neighboors, let's call her J. She was warning us about another one of our neighbor's (let's call her P) house got broken into and had a bunch of personal items stolen and that we shoud warn our other neighbor, T. Well we called T to tell them that P's house got broken into and they told us they already heard about it.

Later we were talking to J and they mentioned how they seen some strange people walking up and down our road, and they looked quite out of place. Thinking back about three weeks ago, I recalled as I was going to town I remembered seeing a strange, gruff man walking by P's house.

So tonight I was a little late feeding the horses, and It was after dark when I finally walked up to the barn. I walked back to the house, and my dog was barking a bit, which she does a lot and I don't much of it. When I got to the house, I was changing my clothes and then walked to the front door and flicked the porch light on.

Our front door has a big window and you can see outside pretty well. We also have a big outside light that kinda lightens our front yard a bit, but our horse trailer blocks a lot of it and makes a big shadow in the yard. Anyways, as I flicked on the light, I saw a silloutte run across our yard into the shadow cast by our horse trailer. Scared the crap outta me. I'm pretty sure I wasn't imagining anything. Keeping everything locked and all the lights on for a while...
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    12-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Call your local police or sheriff's dept and ask for "Extra Patrol" in your neighborhood and tell them why. You might help them catch the burglar.
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    12-19-2011, 10:31 PM
Wow, that is absolutely horrifying. I hope they catch those guys soon for you.
    12-20-2011, 09:16 AM
Green Broke
Go to a shooting range and get some used targets, lean em against the trash cans.
Actually if this is at night it is no joke and it could be verry dangerous. Despite what you see on TV, most break ins looking to steal happen in areas like yours during the middle of the day. No sneaking around they just walk up nock on the door. If the door is answered, "oops wrong house" no answer door gets kicked in. During the day many houses with stuff worth stealing are empty as people are at work and kids in school. Breaking in at night implies intent to do bodily harm as a reasonable person would expect someone to be home. Which is why it is perfectly legal to shoot them wants they cross the threshhold.
Just remember two sentences. "I feared for my life" and "I want a lawyer" after that shut up and say nothing to the cops.
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    12-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Oh golly that's scary... afew years ago I was alone at our farm one night and thought I say something... and my dogs (i had 3 at the time) all were retrained pits who were ex fighters. I sent 2 out and kept one in... they were out for 5 minutes and I started hearing a person screaming bloody murder, got outside after calling the police and saw the dogs dragging a scary man to my porch. Thankfully my dogs were trained and released him when I said to but he didnt pull a stunt after that. He had robbed 5 of my neighbors... went to prison after that they had found a knife and rope in his bag... I don't even want to know what he had planned. :(
Get the cops out now if I were you and talk to them about what you saw. The time will really help them figure out when he tries bc they usually do the same thing over and over again... goodluck stay safe
    12-20-2011, 10:03 AM
Joe-the gun laws are different in in every state. I only have general knowledge since I have friends who open carry in VA, but cannot even bring their weapons to my house in NY. (so the real hard core ones won't even I DO like the suggestion of the targets,

OP=pay attention to your dog and horses. Animals are very aware. Always be very very aware of your surroundings, call the cops if ANYTHING looks wierd, and stay safe!
    12-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Originally Posted by franknbeans    
Joe-the gun laws are different in in every state. I only have general knowledge since I have friends who open carry in VA, but cannot even bring their weapons to my house in NY.

Very much so.

Knowing someone has firearms could also give more incentive to break in.
    12-20-2011, 01:30 PM
Yeah we have guns but some of the victims of the break in's have reported some of their firearms stolen so I'd feel better not letting them know we have them in that case! But that was a good idea none the less though!
    12-20-2011, 01:43 PM
Originally Posted by crimson88    
Yeah we have guns but some of the victims of the break in's have reported some of their firearms stolen so I'd feel better not letting them know we have them in that case! But that was a good idea none the less though!
Get the book, "Armed and Female" by Paxton Quigley and check out her blog. Paxton Quigley's Blog This woman is a renowned firearms instructor and an excellent author. She explains all angles of gun ownership, use, instruction, liability, you name it. She's very supportive of women carrying concealed and has a lot of good info on how to go about it.

If you haven't taken a good firearms training course (I don't mean hunter safety), then you should find a good tactical instructor in your area and get some hours of instruction and practice. It's very empowering.
    12-20-2011, 08:36 PM
Green Broke
Even in the Peoples republic of NY, you still have the right to self defense in your own house with the use of deadly force. You have to jump through hoops to get a handgun but long arms are available.
Or you can succumb to the desires of an oppressive government and live like sheep and count on 911 dial a prayer.

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