Saturday, February 13, 2016

Stay in the Boat

True Blue Sam the blogger is someone perhaps just a few of you know as a long time friend and commenter here.  He's also something more special. He's my father in law. He and my mother in law, both firearm owners and skilled and proficient shooters, had a home invasion on Thursday night. The person involved may have been high on drugs (I'm guessing meth) - he DID ransack one of the freezers in the garage, taking a ham hock, a tub of lard and some ocra.  Just saying.

No one was hurt, but there are lessons to be learned.  Not just the fact that the perp been detained earlier for a event, had a psyche eval (by Skype no less) and was released to continue his night of mayhem. But rapid response when this sort of thing happens. (Semi Auto is your friend).

We always worried that  being in the city that something like this would happen here, and in addition to our stickers shouting alarm system! we added extra bolts, top to frame  and bottom braced against a floor joist, for the walk out basement doors, in addition to cutting back shrubbery and adding extra lighting.

But this happened in a very quiet rural area, where the nearest "city" is houses, a barber shop and a church, just as they were heading to bed, and not thinking of defense.

Just some things to think about folks and we're just thankful they are safe, though a vehicle was stolen and totaled (after getting some serious air time during a chase through the woods) and there was a lot of damage to the home as the perp used firewood outside to break out several windows in an attempt to get into the main house before hitting the garage.

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad the in-laws are okay. That's scary.

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  2. Maybe the perpetrator/s will find they've wandered into a swarm of hornets and an EPI-pen is miles away.

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  3. Glad to hear they are Ok! That type of thing is happening more and more around here (small town), and the perps are usually high on drugs. and don't care who gets hurt.

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  4. I'm glad they are OK, too. Any cameras to get good pics?

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  5. Remind's me of Rev. Paul's daughter narrowly missing a robbery.
    Glad all turned out OK for the personal safety of your in-laws.

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  6. I have been following his posts, scary stuff indeed.
    I'm just glad all of them are OK & the punk is in jail!

    Merle

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  7. I am glad they are safe. Yes, it's a wake up call for us all.

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  8. If you have a garage with doors that swing up, don't forget to put in a locking bar to prevent entry that way.

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  9. Thank God they are okay!
    Bad stuff can (and does) happen anywhere is the lesson here.

    gfa

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  10. Glad everyone is OK. Never thought about using firewood to break out windows....guess I am not the criminal type, lol. So, today we will take another hard look at outside house to harden more. We are remote rural, but drugs are creeping near.

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  11. The gargage door: Two new heavy duty insulated doors just a couple months ago, with new framing to make it all square and sturdy. The perp burned rubber twice with all four wheels breaking out. I figure he hit it three times total.

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