What do you do when you think someone is in the house?

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  1. dogluver1 profile image58
    dogluver1posted 8 years ago

    I'll twist this into a poll. Here are the options:
                1. get a metal bat
                2. call 9-1-1
                3. check it out

         Ok my answer is number 2, call 9-1-1. What about you guys?

    1. Tom Cornett profile image80
      Tom Cornettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Rack the shotgun....then...No. 3  smile

      1. dogluver1 profile image58
        dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile lol

    2. KeithTax profile image71
      KeithTaxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Introduce myself and say, "Hi."

      1. dogluver1 profile image58
        dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

      2. Pandoras Box profile image66
        Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL. Ask them if they want to talk about it? How they feel? What their childhood was like? lol

        Good luck with that.

    3. trooper22 profile image61
      trooper22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was trained extensively in Close Quaters Combat, so my choices may seem surprising to some, especially gun owners. 

      Day light hours...Grab something short and sharp and become a hole in space around a corner, the idiot came into my house either not knowing I am home or he's after me.  Letting him know where I am is definately not in my favor...NO Noise!

      Night Hours...Same as above, but now I can look for him.  If better weapon options become available during the search, I'd take advantage.  I would NEVER EVER chose a gun in CQB in this situation, I can disarm, maim, and worse far faster than the invader can draw a bead and fire...Surprise is on my side.

      Last I would call 911 to have them clean up the mess.

      1. Alya rose profile image57
        Alya roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol,sneaky sneaky,love it.

      2. dogluver1 profile image58
        dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        good plan

    4. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm thinking that you mean someone in the house who's not supposed to be there...correct?
      If I'm correct, where am I?
      If I'm outside, 911.
      If I'm inside, my S&W .45 calibre, stainless steel semi-automatic has 1 in the chamber, is off safety and will without compunction, do my bidding.
      My training has taught me to shoot to kill.
      The middle of the chest will do fine especially with hollow point "glaziers" loaded with tiny shards of glass.
      The "unwanted" WILL meet his/her maker!

      1. dogluver1 profile image58
        dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        good plans... lol

        1. Alya rose profile image57
          Alya roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          very good plans!all I know is martial arts,but you can shoot!!I'm sure in this situation it'd be very handy.

  2. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    3

    it's most likely someone I know!

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Really? They just walk in? lol

      1. Rafini profile image88
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yup.  and I just walk into my ex's & ex mother in laws house too.   they are both disabled and would really rather not have to get up to open the door!

        1. dogluver1 profile image58
          dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I see

  3. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Shoot first ask questions later!

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  4. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    1 and 3 could be the same thing unless you're just planning to sit there with a bat waiting.  I pick 4.  I'd do all of the above probably.  It really depends on the time of day or night, and whether I think there is any possible reasonable explanation, and what kind of noise made me realize it.  Breaking glass is not good.

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Breaking glass is definitly not good lol

  5. Alya rose profile image57
    Alya roseposted 8 years ago

    Get two butcher knifes then number three,no one gets near my family.

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      brave and couragous you guys are lol

  6. Pandoras Box profile image66
    Pandoras Boxposted 8 years ago

    Get my gun and check it out. I wouldn't bother 911 unless I was pretty darned sure, and that would be after I got my gun and secured my children.

    I'm not much into waiting around for the police to come save me. Besides which I live in a rural area. Plus I have four cats and a dog who tend to make alot of noise in our creaky house. It could also be one of the children getting some water or something.

    I've been mobbed and robbed, all the police can do is take a report. I use a gun now. I have children to protect, and I damned well will.

    1. resspenser profile image80
      resspenserposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you.

    2. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, no offense to police, but, usually they are not there when ya need em'. Also like I said brave and couragous lol

    3. profile image0
      lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't have kids in the house anymore but I know from experience that response time in my area is sketchy at best. I have my gun by my bed and if something disturbs me yep I'm gonna stand at the top of the stairs listening to identify what it was, if someone is in the house they are being fired upon because there is no reason for them to be there other than harm to me or my home.

      I was instructed by the local sheriff that it is better to shoot them in the house than outside and if they crawl outside to drag their butts back in because the local magistrate will be more lenient with you if they were already inside.

    4. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pandora:
      HI 5!!!!!!   :-)

  7. Alya rose profile image57
    Alya roseposted 8 years ago

    Pandoras box I can't agree with you more.

  8. Alya rose profile image57
    Alya roseposted 8 years ago

    Right Dogluver1 and the operators are just infuriating you have to take your time and explain exactly what's happening and who's hurt and how bad and where before they do anything,and by then someonecould be dead.

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But sometimes they pull through and get there for the people but, not every time ya know?

      1. Alya rose profile image57
        Alya roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I only know too well dogluver.May I ask what inspired you to write this post?

        1. dogluver1 profile image58
          dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Believe it or not, I thought I heard someone open my living room door (slide door) and slide it back, but it was just rain and wind lol scared the hell out of me though!

  9. mod2vint profile image63
    mod2vintposted 8 years ago

    The older you get the more you realize what could happen. I would exit the house then call 911 wink

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  10. Alya rose profile image57
    Alya roseposted 8 years ago

    Dogluver if that happened to me and I was alone I would have pulled something from running so fast(lol)I'm only brave when I have someone to protect.

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Another "believe it or not" I ran too! lol

      1. Alya rose profile image57
        Alya roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        haha!I don't blame you!

  11. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    My next door neighbour has alot of experience at this sort of situation; so I asked her......

    She told me what works best for her... She said she usually takes her teeth out, reaches for the gin bottle and then stalks the intruder through the house with an invitation to party! yikes

    I always wondered why she has permanent Garage Sale signs attached to her front door? hmm

    1. dogluver1 profile image58
      dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      :\

      1. dogluver1 profile image58
        dogluver1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hmm

        1. Pearldiver profile image80
          Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol

    2. trooper22 profile image61
      trooper22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ROFL!!!!

  12. profile image0
    Will Bensonposted 8 years ago

    An effective yet safe technique is to purchase a starter pistol and blanks. If you hear a noise, don't say anything -- just take out the pistol and fire one shot.
    If it's a bad guy, he'll leave quickly. If it's a friendly, he/she'll not end up dead.

  13. h.a.borcich profile image59
    h.a.borcichposted 8 years ago

    I am not sure what I would do if someone tried to break in while I was home. I used to have a 125 pound white sheppard but I had to put her down in December. Feeling safe was easy and taken for granted then.
    I do however always leave a $20 on the entry table. I can see it from the door. If it were to not be there before I unlock the door - I would not enter for sure. Holly

    1. profile image0
      Will Bensonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's pretty clever. Smart lady. smile

      1. h.a.borcich profile image59
        h.a.borcichposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you smile I was told this by a thief. He said a thief may pass up a buck or two but never a $20. And to place it where you can see it before you go inside.
        He also told me to always walk up to my car from behind. If it has been messed with or someone is in it - just keep on walking!
        Holly

    2. Alya rose profile image57
      Alya roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah like leaving tape on the outside crack of the door to see if it's already been opened

    3. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I bet when you were young you used to tie a dollar note on the end of a fishing line and try to trap people that way hmm

      Just when they reach for the money.... you wind fast lol

      1. h.a.borcich profile image59
        h.a.borcichposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ewww - I would never touch a fishing line!

      2. Alya rose profile image57
        Alya roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!!!haha I honestly did try that once but I only used string I didn't have a fishing rod and it was red so it didn't work out too well,lol.

 
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