THIEF breaks into your house when you're home alone

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by BewareOfTheAngel » 3/26/2017

What would you do if a burglar breaks into your house at night and you're home alone?

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Ok so I need to gather many tips and suggestions about what can you do in a situation like that.


Please write down below things that you should do if a thief breaks into your house, also did it ever happen to you before? Would love to hear all your stories, thanks!
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by JakariaYT » 3/26/2017

I would call the cops, just like everyone else.
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by BewareOfTheAngel » 3/26/2017

Suppose your phone wasn't with you, and the thief is already in your house, what can you do?
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by LeeTheENTP » 3/26/2017

BewareOfTheAngel wrote:Suppose your phone wasn't with you, and the thief is already in your house, what can you do?

Force him out of your house, or if he resists, incapacitate him by either trapping him or rendering him immobile. Find your phone, and call the police.

This is the situation for which many people purchase firearms.
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by BewareOfTheAngel » 3/26/2017

How are you going to force him out? Him carrying a weapon against you, a kid (wondering how kids can survive situations like this)
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by LeeTheENTP » 3/26/2017

BewareOfTheAngel wrote:How are you going to force him out? Him carrying a weapon against you, a kid (wondering how kids can survive situations like this)

Most house thieves don't carry weapons, so there is no real question about your survival. A thief would rather run and risk being seen than kill you.

If you don't want to engage, take a picture/mental picture of the intruder and wait until he leaves.
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by Karrthus » 3/26/2017

help them look for something valuable to steal
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by BewareOfTheAngel » 3/26/2017

Karrthus wrote:help them look for something valuable to steal



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by XBlack_LeopardX » 3/26/2017

well, ive got a bunch of knives in my room and guns downstairs so needless to say i'd protect my computer with my life
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by Myraaa » 3/26/2017

JakariaYT wrote:I would call the cops, just like everyone else.

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by fireman777 » 4/21/2017

throw a lamp at the thief? why does everyone say him or he? could be a girl too.
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by Nitwick » 4/21/2017

Always keep a crowbar (a knife is great if you have access) or other decent sized, solid object quickly accessible by where you'd sleep. I'd say keep a gun or something more potent, but something tells me that's not the best suggestion for a kid - so a crowbar would do best. If you can't quite get that, a hammer or even a pointy flathead screwdriver can at least give a thief a nasty surprise.

If you're serious about security, proper training or at least searching ways to disable intruders is a good start, as the aforementioned crowbar would be utterly useless if you couldn't do a proper swing with it.

Have your phone and grab video/picture evidence as much as you can, though your safety in the event intruders act hostile towards you is the key point.

Typically, common house thieves wouldn't push you to go actually put into good use what I mentioned above. I just happen to be in a community where the average intruder is usually high on pot or crack and as such must be put down one way or another if they end up in my house. Your best bet is a relatively obvious camera system pointing at all the key points of whatever property you're on... but that's not really for you to do unless you can convince your parents to do it.

How necessary I would say this all is entirely depends on the nature of your neighborhood.

fireman777 wrote:throw a lamp at the thief? why does everyone say him or he? could be a girl too.


Simpler to say "he" and from my personal experience, out of a few dozen shady people I've caught on my property, I've only seen one girl, who was the main fellow's girlfriend.
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