TEN STEPS TO BREAK INTO A HOUSE
“When we think of a burglar, we think of a stereotypical ski-masked man dressed head to toe in black, crouched down, creeping in the dead of night, carrying a professional break-in artist's ideal toolkit. As common a culprit, however, is the average-looking person dressed in average street clothes on your average workday, entering via an unlocked door or a brick-induced hole in a glass door.”
All the points mentioned below are discussed in much more detail on the mentioned website; although could be seen as from the burglar's point of view. Below I only gave one thought after each dot:
ENTRY THROUGH WALLS AND CEILINGS
As unlikely as you may think this to be there are several thousand burglaries each year where entry into a dwelling has been gained by breaking through a wall or coming down through a ceiling or loft hatch. The following information covers the most common occurrences.
The following are discussed in detail on the mentioned site, with suggestions as to what can be done to prevent being compromised:
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Because of recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation. This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children and everyone you know. After reading these 10 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about.
It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do:
The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. Learned this from a tourist guide:
If a robber asks for your wallet &/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you….Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., & just sit (doing their chequebook, or making a list, etc. (DON'T DO THIS!) The predator may be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead run the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having your body found in a remote location.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be Aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their female victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and on the passenger side…. if a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone, and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP!! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
9. Another Safety Point:
Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird… The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes, thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.
10. Water Scam!
If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running, or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full bore so that you will go out to investigate & then they attack.
Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!"
“One of the creepiest and scariest experiences ever is the sense that someone is following you. A sixth sense can cause you to become alert about the foot fall, snapping twigs or other sounds that seem to keep occurring behind you, especially when it seems that nobody else is about. To avoid attack, use your common sense, quick wits and a few good tried and true methods as outlined here. The sooner you react in a self-protective manner, the better.
STEPS (in short; more detail on the mentioned website)
Do not panic. It won’t be any help. Stay alert and aware.
Do things to draw attention to yourself: Yelling is recommended if other people might be around, scream if nothing else works.
If you’re out by yourself a lot, it’s a good idea to carry a personal alarm, especially if you’re a female, you’re elderly, you’re frail or you’re easily fearful. It might even be a good idea to learn self defense.
If you’ve been followed before, in the event of a recursion, tell someone about it afterwards and find ways to prevent it from happening again.
Run/jog toward where there could be help if possible (not into a dark area, alone unless you know the terrain perfectly); loudly shout warnings clearly (“Fire!” for example) to make people curious to come out to see; immediately report to the authorities about: who, where, when, what, how…”
“It’s unlikely that most of us will be followed by a car, but chances are you’ve had a sneaking suspicion before that you’d like to put to rest. To regain your peace of mind, security and investigations expert Brandon Gregg offers up a few tricks to both detect if you’re being followed and what you can do about it. Here’s the gist:
If any of these techniques lead you to believe you’re being followed, call the police. Police officers who also posted answers to this question agree that phoning the police is among the first things you should do if you believe you are, indeed, being followed.”
The above was derived from various sources. If something suspicious is noticed (LS1), also report it to the CPF (LS1) JOC at 0861 571 911. Or – get direct; get a radio: It can safe precious time in a crisis situation.
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