5AM....Who the H*ll is at my Door???

@Michele21 (3094)
United States
July 20, 2007 10:04am CST
Okay so last Friday night my daughter and I were sleeping on the couch (having a slumber party), my husband is in the military and is having to stay on base for some school classes, so I sleep on the couch when he isn't home. So at 5AM I hear someone at my front door lightly knocking on it, scares me to death!! I am home alone with my two kids and someone is at my door at 5am!! They keep knocking and trying to open the door!! So I try to look out the peep-hole and it looks like little kid out there. So I turn on the front porch light and I see someone bend over, so all I can see is their back. I unlock the door but leave the chain lock on, and this girls whips her head around as she stands up and looks at me, scared the sh*t t of me so I slam the door!! She didn't say anything and then she falls over in the bushes rght off of the front porch, so now I can't see her but I can hear her talking. So I go to the windows in the front of the house (my little boys room-I was afraid she was going to try and break-in) but I can't see her because she is sitting in the bushes, but she is out there takling to herself! So I call the police so they can come get her, I didn't know if she was drunk or what, but I didn't want her hanging outside my house!! So the police come and are trying to talk to her and she is falling all over the place and one time she fell onto this big rock and cut her head open. So there are 4 police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck outside my house, the neighbors are standing around wondering what is going on!! And I can't go outside because they are on my front steps! And I really didn't want the girl to see me!! So they take her off in the ambulance (since she cut her head on the rock) and then the police knock on my door tell me they are taking her to the hospital because she is so drunk, she doesn't know where she is or how she got to my house!! And then she is going to jail because she had a warrant out for her arrest. I was so scared, and still almost a week later I can't sleep very good because my husband is still having to stay on base. And I am hoping she doesn't remember what house she was at and come back!! What would you have done? At first my husband felt bad for her because she was drunk wodering around, but what was I suppose to do call her a ride home?? I don't know her and didn't know what she was capable of. What would you do if someome showed up at your house at 5am??
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@coferbox (298)
• United States
20 Jul 07
You did the right thing by calling the police. The girl got help and you and your children were safe. That is what matters. And I wouldn't worry to much about the girl coming back - it sounds like she was so drunk that she won't remember what house she was at or even what she did.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
That is a really scary thing to happen. You said it looked like a kid, was it a young person who also had a warrant? You were right in not opening the door. I wouldn't have either.
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
20 Jul 07
It looked like a kid because it was so dark outside, she was probably in her 20's once I turned the light on and saw her face.
@superchook (1786)
• Australia
21 Jul 07
Far out, that must have been really scary, I am glad that you rang the police. You did the right thing, you just don't know what could have happened if you hadn't.
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• United States
21 Jul 07
I would of done the same thing you did. There's no need taking a chance to put your kids in harm's way. You had no clue what she was on and it was best to let the authorities handle it. They're used to dealing with this sort of situation. She could of bashed you on the head thinking you were trying to hurt her, and your kids would of been left to fend for themselves. No, that would of been a good thing. I'd probably still be a little freaked a week later too. Good luck getting back to normal so you can get some decent sleep.
• United States
21 Jul 07
You did the right thing..what does it matter..she was a a drunk and she needed to get a ride to jail anyway..so you just helped..if she cut her head..she probably did not feel any pain. My ex wife got a few DUI and car accident ..she never learned her leason after several stunts like you described
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@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
21 Jul 07
One word, NEWS. All the time on TV showing people getting killed for less than that. You did the right thing except I would have done less. No lights, no open door, nothing! Just call the police as a concerned homeowner.
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@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Of course you did the right thing! You have children to protect. They are the very most important of all. One never knows what someone in that condition might do.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
21 Jul 07
you absolutely do the right thing... i wouldn't open my door as well if i were you and i will call the police straight away... especially if i am alone at home with my young children... i won't risk myself and my children's life... this world is becoming scarier and crazier and it is better to be safe than sorry...
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• United States
21 Jul 07
OMG!@!@ you poor thing! I owul dhave freaked out too! especially being on base..you never know what could happen..and as for feeling sory for her.. noo im sorry but i dont..she got drunk herself..and landed on your steps with kids in the house..you never know when someone is thinking about hurting you..so i think you did the ebst thing for her..and sounds like she needed to sleep it off anyways.,So dont feel bad at all hun..
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• Canada
21 Jul 07
You did the right thing never ever open the door to someone you dont know never! You dont know if they have some sort of weapon or what their intentions are. Call the police let them deal with it. I would rather be a bit embarrassed and make a mistake then have someone burst in and hurt me
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I feel for her because she was so drunk off her face that she didnt even know she was at the wrong house. You did what you had to do and don't feel bad about it either. I don't know how I would of reacted so your first instincts was to call the police, and I don't see anything wrong with that at all.
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• Canada
20 Jul 07
That sounds like a really scary experience but I probably would have done the same thing in your case. When dealing with people at your door at 5 in the morning, you can never be to sure who your dealing with. In fact, I probably wouldn't have even opened the door with the chain because I would have been so afraid. You definetly did well by calling the cops because who know what she wanted or even who she could have been with :s...
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I would have called the police also- You just never know anymore- If the person didn't look hurt or running from someone- I would have done just what you did- Especially because you were alone and had kids with me- Wow-- she better stop drinking so much-
@lburns70 (182)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I would have done the same thing. If I had children in the home I would have to protect them. Nowadays you cant trust anyone, especially someone who is drunk or high. People are crazy out there. You did the right thing by calling the police.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I would have reacted the same way you did. If I had known the person I might have done different. But you didn't know her and she could have been a danger to you and your children. You didn't know if she had friends lurking around your home. You had no other choice. I am just glad that everything turned out okay.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I think you can surely rest assured that she will not remember your house, not in the condition she was in. You did the right thing. I would have done exactly the same, especially being home alone with two kids. We have something in common, I always sleep on the couch when my husband is not home. And sense my son has been born he always sleeps with me.
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• United States
20 Jul 07
wow yea thats pritty scary and u did the right thing how much time she get?
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@dfollin (12743)
• United States
20 Jul 07
5:30 am - a clock
You did to call the police and if that ever happens again I would call the police again too.I have an alarm system on my house right now.I was on here when we moved in and my landlady insistes that we keep it and Iam glad she did.Except it costs me $30 more a month and I have to pay an fee to have it set up.It is worth it thou.
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@d_hapke (165)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Same here... I would be frightened. I have been alone many nights with kids as well. You feel helpless. If you own your home, maybe you should consider having an electrician wire several bright spotlights on the corners of your home so when you feel threatened like that you flip one switch and the whole place lights up. Maybe you can tell your neighbors if they see this sign they should check on you.
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@stmartin (157)
• Macedonia
20 Jul 07
Yes, I will did the same thing if something like this happened to me. You did the right thing, but you shouldn't panic. I understand your fear with two kids inside of the house, but you should get some hard object to defend your self if suddenly they break into your house, and you should never open the door.
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