A stranger in the house

@Peach10 (1369)
May 24, 2018 5:29am CST
Yesterday I had a strange visitor in the house. A lady around fifty I suppose wearing jeans. I found her sitting on the couch with my youngest son. I got the goose bumps since I know the gate was locked. She was smiling when I approach them both and mmediately ask how she was able to come in. She said that my son opened the gate for her. Next thing I knew she stood up before I had the chance to ask her why she was there. All she said that she knows now where to go next time and she went out the door and through the gate. I ask my son if he opened the gate for her and he said that she mentioned my name and I was the purpose of the visit.that's why he opened the gate. I reported it right away to the police describing her coz I never got her name. Here in our country a lot of children are kidnapped and used to beg in the streets and even sell them as slaves. Police assured me that they would be visible in our area now that I made the report. What if I move out is this. best?
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@hereandthere (29627)
• Philippines
24 May
i hope you told your son never to open the gate again to anyone again, even if they said your name. tell him to call you and let them wait.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
Yes I did tell my son never to open the gate unless he tells me
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
24 May
Tell your son, do not open the gate, even if any one calls out the name. Children do not aware about these so it is better to teach him how to react if any strange person asks to open the door.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
Yes I told him never again to open the gate
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
24 May
@Peach10 We have to be careful. Hope your son understand this.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
@Sreekala yes he he understood everything I said. He"s now scared because of what happened
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@josie_ (6979)
• Philippines
24 May
How old is your son, is he old enough to be left alone at home?
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
I was in the kitchen when I heard voices at the living room. My son wasn't alone I was there and he's five
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@josie_ (6979)
• Philippines
24 May
@Peach10 _Has there been other similar incidence in your neighborhood? I'm also thinking maybe the woman was not in her right mind, Like one of our neighbor, a man with PTSD who would often enter the house of other people unannounced. He is harmless though.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
@josie_ there's a ot of reports even in the news kids being taken and used as beggars or slaves here and there was a more scary report that they get the organs of kids to sell them. I have 3 and I am not going to let anything happen to them. I am planning to move out soon
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@chavezrmc (4700)
• Philippines
24 May
I hope you can find some ways to secure your house and most especially your family. Then always remind your son nevet let anyone in that they don't know personally.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
I am planning to move out very soon. I am really disturb about this incident thanks
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@chavezrmc (4700)
• Philippines
24 May
@Peach10 if you think its needed then go for it. Be safe.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
@chavezrmc thank you. I really won't have peace of mind if I stay longer thanks
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@caopaopao (6600)
• China
24 May
That sounds terrible. Her behavior makes people suspect that she is a bad person. It is wise of you to report the thing to the police. I hope nothing happens.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
I hope so too but I am planning to move out soon coz of this incident
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@caopaopao (6600)
• China
24 May
@Peach10 You'd better not leave the child at home alone. Or it might be better to put surveillance on the side of the room. Tell the child not to open the door to any stranger, even if he knows a lot about your family.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
@caopaopao yes he's always with me and I have given him instructions never again to open the gate without asking me
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
That is very scary. I'm glad you called the police. I don't think moving would be a good idea, if people kidnap children to beg in the streets and use as slaves. It wouldn't matter where you went. It's best that you called the police. They are aware of her now and will be watching for her.
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@Peach10 (1369)
26 May
I was advice also by the police to stsy put coz they are momitoring me every hour. Thanks
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
@Peach10 That's a good thing.
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@Corbin5 (102749)
• United States
24 May
That is a very scary thing to have to deal with. So glad you alerted the police.
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@Peach10 (1369)
25 May
Thank you for your concern. The police are visible now and every hour they call me. Thank you
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@Corbin5 (102749)
• United States
25 May
@Peach10 Oh, thank goodness. So glad to hear help is nearby.
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 May
You did the right thing by calling the police @Peach10 . How old is your son? I would make sure he never opens that gate to anyone.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
He's 5. I did tell him never to open the door unless I know it. But for their safety I'm planning to move out soon
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
25 May
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@allknowing (63016)
• India
24 May
You are lucky you reached there on time. I got goose bumps reading this post.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
I am now planning to move out soon. I hope this is the best . Thank you so much.
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@lynnief (1118)
• Australia
24 May
Teach your son not to open the gate to anybody, and never, ever to go with anybody but you. Invent a password that is secret between you and your son. Tell him to remember that word, and that if you ever do have to send someone to collect him, you will tell them that word. If someone comes to him and says you have sent them, he should ask them what the word is, and if they don't know it, he should not go with them.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
That is a good idea I will have to talk to my kids about it thank you so much
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@Shavkat (59618)
• Philippines
24 May
That's scary moment. I think you need to secure the house and to your son. I had experienced this one time and that's the reason why we had a lady dog outside the house.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
We have a dog but he was in the kitchen with me all the while .My little one was the one who opened the door .
@Shavkat (59618)
• Philippines
25 May
@Peach10 That's really alarming. I hope it will not happen again.
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@Peach10 (1369)
25 May
@Shavkat I hope so too. Thanls
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@suni51 (2979)
• India
6 Jun
You gotta be more careful. It could lead to something beyond your imagination!
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@Peach10 (1369)
6 Jun
Please don't say that.you're scaring me. But you have nothing to worry coz the authorities are monitoring me every hour since the time I reported it. Thanks
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@suni51 (2979)
• India
6 Jun
@Peach10 No, I am only forewarning you! Nothing to be scared about though!
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@Peach10 (1369)
6 Jun
@suni51 no problem. It's just I'm the only adult here in the house .I feel safe now that authorities are monitoring me and they are visible now in our street. Thanks
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@porwest (3940)
• United States
25 May
Wow. That seems like a very scary situation indeed. Hope the police are on it and that it never happens again. As to whether or not to move out, not sure. It depends on how comfortable you feel after that.
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@Peach10 (1369)
25 May
Since the day I reported it police has been calling every hour checking on us . Thanls
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@porwest (3940)
• United States
29 May
@Peach10 Wow. It's good to see police being very proactive. That would definitely help me to feel at least a little bit safer.
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@Peach10 (1369)
29 May
@porwest yes I it does thanks
@mnglsp (1212)
• Philippines
24 May
That's creepy. Maybe it's the best choice to move out and find another house I guess? For you and your son's safety
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
Yes I think that's best . I have 3 of them . Thanks
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@mnglsp (1212)
• Philippines
24 May
@Peach10 That's good to hear. Take care always.
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
@mnglsp you too thanks
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@Shiva49 (12560)
• Singapore
3 Jun
Children are trusting and some adults take advantage. It will be a rude awakening for your son. The lady should not walk away creating more suspicion. Good that you reported this incident - siva
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@Peach10 (1369)
3 Jun
She's still at large but. I'm fine with my kids coz authorities are monitoring every hour. Thanks
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@epiffanie (10413)
• Australia
1 Jun
Oh my! that is very disturbing that a stranger was able to con your son to let her in .. Be vigilant ..
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@Peach10 (1369)
1 Jun
No worries anymore authorities are.monitoring us every hour. I was told to stay put coz I was ready to move out. We're still here. Thanks
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• India
27 May
What? How can she enter and leave like that?
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@Peach10 (1369)
27 May
My youngest son opened the gate for her when I was in the kitchen.I didn't want to stop her or get mad at her coz I was thinking of my son who was beside her on the couch.Seems the only way was to stay calm but she left right away. Police are monitoring every hour and they ask me to stay put in my house coz I was planning to leave after the incident. So far we're fine.
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• United States
25 May
Oh how scary. Defiantly put a lock on the gate that only you can open and a security camera and tell your son NEVER open the gate..Don't even let him go to the gate to get you instead. You could also ask the police if they have a program to teach kids about stranger danger. I would move if it's that bad anyway.
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@Peach10 (1369)
25 May
I am planning to move out soon. Thank you so much
@rakski (11380)
• Philippines
25 May
How old is your son? Please tell him not to talk to strangers. I am also scared things like this might happen with my kids. Pleas put extra locks and security features and be very extra careful. God bless you and protect you
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@Peach10 (1369)
25 May
Eyo my son is only 5 but he knows now that he can never open the gate without asking me. His brothers knows too. Thank you so much for your concern. God bless you too.
• Peoria, Arizona
24 May
Holy cow that is terrifying. It is time to teach your kids to not talk to strangers ever, to not open the gate for anyone. That is so scary. I wouldn't know where to start if that happened to me
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@Peach10 (1369)
24 May
Yes it's really scary and I am getting out of the house soon.