Would You Go In...

Prowlers... - Prowlers...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
May 29, 2008 10:26am CST
Recently I read a news article about a home that a prowler broke into. The parents and their son were at home. The parents ran out of the home leaving the child in the house with the prowler. I can’t imagine doing that but it made me wonder about something. If you came home and found a window open or the door ajar, would you walk in and check the house…perhaps with the prowler still inside? Or would you run to a neighbor and call the police? Personally, I’d go the neighbors and call the police. I’m a Chicken Little when it comes to confronting strangers. I’ve seen where a lot of ppl will just walk in the house and I’m thinking Duh, the prowler might still be in there. Would you go in or go to the neighbors? Have you ever had a prowler? Is your home in a fairly safe area? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
29 May 08
I have had someone break into my house. I came home one night and the glass was broke out of the door. When I seen this I turned around and left. I know they were still in there because I seen the curtain move. As if someone was looking to see who was outside. I went down the road and called the police. The only thing they took was a vcr that I had won the night before.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
29 May 08
Maybe it was someone who saw you win it! Who knew?
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• United States
29 May 08
Thats funny. Because I thought the same thing. There was a guy that wanted to buy it from me and I said no. He was an employee of ours that was there when I won it. I always said he and another employee done it, but never could prove it.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
29 May 08
I would not go in - I would call the police to come and check the house first. I would never leave my child knowing that he might be in danger!
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
29 May 08
I would call the police for sure. But I would never have left my son in the house alone with a prowler. It couldn't have taken them that much longer to get the boy out with them.
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• United States
29 May 08
The only thing in my house that I care about is my child. I wouldn't have run out without him. Fear makes me run in not out.
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@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
29 May 08
OMG~ I would never leave my children in the house alone with a prowler. If my door was opened and I suspected something, I would probably call the police from my cell phone. I'd just get back in my car, drive down the street and call for help.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
29 May 08
I would go in... I am always looking for an excuse to rip someone's head off. We are in what seems to be a fairly safe area, however I can always hope. I have never had a prowler but I have physically dealt with violent and criminal people before.
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@uath13 (8206)
• United States
29 May 08
I'd be in the house in a heartbeat axe drawn. They'd be in some serious trouble giving me an excuse like that.
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@rowantree (1190)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Did those parents get turned into child protective services? Whatever happened to their child? Why does it always amaze me when I read things like this? If I come home and there's a door or a window open that wasn't open when I left, I am not going to go in. I am going to go back to my car with my children, lock my doors and back out of the driveway while calling the police. I'll sit in the street with my vehicle running until the police arrive. No way would I go in the house.
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• Australia
15 Jun 08
I'd be very careful about going inside. I would have my phone in hand calling the police as I went in and would make as much noise as I could. Anyone who breaks into my current home would have a hard time getting out again in a hurry, due to the fact that our house is built on stilts and the windows are rather high up. The doors are all old and hard to open or close, so they would be trapped if still inside. Our home is in a reasonably safe area as we have a major road out the front and very nosey neighbours.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 May 08
I would probably stay out and let the police check it out. If my son was inside, I would definitely go in.
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@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
30 May 08
When I lived on the bad side of town, we came home twice to find men in the house. I chased the first one in my car (no I didn't catch him, darn it.) The second time the guy jumped out the window. One of the guys with us dashed around the house but the burgler jumped the fence.
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
29 May 08
OMG what kind of parents could leave their child in with the prowler, the poor child could have been killed. I would never do that, I don't care how scared I was, my life comes before my child. If I came home and saw the door open there is noway I would go in there, I would be a chicken little too, lol. I would go to the Neighbours too and call the police. Years ago when I was 12 years old, we had a prowler come in at night. My mum used to leave the back doors open. He didn't take much, just some cash lying around, but the creepy thing is noone woke up while he was there. We found out in the morning when the cash was gone and saw sandy footprints all through the house (he came in from the canal). Can't remember how we worked it out, but it turned out to be one of our neighbours, that we were friends with, we were shocked.
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@Hatley (164259)
• Garden Grove, California
29 May 08
I am not very brave nor foolhardyso I would go to my neighbor and call the sheriffs dept as I live in unincorporated Tustin just over the city line. let the sheriff take care of the bad guy not me, he is armed and I am not. I am a lilly livered cowardly senior citizen and even with a trusty baseball bat I would not confront a burglar or prowler as they might well be armed. I have never had a prowler and we live in a gated community with car gate and pedestrian gates that are locked at all times.pretty safe really.I did once scare off a guy who said he was selling magazines but had needle tracks on his arms. I was really skeptical and excused myself to grab my sons old childhood base ball bat. I came back and was sort of swinging it idly . the guy took off running and I nearly wet myself laughing.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
29 May 08
I had to use my cellphone to call the police one year! It seemed as though somebody was there, or had been there! So they walked through the house for me and told me it was safe! I even asked them to check the backyard!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
29 May 08
There is no way I would go in if it looks like anything is or has gone on at my house. I would get on my cell phone and call the police. I would park down the road so I still see my house. I really don't think any house is safe now days. If there is a will there is a way.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I would definitely go to the neighbors! I would never walk right in because you never know who is still in there. I have never had a prowler before and with all of my dogs outside, someone would be stupid if they tried, lol. Actually there were several break-ins in our area not too long ago and my husband and I woke up when we heard the dogs going nuts. There was a car parked outside and where we live, there are no neighbors so we knew they had to be stopping here. As soon as my husband heard them and heard the dogs barking and growling, he jumped up and turned the lights on and whoever it was took off as soon as he did that. We don't have neighbors but I would still walk up the road a little ways and go to the closest house to call the cops. We feel fairly safe here even though we live so far out in the country. Our dogs wouldn't let anyone try to hurt us. :)
• United States
1 Jun 08
call me crazy but I think I would go in.I don't trust the police would come in time anyway and I would like to see what was missin , if anything.
@judy43 (299)
• United States
31 May 08
That was strange , makes you wonder why they left their kid there. I do live in a safe area, at least I hope so.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
31 May 08
The parents ran out of the house and left their child inside with the prowler? Dang, that is pretty cold. If I were that kid I would be mad, hurt, disgusted, and looking for some new parents. Shouldn't it be against the law to abandon your child in danger? Thank God, I have never had someone break into my home. That sounds very traumatizing and I do not know that I would every feel safe there again. My neighborhood is pretty safe, but if there were a prowler, I would not go back in until the police had declared the place all clear and caught the perp.
• United States
30 May 08
I would definitely call the police from my cell and not go into until I got the all clear from them. There is nothing in my house more important than my well being. I always have to wonder about people who walk right in. I can understand it if they aren't aware of the prowler, but if the door is wide open, forget it.