Our Househelp Taught us a Self Defense
August 8, 2022 10:42pm CST
She told us to keep sand in our house to throw at the face targetting the eyes of the intruder and then hit with a saucepan . Of course this is in the worst case scenario only. She also said she will do it in their house because there was a man caught breaking into a neighbors house. I feel the rise in criminality is because of the poverty that people are suffering right now. That is just my opinion. We do have 2 dogs and double locks on doors but even those I still dont feel safe. I keep my cellphone charged and by my bed before I sleep.
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Just make sure you do not panic and point the spray facing the thieves not at your face.. That happened to my wife with a small fire extinguisher, not really at her face but the first blast was way off the mark instead of the base of the flame, panic and fear is also our enemy.
It's true that finding safety and security can be challenging, especially if your home is situated in an area with a high crime rate. Fortunately, it's a little quiet where I live. Since we are on the fifth floor, anyone attempting to rob us would first have to pass by the lobby guard and be watched over by a CCTV camera before they could actually get close to our apartment. Despite this, our apartment is also double locked because you never know when someone might decide to bypass the security measures that have been put in place.
@yoalldudes I guess that is another factor to consider. So far, we are only a few units per floor so I just hope there are no nosy and sneaky neighbors around. The usual complaint I have in my place is there are some units that smoke and when they do the smell reaches our unit.
@yoalldudes the criminal is wearing eyeglasses! seriously in home defense we have to create several tiers of defense starting with your perimeter fence, good lighting, barbed wires, cctv, burglar alarms and trip wires. Yes good locks is and your dogs are good force multipliers. Weapon should only be the last resort. Thieves are lazy people so they will choose an easy target, if they access your house is well defended they will avoid it.