Today, Saturday....Valentine's Day we woke up and went downstairs to start our day. I let our dog outside and during the winter month's I go thru the garage. We had been broken into....
Our garage had been vandalized! Both doors were open and the backdoor to our backyard was also open. Our dog, if she barked, we did not hear her! We called the police and they came and said that a few places in our area had been vandalized last night as well. We only lost my husbands....most expensive....chainsaw! Other chainsaws were taken, from other home's, as well as a car stolen (not ours thank goodness)! Mind you, we live in a very small....everybody knows everybody sort of town. You feel safe to leave your home for a few hours and not lock your doors. Not anymore! After the police left, our phone rang....the one by the window seat(in a previous post)....I looked out the windows and notice that 2 of the screens had been bent out of the windows and were totally removed. Because it is the dead of winter here in Michigan, all of our windows are locked down and sealed up! You can see where they had tried to get the window to slide up and open to enter
Our Home!! Our Home!!
They did not remove the 3rd window screen in the wall of windows....they did however, try to break the door open. I am surprised and have Thanked the Lord, they were not successful! We have only barely spoken of what could have happened otherwise! MY purse sits on the window seat in front of the 2 windows they tried to open. The police said, that because of the way the economy has been sooo hard, on our town.... as well as many others, we have some very seedy people that have found their way here. There have been other break-ins that we only now learn of being in this position. We feel victimized! We feel unsafe....in our small town! Who has the right to do these things? The police say it's for drug money!
Tonight....there will be lights left on outside around our home....sorry neighbors! There will be doors locked and doubled locked! And for double safety and comfort....there will be a steel safety rod jammed under that now vulnerable door into my kitchen that stopped them last night!
This is Our Home!!!
Please....lock your doors tonight and be safe!