Never been burgled. I am going to get a sign that says I have a security system even though I don't.
Haha to the model falling on their faces. There is a God!
We still have ours up though the alarms been disabled for about ten years now.
;) Glad to be of service.
A couple days after we moved into my house in college, someone broke in during the middle of the night. They took my computer and three purses. Of course, the fact that we had no windowshades and the vast majority of our luggage was left in the middle of our living room was probably rather enticing to anyone walking by . . .
Normally, at my parents' house, no-one is home between ... ten and ... six. Well, back when I was with them for a few months, I was home during the day because I was working nights. I wake up around noon and hear this terrible banging noise, I thought it was the agitator on our washing machine (which is currently over 20 years old) going out of whack again, so I head downstairs to the laundry to see and there's a man in a baseball cap trying to shoulder his way into our deadbolted back door. It was freakin' scary. And of course, you know, they never caught the guy and our neighbourhood freaked out for a bit about the thought of someone buglering them.
Yeah, that's my story. :)
We have a security system.
but one time, i was over at a friend's house, which didn't have one.
We were in her basement, which kind of has huge glass doors that lead out to her pool, and it was about 11:45. We were seriously wrapped up in Rock Band. ((which was lame lol for us.))
But when I looked over at the doors for some reason, I saw this guy. And it freaked me out so badly. When he saw that I was looking at him, he bolted, but I still ran up the stairs.
We locked ourselves in her closet until about 4 AM.
I have been burglarized. It feels horrible.
We've never been burglarized but, we were almost burglarized when I was about 10. We lived in a really tall house because the basement was further above ground than normal and my parents and I lived on the two floors above and they rented out the basement apartment to a nice older lady who wasn't married but,had a steady boyfriend. Well, thank goodness for the steady boyfriend. One night he hears this banging on the basement door and when he opened it there was a guy with a huge steak knife trying to get into the basement. He must not have realized that it was its own apartment with residents. The lady's boyfriend basically chased him down the street. Scary. I don't know how people who actually get broken into and have things stolen continue to live where they lived.
Holy crap! That's SO scary!!! *hugs*
Yeah, but it was by my roommates...so no one broke in. According to the cops, that's not a crime, fyi.
Cops can be iffy about things like that, but if a roommate takes something of yours without your permission, it is a crime. This type of thing happens a lot on college campuses. Cops (and campus security) just don't like to touch such cases, because of lack of proof of who owned it, especially if it was a theoretically shared item, like a microwave or other appliance.
well when i was like 3 we were. and before i was born my moms weding gifts and her dress were stolen. i thought that was rather sad.
That's awful!!! :( *huggles*
Never been burgled, and I hope it stays that way. I do some things that are TECHNICALLY unsafe (like leaving my door unlocked when I walk down to the bathroom) but in general I have to have faith in the lock on my door. I lock my door when I'm asleep or when I leave the building, and I take my laptop with me whenever I can. I just leave the rest up to good luck and hope that my dorm mates are not dickheads.
When I had my own house/apartment, I kept my door locked at all times. I couldn't afford security on our home, and the apartments I lived in didn't provide security for the most part. (One had front-door security, where anyone without a keycode had to be buzzed in by a resident - that was it.)
As far as the models/runway thing goes...I have a huge long rant on that, but it can be summed up in this: 1) Slippery surfaces = NO. 2) Heels = NO. (These girls are tall enough on their own.) 3) That idiotic "strut" in clothing inappropriate for that gait = NO.
Glad to hear it hasn't happened to you. *hugs*
And yeah, it's a bad combination. lol
Somebody stole my bike once... It was a really really nice bike that my Mom bought me for Christmas when we were really poor. My aunt bought me a replacement, it wasn't as good, it was used and rusty. I was very devastated. It was the only thing that was stolen, so that was a bit of a relief.
When I was in the 6th grade and my bro in the 3rd, it was the last day of school and our mom was gonna take us to dinner but my bro *had* to pee at our house because he has social anxiety disorder.
We got home and noticed the back door open. I noticed my stereo missing. Mom runs out of her room and says, "We were robbed" I still can see how horrified she was.
The cops where called and turns out the guys that were repaving our driveway broke into our house and stole my stereo (the big boom box kind), my mom's little tiny black and white TV and almost took my bro's Super Nintendo and VCR. The biggest loss to my mom was some tape recordings I made when I was 3 or so that my mom found and wanted my dad to listen to; it was in the stereo.
We had a few alarm systems after that.
I totally believe the stats about most burglaries being in the south. I live near Atlanta, and it is seriously on the news every day. Lately a group of guys has been breaking into stores and stealing jeans. The media has been calling them the "blue jean bandits". Kinda pathetic and sad.
*blink* Wow. That's kinda lame.