2nd Robbery in a Month

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kckndrgn, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well, almost a month, a month and one day.

    My inlaws were broken into and held at GUNPOINT while the scumbag got only got $46.00 cash. Even though my FIL had a $100.00 bill in his wallet and my MIL had a couple of hunred in her purse. After that they replaced the front door (where he broke in, he actuall broke the door not the frame), added a security door and made some reinforcements to the house.

    Well, I get a call from my wife, says she's on her way to get me (I was at my part-time job working at one of the local gun ranges) because her parents house was broken into again, and they had my daughter!! This time the break in happened while they were not at home, but they did beat the dog and locked him in the garage before breaking into the house. They got a bunch of electronics and a shotgun this time:mad:

    I really hate Membabwie, I mean Memphis.

    On top of that a buddy of mine had his truck broken into and his laptop stolen, and the week before his wife's purse was stolen out of her car while she was filling up with gas. Then today they found out that the scumbags had written over $3k in bad checks, using HER drivers license!!!! They even wrote a $1k check to a nearby casino (at least there is a fingerprint on that one!!)

    Uh, anybody got 20+ acres of land for sale for cheap??:D I wanna move to a small township out in the country.

    Later, thanks for lettin me vent some!

  2. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    That SUCKS !!!!!......

    Better be careful.... you know the rule of 3's..... there's gonna be another time and it could be worse....

    Take Care .....
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Man, that really does suck. If they beat my dog, I'd have to hunt them down and kill them slowly...... really.
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Man that does suck, Im sorry to hear about this.
  5. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Membabwie is the far extreme other end of Tennessee both in location and attitude.....At the OTHER end of the State, break-in's happen here occassionally, but almost NO home invasions, because folks here will shoot you graveyard dead in a heartbeat.

    You do need to abandon ship and leave it to the rats.
  6. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Sounds like you oughta make a trip to TN's and get some tips;) :eek:
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'll have to check and see if my Truck doors even lock.
    I think the key comes out of the ignition?
    I know I don't have a house key...

    Come on out this way Ryan.

    (and Sorry to hear of your troubles)
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well at least the ones that wrote the check at the casino are almost asuradly on camera also.

    Dont they have concieled carry there? I would definatly be getting the permit and carrying 24/7 includeing at home with that crap going on but then I generaly do even here and Im about like melbo, dont even have a house key and only lock the truck to keep the kid from draging out my tools and such.

    Sorry to hear about the troubles though, used to live in an area of Kansas City that sounds similar to the stuff going on there so can relate.
  9. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks for the replys.

    Melbo and TNAndy, we are workin' on movin' out of here. There are just a few problems such as selling the house I'm in (it will take more $$ to make it really sellable than it is worth), the location of the house (in a 100 yr flood zone), and the slow martket right now (some houses in my neighborhood have had "4 sale" signs for more that a year).
    My wife and I have been looking at land prices in middle TN. We are wanting a min of 10 acres of land with no maximum size :)

    Yes we have carry permits monkeyman, I have mine and carry almost 24/7. I ordered my wife her handgun for carry (springfield XD-9), signed her up for her permit class (next Saturday). Her dad is also wanting to get a "cheap" handgun and get his permit - both of which we are doing what we can to help.

    For my home defense I just ordered a Mossberg 590A1 shotgun.

    It sure is nice working for a gun range part-time. I get a nice deal on firearms and ammo and my lane times are free :)

  10. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I wish you good luck on selling your house soon and getting out of there. If your in-laws do buy a firearm, please make sure they attend a decent training class. It sounds as though sooner or later they are going to be robbed/attacked again. Training would help to protect their lives, and hopefully keep them out of prison.
  11. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Sounds like the inlaws need to make some big changes to secure their home .

    Alarm system and more than one dog of the larger size like Sheppards or Rotts are in order here , and perhaps even Bars on the windows .

    Guns need to be locked in a safe when not at home , even the cheap Homak , StackOn and Sentry safes bolted to the wall are better than a gun just stashed in a closet or under a bed . You have to be careful arming the BG's because they can use your gun on you if you return home while they're still there and in todays world some of the slime would rather kill you than take a chance on leaving a witness .

    Your father inlaws desire for a "Cheap" handgun isn't at all comforting , as it sounds like he doesn't yet place much value on his or his wifes life if those are exactly the words that came out of his mouth .

    I would tell him to save on his funeral plans instead , and spend wisely on defering the need to use those plans in the mean time .

    Batten down the hatches and get some "cheap" security cameras that hook up to a VCR and station one on each side of the home , combined with motion sensor lights for at night and the thieves may be deterred in the fact that they will get caught if they select his house again . These kinds of cameras can be found for about $50 and will record video and audio pretty clearly up to about 50 ft in B/W .
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