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    I guess my thought is "I suppose the naked screaming lady could be in cahoots with a criminal who wants to get me too....but how likely is that?" I know it could and very occasionally does happen that a woman helps a man find his rape victims, but I don't think it's terribly common. Not common enough to really worry about, you know? I mean, if a criminal were that desperate to get in to my house, they could just break a window.
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    I really don't think i know what i would do until it actually happened. I want to think i would let her in, but its really hard for me to say without experiencing it. I really could see it going both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I guess my thought is "I suppose the naked screaming lady could be in cahoots with a criminal who wants to get me too....but how likely is that?" I know it could and very occasionally does happen that a woman helps a man find his rape victims, but I don't think it's terribly common. Not common enough to really worry about, you know? I mean, if a criminal were that desperate to get in to my house, they could just break a window.
    That is my thinking. It seems like there are a hundred easier ways if someone really wanted to get in. I mean most of the time my doors aren't even locked because the kids are going in and out all the time. Plus it seems like it would likely attract MORE attention from the neighbors for someone to be screaming at the door making it likely that someone else would call 911, doesn't seem like a great plan for a robbery.
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    Sitting here thinking about it I keep thinking of all the perfect responses to this. But in reality if it actually occurs I know I would run on adrenaline and do whatever felt right.

    A couple of weeks ago I was coming home from a jog and there was a man that was acting really strange in front of my next door neighbors. I asked if he needed help and he took off and jumped the fence into their backyard. I followed him. I didnt mean to confront him or anything, but I wanted to make sure he didnt try to go into their house as they are a very old little couple. In retrospect I should have stayed on the sidewalk and call the cops, but I acted on instinct. He ended up being someone that was trying to hide from the cops and was going to hide out in the shed in my neighbors yard. He was looking for unlocked gates. I am very happy that all our gates are locked, even though we lock them to keep Carson in and didnt think about keeping people out
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    That is my thinking. It seems like there are a hundred easier ways if someone really wanted to get in. I mean most of the time my doors aren't even locked because the kids are going in and out all the time. Plus it seems like it would likely attract MORE attention from the neighbors for someone to be screaming at the door making it likely that someone else would call 911, doesn't seem like a great plan for a robbery.
    I agree with this. And our doors aren't always locked either, given our proximity to our neighbors, to the police station, etc.

    I hope I would do the right thing. I like to think I would. I just can't say 100%. I seem to have good instincts in a crisis -- I once caught my husband when he fainted, making sure to wedge my body between his falling head and the floor because I know people who faint often injure themselves in the fall -- but I don't know, when my kids are around I might get irrationally overprotective.
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    If husband was home.. I would wake him and let her in.
    If husband not home.. I would call 911 wake the boys have one call the neighbors on my cell, stick my gun in my pocket and let her in...
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