This Home Invasion Caught on Tape is Frightening


They attacked her as she entered her home, tied her up in the basement, and made off with around $25,000 in personal items. She was 63.

The shocking video below shows how two men waited in dark backyard for over an hour, then rushed her at her front door. The frightening home invasion should put us all on alert for ways we can strengthen our home security.

The threat of a home invasion increases as times grow more and more desperate. Unlawfully intruding into a home is a sad and desperate act, usually carried out by someone who wants easy access to anything of value.

Often, the intruder is someone you know or a familiar face from the neighborhood. Just as the video shows, thieves don’t like to take chances and they’ll take the easiest target possible.

How to Discourage Home Invasions
The intruder who breaks into your home wants the crime to be easy and fast. Smart thieves spend the time to look at different properties. What factors do thieves look for when choosing a home to invade?

  • Newspapers, fliers, and mail that hasn’t been collected.
  • Lights and televisions that are off for days at a time.
  • Lawns and gardens that are overgrown.
  • Knocks to the door that go unanswered.
  • Staff like painters, gardeners, or pest control that visit the home on a schedule.
  • Your social media profile to see when you’re on vacation.
  • No evidence of a dog.

Keeping these warning signs in mind, there are some small things you can do to make your home unattractive to intruders. The second they see that they might need to contend with an obstacle, they’ll think twice before entering.

  • Keep hunting themed stickers on your vehicles. This is a first signal to an intruder that odds are good that a firearm is waiting inside.
  • A pair of large hunting or work boots beside the door can be a small suggestion that someone large is inside. Sometimes that’s enough.
  • Even if you don’t own a dog, some large dog toys in the yard or within view of windows and doors could be enough to discourage an intruder.
  • If someone knocks at the door, ask them to identify themselves. You’re never obligated to open the door if the visitor makes you uncomfortable. If repeated visits are never answered, the intruder may assume no one is home and enter.

Remember, you’re not helpless against an attack. Be aware of your surroundings and take steps to prevent an invasion in the first place. Take the time to look over your home security measures and train yourself for self-defense.