Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Two In A Row!

Jennifer sends in the latest DGC addition - and it's a little too close to her for comfort...

Police: Edmond homeowner kills intruder
EDMOND, Okla. —A homeowner shot and killed an intruder overnight in Edmond.

Police said 20-year-old Marlow Dwayne Wilson Jr. broke into a home on Cobblestone Court, near Danforth Road and Boulevard Street, about 3:30 a.m. and was shot by the owner. Wilson was pronounced dead on the scene.
Yeah, break into my house at 3:30 in the morning and I'm not going to be terribly charitable.Very few good things happen at 3:30 in the morning (to a married guy with kids). Even fewer good things happen when it involves strangers what shouldn't be inside your house in the first place. We all hope - and for the most part think - it won't happen to us; some of us plan for that event, others don't; and for a few of us, we've lived it.

The article says it's not clear how Wilson got in the house, which leads me to one final rant: LOCK. YOUR. DAMN. DOORS. I don't care if you live in the very heart of Montana, 250 miles away from the nearest human being. Lock your damn doors. It never ceases to amaze me - although I guess it shouldn't - how people can be so blind to such a basic security measure. Sure, a locked door won't stop a determined thief, but it might dissuade the casual thief, the disoriented methhead, or random drunk.

And if they can't get in, you won't have to shoot 'em - ammo's still damned hard to find!

Dead Goblin Count: 413

That is all.


RipRip said...

Where is the Beach Boys reference for this one?

Matthew said...

A continual frustration to me is the position that "I shouldn't -have- to lock my doors" (often with an observation of "how it used to be").

Which is as correct, but as irrelevant in the real world in which we live, as stating that "people should be able to walk the streets alone at night drunk without expecting to be victimized."

Yes, both are goals to be continuously worked toward: but, in the meantime, lock your doors and practice a little rational personal responsibility in your life choices.

Anonymous said...

Don't Forget bears can open doors. Not often. But neither do drunks. So lock your doors!