posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 05:43 PM
Two Saturdays ago on the dead of midnight, we were at home. Myself and my teenage daughters were watching TV, with my hubby already in bed asleep.
My 6 stone dog started barking at the back door, so my eldest goes to find out why. She sees a man in a bandana poke his head out of the kitchen. She
ran back into the front room and called out MUM. She looks for a weapon and thinks we are all going to be killed.
(Afterwards we all had thought it was first a cat, then we thought it was the two vicious dogs next door, then she thought Ninjas, then we all thought
assassins. There has been an attempt before.)
I stand up and reach the door of the front room, I saw my dog was barking and jumping up at the first man in the hall. This man we found out later had
cut my dog's muzzle. As he got hurt he ran behind me and the girls grabbed him.
Instinct kicked in and I placed myself between the intruders and my girls. My mind became really alert, I mean really alert.
I saw the four black men had hoods on, and scarves or bandanas over their faces. It was so surreal.
The first man was really tall and was waving a saw (my wood saw; he had nicked it from the conservatory) in his right hand and he had something in his
left perhaps a knife. This made me laugh inside, it just didn't intimidate me at all.
He started shouting something (I won't say on here as it might bring incriminations of a worse kind later.)
Apparently they had got the wrong address. The first guy said You must be F..... joking. I said no I am not joking.
By this time my hubby had got up and was standing in his PJs on the stairs. He also told them you have the wrong address. Dumb or what?!!!
The first guy looked at the second guy really confused, so I saw my chance to take over the situation. I told them to get out of my house now!
They did, through the front door.
We then all had a cuddle and I found out I was shaking, as was both the girls.
My hubby and I went through the house and the gits had stolen my hubby's Apple laptop it cost £1000 and broke a window hinge, which now has to be
replaced. We have to pay the excess. Is it true that Apple can track the laptop? They had forced the conservatory doors and the back door was still
open as the dog had only a half an hour before gone to do some business in the garden.
As they went out they dropped all the tools they had nicked from my DIY tools. (I do the DIY in my house as I am good at it and I hate cooking.) But
they dropped the pink stanley knife. Thank God as I had just replaced the blade and it was really sharp. Obviously they didn't like pink LOL.
We called the Police and a Murder squad detective came out, due to the Police covering the Olympics.
They took my statement that night and the next morning my hubby's.
What I would like to know, is how I could have handled it, if they had been paid (or Military) assassins? I am a big built woman who could still take
her girls up to bed asleep when they were 10yrs.
Do we need defence classes?
As a family we have nearly died together in the Italian Alps, so this event didn't affect us as badly, if we hadn't have had that experience. I have
posted that experience somewhere on ATS but it is not a thread, so too difficult to find.
My girls have had nightmares about this after the 'robbery with menace'. But my nightmares were two days before the event, if anyone is interested I
will post them. (I didn't want this posted in Dreams forum.)
I live in the UK and we can not have a gun, as the gun laws here are really strict. But is there anything I can buy to defend ourselves better than
Jedi mind tricks. I didn't even have time to call on God.
We were thinking wooden staffs but are there classes for staffs? Robin Hood style?
(I couldn't even kill a wasp today as I don't like killing things, and I really felt sorry for three mice that had died in a plastic bin in the
conservatory, even though they pooh everywhere.
Anyway thanks for reading.