Yesterday my day started off pretty normal. I did everything I normally do. Got up got my kids off the school and The Husband off to work. I had no idea that my day would take the turn that it took.
Normally when I am home I do all of my house work and then I stay upstairs in my room. We don’t have a TV in our living room and that’s how I like to pass some of my time. So since there is no reason for me to be downstairs I stay upstairs. So I was in my room yesterday when everything took place and did not really hear anything until my neighbor came knocking on my front door. Thank god for my neighbor. Being here by myself I am very cautious so when he first knocked I ignored it cause I knew I had not planned for any visitors but when he kept knocking I went downstairs and peered through my window. He began asking me questions about one of my windows. He asked if I had left my window open and did I know that the screen was off. At first I thought he was asking about the crack in it and I told him I knew about that but then when he asked about the window being opened and the screen being off I immediately became alarmed. So I opened my door and went to see what he was talking about. Turns out he caught a man outside my window. He had cracked the window the rest of the way, opened it, and was preparing to come inside my house and rob it. I have no clue how I didn’t hear anything. Probably because of the stuff we had in front of the window. Because of the crack we had put some things in front of the window until we could find someone to fix it. Looking back, I realize that as soon we noticed a crack, we should’ve immediately contacted a professional from somewhere like this Wilmington Window company, and had that window replaced! It would’ve been best to have them put in a new, sturdy window, but well, we thought a quick fix would work for then. And then this happened… He had even gone so far as to move some of the things. To be honest I heard a few noises but I just assumed it was Jojo our cat. In fact I did go out into the hallway to see what Jojo was doing. My neighbor believes that he tried to break into his home as well which would have been stupid since he has a dog. He was alerted because his brother pulled up and noticed the man squatted down in front of my neighbor’s window holding a screwdriver. The neighbor and his brother had the guy and he kept claiming he wasn’t doing anything. But when I got on the phone and called the police the guy ran off. When the police arrived and investigated they agreed with my neighbor that if he hadn’t been there that the guy would have robbed the house. We were able to give a pretty good description of the guy and now we are all praying that the police will catch this guy. I called The Husband and he came right home.
I am still kind of scared but this morning we got an estimate on the window. At first, we thought of covering it with window decals. But my husband suggested patching it. I also put the stuff we had in front of it back. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get anyone out there yesterday. This made for a kind of tough night of sleep.
The Husband stayed with me this morning until the guy from the glass company showed up and patched up the window. I found a great Door County window installation service but luckily my husband knew someone local that could do the job for us. Hopefully, it won’t take too long to fix. He has to order our glass. I am just glad the guy didn’t get in and that my neighbor was there. My neighbor on the other side of me and the neighbor who stopped guy said that they would look out for me. It is great to have good neighbors
Thank goodness your safe! You have great neighbors to look out for you. I would’ve been a nervous wreck knowing the fact that someone was trying to rob me!
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I was. So glad The Husband came home. I did not want to be in the house by myself.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Oh my gosh, my heart is beating so hard right now! How scary. You are very lucky to have such great neighbors. Wow.
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Yes very lucky. It was such a blessing he was there when he was.
Virginia @thatbaldchick says
What a blessing that your neighbor saw him and took steps to prevent it!
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Yes I agree definitely a blessing.
Ashley B. says
I honestly though that you got a picture of the robber trying to break in! Of course, then I read your post. I’m glad your neighbor was there for you. The robber is pretty brazen to be breaking into peoples homes with people there!
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Ha ha ha!! Yes I agree I couldn’t believe he chose to try in broad daylight but he also looked like he was high.
Too scary. Good neighbors can be priceless – you owe him one!
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Pretty crazy! Glad your neighbor was there. Might be time to invest in a gun for home protection!
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Yes I am so glad he was home.
Janelle King says
Glad you are ok. You should invest in a home security alarm for your windows.
Yes we are looking into one.
Yes we are looking into one now
Nicole A. says
It’s awesome that you have great neighbors. I would hope that mine would do the same for me heaven forbid something like that happen.
Yes I was so glad he was home when he was
Liz Mays says
How utterly terrifying! I am so glad your neighbor put a stop to that!!!!!
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Wow that is super scary to experience. I’m so happy you have an awesome neighbor! I hope you’ll be able to relax and feel safe in your home again real soon but I know it’s very hard when someone tries to break in, I’d be a nervous wreck, in fact I’d probably go high tech and home aloneish. But thank goodness it turned out okay.
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Denise Gabbard says
Oh my goodness! I agree with some of the others, you should look into a home security system. We had one put in our daughter’s house and it was really inexpensive– well worth the money and peace of mind.
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That is so scary! I’m glad that your neighbor was there to catch the guy and I’m glad that you weren’t harmed.
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Amber Edwards says
WOW! That is quite a scary event! Very scary to imagine being there as he was set to rob the place! Eek. So good to know you have great neighbors that look out for each other. I have neighbors like that as well. We all help keep an eye on each other’s homes. Day and night.
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Take your neighbor some cookies!! Thank goodness he was on his toes! I’m glad you’re safe!
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Oh my how scary so happy your neighbor was watching out for you.
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Lady Lilith says
Oh my that sounds pretty scary. I am glad to hear that you are okay and no one got hurt. You have an amazing neighbor.
Jennifer williams says
Thank goodness your neighbor was home to see what was going on. I am glad you are okay, who knows what would have happened if the attempt to get in would not have been interrupted. Sometimes you can remove the window that is cracked – they sometimes pop out with the frame attached and find a local shop to quickly repair it. That is what we did when a rock went through our window. That way we had it back the same day.
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Tough Cookie Mommy says
I’m glad that you are safe and that your neighbor was looking out for you. This must have been a terrifying experience.
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You are very lucky. That would have been classified as a “home invasion” if he would have been successful since you were in the home.
This happened to us 10 years ago and my son was in the house sleeping. They kicked in a French Door and ransacked our house and pepper sprayed and beat our dogs. My son slept through most of it and finally woke up and went out in the house and they ran out the front door. He was very lucky too.
The first thing we did was get a good alarm system.
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What a scare! Thank God for your neighbor and thank God you are safe. I hope you will eventually be ok and re-gain your sense of security
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Nanny Flowers says
That is scary! Sounds like someone desperate and disorganized which makes it worse. Thank goodness your neighbor saw him.
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Wow! That’s scary! I”m glad you are okay and everything is fine!
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Thanks so much. It was definitely a scary situation.
Oh my goodness that’s so scary. Thank goodness for your neighbor!!
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I am so glad he was there.
Oh my gosh! How scary! I’m so glad you had a great neighbor to keep an eye out!!
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Yes agreed. Great neighbor. I really appreciated it.
Oh my gosh!! That would be scary. Im home during the day and am always worried about someone breaking in. glad you are ok!
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I’ve always been scared that, that would happen. I think that is what scared me. That my fears actually came true.
Oh my god, that is so scary!!! I’m so glad that you are okay and an even scarier situation was prevented. Maybe you need a dog, too!
Yes I am totally thinking about getting a dog because Jojo was no help at all. It was very scary.
Amber Nelson says
Oh my gosh! That is so scary. Glad you are okay.
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Thank you so very much. I really appreciate your kind words.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
Thank goodness your neighbor was there and you’re physically ok. Hope they catch him!
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I am hoping they catch him too.
Oh my goodness, I can’t even imagine how scary that was! I would have freaked out. Thank goodness for your neighbor!
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Trust me I totally freaked out. I am so grateful that he was there.
Oh no! My sister was recently robbed and it is so much more than stuff. The loss of feeling secure and comfortable is so much harder to get back. I am so glad that you weren’t hurt.
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Ashley Gill says
How scary!! I’m so glad your neighbors were there to help you!! You have me checking all my windows and doors. I hope you never see that guy again.
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I am in the middle of that. I want to see him again so I can get him arrested. I actually catch myself looking to see if I can recognize him. Other than that I want no dealings with him.
Melissa @Serendipity and Spice says
Oh my gosh that is terrifying! I’m so happy your neighbor scared the guy off and everything worked out alright.
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Yes I was so scared. Once the reality of it set in I wound up breaking down crying at the though of what could have happened.
Tiffany @ Real Mom Talk says
Thank goodness for your neighbor and that you are okay!
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Yes I felt very blessed that he was there.
Sonia Hazard (NiaMassage) says
There is no way to like this post, except that your neighbor let you know what was going on. I hope that you do take self defense classes, so that you are able to go back to enjoying your home again.
That must have been a very scary experience.
That is a great idea. Don’t know why I didn’t think of looking into that.
Amanda Love says
Wow! That’s scary. We had a break in once when we lived in NYC. He stole all of my jewelry, since then I haven’t replaced any of it. Now I’m always on the alert and we have a home security system. You have a great neighbor but you may to think about installing a home security system as well. It will surely give you some peace of mind.
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We are definitely looking into a security system. I am doing much better now.