Our home is a haven; it should always make us feel comfortable and secure and threat-free. It serves as our safe sanctuary and gives us the rest we need after a hard, tiring day. Home is often a person’s safest haven, therefore it’s important to keep everyone there secure at all times.
Many people put security cameras on their property to preserve their privacy and safety. Nonetheless, despite such security measures, criminals still find ways to enter people’s houses without permission.
A Texan woman named Kim Fleming Cernigliaro recently revealed a true incident in an effort to spread awareness and forewarn others about a new technique criminals are using to break into houses.
Kim heard a knock on the door while she was by herself at home. The knocking became more intense and began to pound. She sensibly decided not to open the door as she wasn’t expecting any visitors.
She became uneasy as the knocking became more persistent and made the decision to wait before seeing if someone was still outside.
She went downstairs and unlocked the front door after a while, when it appeared that the individual had left. She looked down at the door handle and saw a rubber band. She immediately contacted the police to report the occurrence since she was perplexed and unsure of its relevance.
When the police arrived, they stated that other local homes had found rubber bands on their door handles. They explained the rationale for the peculiar strategy used by burglars.
It turns out that the rubber band keeps the latch open when a homeowner answers the door and releases the latch to let the door open. Criminals will find it simpler to enter the house as a result.
The homeowner is unable to close and lock the door because the rubber band keeps the latch open.
Kim is now on a mission to warn people about this novel strategy and to reaffirm their need to use extra cautious while opening doors for strangers.
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