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"Stop treating strangers like they're you're best friend"....one, I don't, and two, if I said anything to anyone I knew that had a reason to know, it's criminals like you who are the human cockraoches to exploit it. I get so god damned sick of criminals acting like innocent purveyors of opportunity on the foolishness of the innocent; crime is crime. if I leave my front door open, I may be asking for it, but if you choose to break the law by coming in, you might be looking down the barrel of a shotgun, too. I'd be more than happy to introduce you to a higher authority.
First of all, can anyone, and I mean ANYONE, tell me why this "story" couldn't have been viewed all on one page?! Why is it with these MSN articles that we incessantly need to click ELEVEN or TWELVE different times to go to ELEVEN or TWELVE different pages just so we can read one story?! If it's an attempt to get me to read different advertising on each and every page, trust me, MSN, that absolutely does not work. I ignore ALL of the advertisements with ease, as I'm sure most people do. Also, this story wasn't really worth one page, let alone eleven. Believe me, I'll take my Doberman as a deterrent to unauthorized entry over some "little yappy dog" any old day of the week.
As I accidently deleted my post trying to edit it, I'll post again.
I really have to laugh at some of the comments here, talk about your would be Rambo's! Call it the Rambo syndrome!
This person gave some good tips, on how to protect yourself, but most of it was just good common sense.
I will say this about dogs though. I had Great Danes since 1990, an Old English Mastiff, & a Bloodhound that makes all sorts of ruckus when he spots a stranger, but would wag his tail & lick the hand, of a would be burglar, while he cleans your house out. On the other hand, the Great Danes make excellent watch dogs. Some bark more than others, but their a very alert breed! I have a front porch, & a back porch, the Danes are at the front or back door 99.9 % of the time, waiting for you to come in, even before you walk on either porch. Nothing is more intimidating than two Great Danes, staring in your eyes, at the chest level of a six foot man, while baring their teeth, & growling very deeply!
I used to live in a bad neighborhood in my city, & I only had one Great Dane at the time. Burglars tried to break-in my house twice. Once through the back screen door, cutting a circle hole in the glass, that person(s) did not even make it to the second door. The other time, he, she, they, tried to break-in through my basement window, again, that's as far as they got. A cop once told my wife, that the house burglaries had stopped completely, as far as two house down from our house, the reason? Our Great Dane, he thought. I even heard people as they walked past our house saying, "you don't want to mess with that house, there's a BIG MOTHER F##K##G dog that lives there", as their eyes went wide open, LOL!
Now, I live in a much safer neighborhood, but one day, my two Great Danes were acting up a little, I did not think much of it. I went to let them out the back door, so they could do their duties outside, & before I could blink, they had this guy backed up against my mini van. He did not know whether to pee his pants, pray for divine intervention, or beg me to get the dogs away from him, LOL! He was scared BIGTIME, & if you can believe this, he was stealing beer cans from my garage, LOL! Never seen him again!
I'm not saying that Great Danes, or for that matter, any large dog will keep a top professional burglar at bay from your home, but you can bet on this, they'll sure give that person major pause to ripping you off. As far as junkies & teenagers go, they'll run like the Japanese from Godzilla, never to return!
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