My friend’s house was broken into not that long ago. That is sad enough, but who did it made us all stop and think about this world that we live in. It was a friend of her youngest son. Her son didn’t even live at home anymore, but the friend broke in because he wanted to steal just enough to be able to buy his next fix. That is what he told my friend anyway at the police station. One of the first things she did was go to https://homesecurity911.com at the suggestion of one of the police officers that she knows pretty well.
I think it was a shock to most of us who know this young man because it is just so out of character for him. He had gone to church with so many of us, and he was basically a good kid who just made some bad choices. He was at the point where he did not need coddled though, because that was not going to help him. Tough love was the better option. There was another aspect of this though, which is making sure our homes are more secure.
We live in a town where most of us didn’t even lock our doors if we were just running to the store or dropping in on a neighbor. What this young man did changed all of that. It made us open our eyes that we are in a war, and we all need to be more vigilant. My friend did get an ADT security system installed, but she is not the only one. Several of us decided to have them installed at our houses too. It does make me feel safer, but it also makes me so sad because this is something I never expected to have to do.