Home invasion - what would you do first? :)

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Home invasion - what would you do first? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Now I am listing here the two most common things people seem to do before anything else in such a case when they are able to - am not gonna tell what the right things are to do, because you better do the research - and learn...

So, which would you do before doing anything else?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Call the police!
33  (55%)
Get em fuckers by myself!
18  (30%)
Other :)
9  (15%)
Total votes: 60
Poll is closed
09/11/2012
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Vaginas Vaginas
I would grab my phone and call the police. and then grab something to defend myself with. and if they are unarmed, I'll try to catch them by surprise and knock them out
09/11/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Call the police, I guess? I don't have anything worth taking. Although... my dildo collection might scare them off!
09/11/2012
KRD KRD
It depends. If they're still in the house while I'm there, I'd probably grab my gun and call the police
09/12/2012
funluvinmama funluvinmama
I would call police with my cell phone that I sleep with (it lays on hubby's pillow when he is gone). I would then try to go out and protect my kids.
09/12/2012
CuteDee CuteDee
Probably depend on my mood... If Im pissed off, might just find something to hit them with then call the cops! But I think my dogs would get to them first.
09/12/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Let's see...I have a gun and a baseball bat. I would call the police also, but they are probably not going to get there quick enough.
09/12/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I'm normally not a violent person, but I am very territorial. Ask anyone who really knows me, they will tell you NEVER touch my food without permission. I'll literally bite a hand off.
09/12/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
Realistically? If they were in the room, scream. If not, grab my cellphone and head out through the window.
09/12/2012
GONE! GONE!
I would be too scared to do anything before calling the cops.
09/12/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I would have the gun in my hand and tell them the cops are coming and I have no problem shooting!!
09/12/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Now I am listing here the two most common things people seem to do before anything else in such a case when they are able to - am not gonna tell what the right things are to do, because you better do the research - and learn...

So, which ...
The very first thing I'd do is NOT call the police, but work with what I've got. I would call my partner before the police because he'll get here sooner. I have a knife and pepper spray. I don't keep my knife or spray right with me while at home, but there have been times when I'd be going to sleep early in the morning (third shifter here) with noone home and I'd get just a bad feeling and bring my knife or pepper spray to bed with me, sometimes both. Just every now and then I get those bad, scary feelings and feel safer having some kind of protection.

I guess it really depends on the situation -- which part of the house I'm in when the intruder happens across me or what objects I could use as defense are closer to me. I don't know for sure. It'd also depend on what they were doing. A gun, no gun? If they have a gun, I'm just going to be quiet, listen and maybe even pretend I'm asleep if I happen to be in bed.

All I can say for sure is I hope it never happens.

I would definitely fight back if necessary. I've really, really, really wanted to take up some kind of defense class. I'm small, weak and I look like NO threat to even a kitten. I actually am a lot stronger than I look though due to working out, but that's just my legs and stuff. It's not like I could pick a big dude up and throw him or really defend myself that well.
09/12/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
I agree with travelnurse. Go for GUN first!! Then call police! I'm shooting but at least police can come and pick up the body.
09/12/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Now I am listing here the two most common things people seem to do before anything else in such a case when they are able to - am not gonna tell what the right things are to do, because you better do the research - and learn...

So, which ...
We don't really have anything worth stealing but my immediate reaction would be to protect my partner. And since we can't really count on the police, I would have to wake my partner. I'm terrible at self defense but she's great, and together we'd fend them off.
09/12/2012
Peggi Peggi
We have a sign on our fence that says this:



If someone IS stupid enough to try and break in, we aren't kidding for the most part. We WILL call 911, yes, but it takes them about 15 minutes to get here, and I'm sorry but I don't think that if I am shot or stabbed myself I'm making it the 15 minutes til help gets here and then the 15 minimum to the hospital. So we will call 911 after the guy is down or hogtied in my bathtub with my army of cats and kittens guarding them...or hubby, but the kitties seem a little more scary if you ask me...they have those NAILS and stuff!
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Now I am listing here the two most common things people seem to do before anything else in such a case when they are able to - am not gonna tell what the right things are to do, because you better do the research - and learn...

So, which ...
Calling the police is a high priority, but in a real home invasion, it comes at the bottom of my list, since by the time they could get there, bad things could happen to me or my family. Thus, in order of response, 1. Obtain weapon from headboard safe (touch pad/instant access). 2. Use pre-arranged family alert to notify anyone else in house to a threat. (allowing them time to lock doors and stay put, or, if safe, move to our pre-arranged "defensable" position. 3. CALL POLICE. 4. sit tight in our pre-thought out "defensible" area of our bedroom (most home invasions occur at night).
5. Defend home/family if needed.

Any intruder in our home will be facing a minimum of an AUTOMATIC/rapid fire .410 laser ranged shotgun with home defense shells, as well as a .45 caliber semi auto, laser sighted handgun, with a LARGE magazine and "frangible" home defense ammunition (minimal wall penetration to pose little threat to others in the house). We are both very practiced and proficient in their use.

I won't even tell you "woe to he that tries THIS house", as I would also hit the LIGHT KILL master switch in the bedroom....effectively the master cut off to all lights on in the house, thus plunging the place into total darkness, which is EXACTLY what I would want, since Mr. and Mrs. Bignuf would then turn on our night vision goggles and confront the bad guys who would probably NOT have night vision (and most likely a FLASHLIGHT...making them stand out like a BIG NEON TARGET, as they stood there blind). A best case scenario.

We honestly hope and pray NEVER, EVER to be in that kind of situation. It is a horrible thing to have ANY violent confrontation with another human. I don't seek it. I don't want it. However, if a bad guy chooses to violate my home and threaten my family, then THEY have made that choice and forced the terrible decision on me, and I have already made MY plan firm and complete.

The bad guys will pay a very high price for their evil deed.
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
We have a sign on our fence that says this:



If someone IS stupid enough to try and break in, we aren't kidding for the most part. We WILL call 911, yes, but it takes them about 15 minutes to get here, and I'm sorry but I ...
Well put. Love the sign.
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by snowyslut
We don't really have anything worth stealing but my immediate reaction would be to protect my partner. And since we can't really count on the police, I would have to wake my partner. I'm terrible at self defense but she's great, and ...
Most home invasions are about violence to people as much as theft. That is why the bad guys choose to come in when there are people home!!! Normal robbers do all they can to rob an EMPTY house. They DON'T WANT confrontation. Thus a home invader is there to DO YOU HARM and will come armed and ready to do bad things. If you are "not good at self defense", then FIX THAT. There are a million classes you can take on Self Defense and on Fire Arms use as well. Second, have a WEAPON and a PLAN. Without BOTH of those, "fending them off" is a pipe dream (or should I say a NIGHTMARE). "HOW would you "fend them off"? Ask your partner that actual question today. Two guys, armed with pistols and knives and intending bad things. They are in your front door...ask yourself "NOW WHAT"? It IS scary to think about, but FAR less scary then dealing with it, unprepared. WE live in a crazy world with crazy people. Better prepared then not...for all kinds of things we would rather not think about. As a parent, I give this even MORE thought then ever before. My daughter, once of legal age, was given a pistol, long gun and LESSONS. Thankfully she uses them ALL with precision. Brings me a bit more comfort to know she can defend herself.
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
I agree with travelnurse. Go for GUN first!! Then call police! I'm shooting but at least police can come and pick up the body.
BINGO!!!
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
The very first thing I'd do is NOT call the police, but work with what I've got. I would call my partner before the police because he'll get here sooner. I have a knife and pepper spray. I don't keep my knife or spray right with me ...
No matter how small and weak you think you are, you will be surprised how much a karate class will teach you about leverage, angles and body mechanics that will make you MUCH more confident with your own ability to defend yourself. Don't think about it...just go DO IT. Take those classes!!!
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by anonkitty
Realistically? If they were in the room, scream. If not, grab my cellphone and head out through the window.
Victims always scream. It never seems to do much good. Heading out a window sounds fine. How quickly could you really open and exit that window? You should try it one day. Can you get out quick enough to avoid confrontation with an armed person, in the middle of the night, that has just kicked in your door?

Running is NEVER a bad idea, but it often takes FAR longer to execute, especially from a sound sleep, then reaching for a weapon secured next to the bed. Just the facts.

It's tough to think about, but it is FAR better to think about and BE READY then to have something happen and NOT be ready.
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by funluvinmama
I would call police with my cell phone that I sleep with (it lays on hubby's pillow when he is gone). I would then try to go out and protect my kids.
Protect them HOW? Always have a SOUND, real plan. I taught womans self defense at college and in grad school. Helped pay the bills.

Saying I would do this or that is not a plan. A plan is KNOWING what you would use to carry out that desire. Be it a gun or baseball bat, you need a solid PLAN OF ACTION, before thinking you can protect those kids.

It was having kids that made me become expert with firearms, beyond the karate I was already seriously good at. I wanted to DEFINITELY be able to defend them in a hostile world.
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaginas
I would grab my phone and call the police. and then grab something to defend myself with. and if they are unarmed, I'll try to catch them by surprise and knock them out
Catch THEM by surprise and "knock them out"? Sounds very Hollywood. As a woman that has TAUGHT self defense, believe me. At 3 AM, when they have crashed though the door, armed with a gun,and you are stunned upon waking up from a sound sleep....WHAT do you plan to "grab" to knock them out? HOW do you plan to "surprise" THEM, when they just entered a house, KNOWING it is occupied? Please work on a more sound plan of action. We should ALL have one.
09/12/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by RomanticGoth
Call the police, I guess? I don't have anything worth taking. Although... my dildo collection might scare them off!
In the right hands, some Dildo's might make VERY potent weapons, but you had better have gone through many martial arts classes training with them. Just sayin'
09/12/2012
G&L G&L
I would go for my gun which is never to far out of reach.
09/12/2012
Khanner Khanner
I'd call 911 but some sort of heavy object would surely be in my other hand.
09/12/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
make the call but I'm not sure what state the cops will find the person in when they get here.
09/12/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
We have a sign on our fence that says this:



If someone IS stupid enough to try and break in, we aren't kidding for the most part. We WILL call 911, yes, but it takes them about 15 minutes to get here, and I'm sorry but I ...
I need a sign like that!
09/12/2012
Noelle Noelle
I think I would laugh and say, "you want THIS crap?" (meaning my possessions). Just kidding. Scream then I would definately use what is in arms reach and slam them with it. Then once they are stunned, I would go for the face and scratch their eyes out/break their nose. If they can't see, I have a much better advantage. Hopefully there is only one of them!! Once I am outta the house, call the cops or run to the neighbors.
09/12/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
I would call 911 if time permitted, but I live in a rural area and LEO response time can be upwards of 30 minutes, whereas one of my firearms is never much beyond arm's length away.

We have a "Castle Law" here, so I have no duty to retreat or wait to determine the intruder's intent to cause bodily harm before using deadly force.
09/12/2012
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