Here's a close call that my roommates experienced back in January.
Background: I live in a 3 bedroom, one story house with 2 roommates in a very nice neighborhood. We're all in our mid-20's. One roommate (who owns the house) is a LEO and the other just passed his CHL class. We all 3 grew up in an area which has a much higher crime rate, so we are always observant and prepared. The ex-girlfriend mentioned is a 21 year old I dated for 4-5 months last year. I ended it for many reasons, but at the top of the list was her excessive drinking and reckless behavior. (Drinking and driving, visiting shady and unsafe bars, associating with people I don't consider to be upstanding citizens, etc...) She was upset about it for a while according to our mutual friends, but eventually got over it. I saw her a few times after, but a couple months had passed since I saw her and since she visited our house.
Story: I had just left town that day to go to Louisiana for a refinery turnaround, so I was not at home during the event. My ex-girlfriend obviously had no knowledge of this. Apparently she was extremely intoxicated at a nearby bar, which she has been known to do. After a disagreement with her best friend and mother, she left her purse and phone and walked the 1.3 miles (thanks Google) to my house. (I received a text around 2:30AM from her best friend asking if I was in town, and if I knew where my ex was. I replied no and went back to sleep.) Upon arriving at my house, she had no way of calling me, so she tried knocking/banging on my window. After no luck with that, she tried ringing the doorbell, opening the front door, and opening the garage overhead door.
During all this, she had woken up both of my roommates. They each instinctively grabbed their bedside pistols, left their rooms, and met up in the living room. After a quick back and forth that no, it was not each other making the noise, and they were not expecting anyone, they noticed my ex-girlfriend was back at the front door, beating on it. The LEO approached the door while my other roommate stood back in the hallway with a clear view of the door. My roommate turned on the porch light, looked through the door/window, saw it was my ex, and unlocked the door. As he began to open it, she pushed it open, knocking him back. According to my other roommate, "If he had fallen any further back, I would have shot, but since he was still close, I didn't want to risk hitting him." (I should mention that he didn't know my ex, had only seen her once before for a brief few seconds, and at the time the porch light hadn't finished turning on. Stupid energy saving crap...)
At this point she began demanding to see me until they explained I was out of town. The owner of the house offered her the couch to sleep it off as long as she left when they went to work.
Anyways, sorry for the drawn out post. Thought I'd share with as many details as I could think of. On that note, LEO roommate had his G26 and the CHL roommate had his XD40 tactical.
So opinions? Critiques? We have already informed her that she is no longer welcome at our house and I have since raised my standards for who I date.