Home Invasion: Stalk or Wait?
Would like see your responses in regards to a Home Invasion Scenario.
You live alone or just you and your wife.
You live in a area with many other homes close by.
It's 2am when you are awakened by the sound of someone attempting to gain access to your home.
As you awaken to a higher alert state, you now hear this person in your home.
What is your response?
Do you let them move thru your home and steal what they want and hope they will leave?
Do you come out and confront them with your weapon?
Do you wait, crouched in the corner of your bedroom with your weapon trained on the door?
Do you shout "I have a gun! Get outta' here!" ?
My logic dictates NOT to come out and confront them.
I would dial 911 and wait for them to enter my bedroom.
Since the invader probably does not know the layout of my home ,I would be somewhat under cover and have the element of surprise. (i.e) The first accurate shot as my weapon is trained on the point of entry.
Announcing I have a gun is risky IMO.
I suppose the down side of this would be the inability to ID the invader.