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    Empty box

    We got home from church last night, and i was getting off the vehicle my wife and kids are standing at the front door looking down, so as I approach them, there is an empty box of cigarettes at our front door step.

    We donít smoke, so I automatic went into red alert, pulled out my XD 40 tell my wife and kids to just step back, I check the door is locked, I unlock the door and cleared the living room, went straight to the sliding door and itís locked then cleared the whole house.

    It freaked me out, should I had done something different?

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    Depending on how far your door is, it might have just blown in.

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    have a good size fornt yard, and the door sits inside a mini porch.
    Read my story.

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    maybe wind was strong enough to bring the empty box to your yard.

    Install spy camera in your front yard

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    Y'all may be right.. I'll get a cam installed.
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    Thanks for posting, you came out OK that's what matters most.
    I would have secured the wife & kids 1st. with the wife on stand by to call 911 if needed. 2nd check all entry points around the out side of the house windows & doors. Look for anything unusual like an unknown parked car or near by stranger. Then clear the house only if nothing else is suspicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAT40 View Post
    Thanks for posting, you came out OK that's what matters most.
    I would have secured the wife & kids 1st. with the wife on stand by to call 911 if needed. 2nd check all entry points around the out side of the house windows & doors. Look for anything unusual like an unknown parked car or near by stranger. Then clear the house only if nothing else is suspicious.
    Should have done that.. great advice.
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    I agree with checking outside for entry points,if entry is detected then call 911,you may know your house but they have been alerted by your vehicle pulling up and could ambush you.There are ways to secure a perimeter but It takes at least 2 people while waiting for police
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I agree with checking outside for entry points,if entry is detected then call 911,you may know your house but they have been alerted by your vehicle pulling up and could ambush you.There are ways to secure a perimeter but It takes at least 2 people while waiting for police
    Good advice!
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    Good SA for noticing the cig pack.
    I might have set off my own car alarm just before calling 911 instead entering myself, while taking a position of cover and watching any exit points, and looking around for any vehicles that don't belong in the neighborhood.
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    Others have said it, but I agree to checking entry points outside first. That way if your back door is opened, you can just call 911 immediately.
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    Any signs of attempted entry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Any signs of attempted entry?
    None, Thank goodness.
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    Yep, one mistake no big deal, nothing like a four legged all clear.

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    Hate to be the spoil-sport here, but...

    A piece of trash in one's front yard isn't, by itself, anything to go into DefConRed over. C'mon, man, it's trash.

    Would the reaction have been the same over a bubble gum wrapper?
    ... a Coke can?

    I carry 24/7, but when I find a piece of trash in my front yard that the wind blew in, I just pull out my piece and blast it over into the next yard.

    Well, no. Seriously, what I typically do is to... pick it up and throw it into a trash bag.

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