i was robbed at gunpoint thurs night
well this was a very scary and real situation that happened to me thursday night. I am breaking the story into 2 parts so you can get the story and what was leading up to this:
My wife and I have been married for 9 years. When i first married her i met her family, she had a half cousin we will call him "sam" so "sam" moved away when he was 10 years old and we have not seen him since. Last Sunday my wife gets a call and it is "sam" he is saying he is back in town and was trying to see all his family he has not seen in years after talking to him for 30 min or so he asked if he could come see us in our new home and visit. My wife told him yes and he was due to come over the following evening ( monday ) he was supposed to be here at 8:00pm and he didnt show up untill 11:00pm, my wife told him it was kind of late and he couldnt stay long. "sam" came in and i immedietly noticed he was a little on the weird side, he just didnt seem to have all his bearings. he stayed an hour or so talking about "good ole times" and "storys of the past". He finally left and I told my wife that there was something weird about him and I didnt want him to come back over, my wife agreed with me and said she didnt want him overhere anymore either. Well on Tuesday he started calling, called like 15 times and wanted to come over, my wife told him no we were busy, so then Wednesday he called 10 or 15 times wanting to come over, my wife again told him no we were busy. So thursday afternoon he started calling my wife at 4:00 asking if he could come over, she said no she was leaving taking my daughter to cheerleading and he said well will your husband let me come over, she said no he has our son and he is busy as well. now for part 2
So my wife and daughter leaves at 6:45 she was going to the church to do cheerleading, she took her gun off and sat it on the mantle, for some reason I took mine off as well and sat in on the mantle next to hers. ( all of our guns are in the safe accept the two we carry ) I was downstairs cleaning and at 7:15 there was a knock at the door, my son jumped up to answer it and I ran after my son telling him not to answer the door, I glanced up and it's my wife's cousin knocking, so I am thinking what is this young idiot wanting we told him not to come over, so i answer the door and he says "whats going on" before i could say "getting ready to leave" a black guy rushes in and has a gun in my face, he was hiding on the side of the home, then the cousin and another black guy walk in, both black men had bandanas over there face but the cousin did not. He put the gun in my face and grabbed my shirt and made me get on the ground face down, he stood overtop of me with the gun to the back of my head asking where all my money was at, I told him I had none, the other 2 guys went through the home and tore my house up. Mind you my 3 year old son is watchng all this unfold. Then, he makes me get up, puts the gun to my middle back and says go downstairs, I walk downstairs. I am thinking in my mind do i turn around and fight him or try to get the gun from him, but i decide to listen to him because i didnt want a stray bullet to hit my son if we got into a scuffle. so i go downstairs ( seperating me and my son ) and he makes me get back on the ground, stands back over me with the gun to my head, he was getting upset cause they were not finding any money. he tells me to keep looking at the ground and i am trying to see whats going on around me, the two guys come downstairs and pick up my safe and carry it out of the house, they come back in and one black guy says to the gunman "we have been here to long lets go" the gunmen says " get your ass back upstairs and find his ****" and then he starts poking me in the back of the head telling me he will kill me if i dont give up my money. I remember that the two guns are on the mantle and the BGs have not seen them yet, i was waiting for them to make a mistake so i could get to the gun, but they didnt make any. so I am now at this point thinking i am going to die so again i am thinking do i fight or lay here and go out like this... but my son comes back to mind. then he sees the guns on the mantle and gets them and then slaps me with the gun and says "you think your slick huh" then he asks for my cell phone and house phone and i told him i didnt have any, he found a cell laying on the couch and took it and tells me if i get up he is going to kill me and i hear the footsteps going up the stairs. i waited about 10sec and jumped up and ran upstairs and got my son and they were gone by this time. so i hit the panic button on the alarm and the police came.
It was a very scary situation, they stole 16 guns in total and now i am sitting here without a gun. I am getting another one tomorrow, but this goes to show you that you can not trust anyone, and do not get complacient even inside your home. I dont know why i took my gun off, i usually keep it on untill bed and then i sleep with a 24/7 but this night for some reason i was caught without one, but i am not sure that it would have mattered, the gun was in my face as soon as i opened the door.
think there was anything else I could have done? anything I did wrong? I have slept maybe 3 hours since thurs night and cant stop thinking about what could have happened. they believe the suspects have been robbin business's around town and they shot someone last week, i really cant say much else because the investigation is still on going but I feel I am pretty lucky to be alive. Just wanted to share with you guys just to let you know that it can happen anytime and do NOT get complacient