Halloween is the perfect time for a home invasion

Halloween is the perfect time for a home invasion

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    Halloween is the perfect time for a home invasion

    I was just thinking, as I was eating some of the Halloween candy, that this is the perfect day for a home invasion. You get to wear a mask, someone opens the door for you, their guard is let down, etc.

    Does anyone know if the incidence of home invasions/robberies goes up on this night?
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    Until a few years ago before I sold my house, I lived in a semi-affluent neighborhood. We literally had carloads of non-neighbors flooding our area on Halloween. None spoke English. Probably half of them were teenagers without a costume, but always had the obligatory hoodie on. I finally quit handing out candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I was just thinking, as I was eating some of the Halloween candy, that this is the perfect day for a home invasion. You get to wear a mask, someone opens the door for you, their guard is let down, etc.

    Does anyone know if the incidence of home invasions/robberies goes up on this night?
    I was thinking the same thing today. So rather than stay in the house where it's hard to see exactly who is out there, I turned on all my outside lights and took the candy outside and waited for the kids there. That way I could see exactly what was going on and who was around. SP101 riding in my Crossbreed just in case as always.
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    One problem with that, there is a potential for too many witnesses around. I've never heard of one occurring on Halloween.

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    Haven't heard of any, although I can see how it could happen. I heard of some community around here restricting going door-to-door to those in 8th grade or younger.

    I won't be opening my door to anyone with a mask. I'm a scrooge. We turn our porch light out. And eat our own candy.

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    I didn't give out candy this year,had to be somewhere else,but last year got turned off,not only was my area flooded with kids and a lot of cars with Mexico license plates but I had old kids and actually had a few adults come trick or treating?I looked at the adults who weren't even in costume and said this is for the little kids
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    I don't believe in this "holiday", sorry. That doesn't stop me from having an 870 loaded with slugs by my side and a 10mm on my hip.
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    I make sure I have my gun holstered when answering the door as I do any other time. If someone rushes me, my gun is clearing its holster.

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    CEW58, right on the money. Can't get in if they're nowhere near the house. I did the same thing,

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    Without getting into the "believing in this or that" crap, it is fun for the little ones to get to dress up and trick or treat. Doesn't mean they or I believe in anything in particular... it's just fun...

    I carried my XD40 and my Surefire while taking my kids (8 and 4) to trick or treat tonight. I have to say I saw two separate men walking around alone. Not sure what they were doing, but I turned up the alert knob, that's for sure. We all made it home alive and my kids had a blast. Couldn't believe the 4 year old walked the whole way and never asked to be carried.

    I also have to say that there were about half as many houses handing out candy this year as the last 6 years... economy?

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    A few years ago our area had a rash of elderly people being invaded, beaten, and robbed in the months and weeks before Halloween. I don't get many kids coming to my house, just the next door neighbors. That year I heard something on my back porch (that is the door I use, front door blocked). No children had come yet. I look out the window and see 4 teen agers with hoodies, and notice that the neighbors were sending their children over. I open the door with my hand on my pistol, making it obvious that I was ready to draw. The teen ager next to the door stepped back real quick and then looked at the children coming up behind them and real quick said "trick or treet".
    I gave them each a candy bar, and they left. I gave the neighbors children each 3 bars apiece, because I know that had they not came over at the time I would have had a real problem. My neighbor was standing behind the children by that time, smiled and gave me a nod. I am convinced that he felt somthing was wrong so he got everyone out and came over to make sure nothing went down. We take care of our own little group of houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I didn't give out candy this year,had to be somewhere else,but last year got turned off,not only was my area flooded with kids and a lot of cars with Mexico license plates but I had old kids and actually had a few adults come trick or treating?I looked at the adults who weren't even in costume and said this is for the little kids
    I put a sign on my door.

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