This is a discussion on Law called. Someone tied fishing line to my door knocker Sat. night? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by QKShooter "Someone tied fishing line to my door knocker..." Is that something new or just something I've never heard of? Never heard ...
I believe you handled it very well, if you had opened the door there is just no telling what might have happened.
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This would make me want to get motion activated lights and surveillance cameras.
I almost wonder if something like this would be used to get you to go to the front door while they attempt to gain entry to the back?
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Wow, that's weird.
Probably a prank, but you can't be sure. I think you handled it very well.
Whatever it was, I hope it was the end of it.
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Just found this on Google:
There are a bunch of these on youtube. Apparently you've been pranked.
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I'm thinking that this was a prank. Did any of you ever ring doorbells and run? The problem is that in today's world, a prank like that can get you shot (especially in TX).
One still cannot be too careful.
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I think you handled things really well.
You didn't panic when you couldn't find your pistol, even though you probably thought you did. You instead transitioned (in relative short order) to the shotgun. Which probably would have been my first choice anyway, or my AR Carbine loaded with Hornady Defensive ammo.
You coordinated movement with your wife and got your kid into a secure location where you knew they were at so there was no stragglers roaming around the house.
You and your wife both did an excellent job with the 911 operator and got professional help to your location quickly
You resisted the urge many people have to go outside to investigate.
You also spotted potential threats coming at you from two different locations and provided good intel to responding police when they arrived.
Plus they acted on your info in a serious way instead of just standing there jabbering with you about non-consequential stuff.
You also critiqued your actions well and acted on upgrading your perimeter illumination.
I'd say all in all you get an "A" on your response. Good Job!
Whether or not it was a prank really doesn't matter. If it wasn't a prank and you merely dismissed it as one, you would have been operating way behind the curve when they made their move. Home invasions have a tendency to go horribly bad for those who are not prepared to deal with one on a moments notice.
Sure, it may very well have been a prank... but can you afford to act differently than you did? I think not! Again, Good Job!
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School will start soon and these pranksters will be too busy with books.....hopefully. You did well as far as you handled in taking care of what's important......your family.
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I also agree that if your gut says it was more than a prank, it probably was. I would find the door knocker thing to be a prank, but what's up with the side doorknob too??? Eh, it's not something I would gamble with either, but I'm kinda surprised that you got that big of a response from your LEO. Here they would say "well an officer can drive by" .......
And yes, some people do have door knockers, but they are usually just decorative. I don't know of anybody that actually uses them. hehehe
Motion sensor and/or daylight sensor lights are your best friend, yep.
I have purchased, but not installed a dusk-to-dawn fixture for my front porch light, so I just leave the steady-on lamp on constantly. I use a CFL bulb in it so I definitely think the pennies of electricity that it's costing me is worth it!!
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