Don't answer your door to people you don't know.
Three men armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun pushed their way into a home around 12:15 a.m. Saturday after a female accomplice had knocked on the door.
The woman asked to use the phone because her car had broken down.
As the homeowner went to shut the door to get his phone, three men rushed him, disabled the house phones and took his cell phone, police said.
The thieves forced the man to strip, and hog-tied him with his own belts while they ransacked the house.