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Police Issue Warning - Call 911 If You Find A Rubber Band On Your Door Handle

A Texas woman's social media posts have gone viral after she discovered an intruder's attempt to break into her home. The woman says people need to be aware of a simple rubber band.

A certain type of door handle is known as 'single cylinder' handle. It has a thumb latch above the handle grip. You would push the latch down to open the door.

Kim Cernigliaro has one of these front door handles on her home. One day she was home alone when she got a knock on the door. She looked through the window and saw a man's silhouette outside. She didn't recognize it, so she ignored the visitor.

After about 30 minutes, Cernigliaro opened her front door to discover that a rubber band was left hooked up to her door latch. She called the police on instinct and found out the rubber band has a sinister purpose: if she would have unlocked the door on her side, the rubber band would have immediately unlatched it so that an intruder could have pushed his way into her home.

According to Cernigliaro, the sheriff told her it's been happening frequently lately.

"I USE to be a trusting person, but not at all anymore!" said the scared homeowner. "Do NOT ANSWER the doors without knowing for sure you know who is on the other side! Those days are over!!!!”

Source: Wimp
Photo: Facebook/Kim Fleming Cernigliaro​

If you see this, call police immediately!

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