Quantcast

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!

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

The 2016 presidential election may be well in the rearview mirror at this point, but there remains a ton of unsettled business.

On the one...

A woman went to a hospital in India complaining of terrible stomach pain. The woman had let the condition go on for six long months until she...

After allegedly exposing himself and threatening to slash a woman with a knife, a young man in Wisconsin cried as police snapped his mugshot,...

This inauguration was hard on a lot of people who were against President Donald Trump, but it was arguably hardest on the opponent he beat: former...

A grocery store manager in South Carolina was shocked when he caught a former worker spraying something on the produce. He called authorities and...

Latest News Stories

If you’ve ever been on social media and become consumed with thoughts of ‘well, that escalated quickly,’ you’re not alone. We would imagine that...

On Monday night, the House Intelligence Committee voted to make the Nunes memo public sometime this week, much to the dismay of the Department of...

The family of Roger Moore has announced that he has passed away at the age of 89 in Switzerland. Moore was best known for his portrayal of the...

An armed French citizenry might have helped more people survive Friday’s terrorist attacks, according to Donald Trump.

“When you look at...

An Iraq war veteran and his wife decided to go on a peaceful fishing trip off Victoria's Surf Coast, but unfortunately, the peace didn't last very...