Quantcast

Rubber Band Break In Story Goes Viral

Despite advances in home security technology, thieves still adapt and learn new methods for stealing your valuables. As a result, it is critical to be well-informed of basic burglary methods. One Texas woman experienced something that could have turned out a lot worse for her. Kim Cernigliaro was home alone when she heard someone pounding on her front door. She wasn't expecting anyone and could sense something was wrong. She peered through her door's stained glass and saw a man's silhouette. She then waited 30 minutes for the stranger to leave. When she opened her door, she found a rubber band wrapped around her doorknob.

Kim's local sheriff told her that burglars can break into the house once you unlatch this door with this method. Kim wanted to spread awareness by sharing her experience on Facebook. Her post has since gone viral with over 150,000 shares. Other precautions to take if you're leaving town is to have someone manage your mail. Thieves notice when mail starts to accumulate. You can also install a home security system. If funds are tight, put a security sign in front of your place.

Another option is to make sure your home is well lit. Thieves like to work in the dark where they're harder to detect. In addition, you want to hide valuables in unexpected places such as a child's room. Thieves always go for jewelry boxes first. Moreover, some thieves will just kick the door open. So, it can help to reinforce your doors.

Photo: Thoughtful Women, Texas Hill Country

The woman's post about her experience has gone viral.

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

The horrifying massacre in Las Vegas is incredibly challenging to process, and we can only imagine what it must be like for the survivors. A night...

Computer class is usually one of the highlights of the day for elementary school students, and a terrific outlet for satisfying their intellectual...

Talk about a May – December Marriage… As strange as it may seem, we have a report out of Nebraska that a 19-year-old girl named Michaela Matson is...

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is out of the public eye for the most part, but she has maintained an active presence on the speaking circuit....

A woman who says she had a lot of ups and downs in life finally decided to chuck convention into the wind and live life as she always dreamed she...

Latest News Stories

Erick Erickson, a former CNN contributor and found of RedState, shot seven bullet holes in a copy of the New York Times on Saturday after it...

For whatever reason, the truly kind-hearted among us tend to lean towards the humble side as well. Random acts of kindness are pretty common among...

On March 24, Mark Katchem allegedly attempted to rob a bank in Cobb County, Georgia. The only problem was one of the bank's customers prevented...

If you saw a man verbally abusing his wife in a public place, would you stop and do something about it? One teen bravely stood up for a woman in...

In the wake of yet another horrifying school shooting, tensions remain incredibly high across the nation. The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High...