Burglars Find New Way To Target Homes

Burglars Find New Way To Target Homes

There are 17 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Dec 1, 2008, titled Burglars Find New Way To Target Homes. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

Police said burglars in Sumner County have found a new way to target homes. These thieves are knocking on doors and if no one answers, they're breaking in.

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Clarksville, TN

#1 Dec 1, 2008
Why call the cops, just wait until they break in and shoot them dead. This will save the taxpayers money in the form of feeding and housing them not to mention send a clear message to others that they to will meet this same fate. All around winning proposition in my book.
Bethpage Homeowner

United States

#2 Dec 2, 2008
Bring it on! You better hope to Heaven I'm not home! Don't forget, country people have guns and we aren't afraid to use them. You better believe this country gal will shoot first, ask questions later!
Rick B

Knoxville, TN

#3 Dec 2, 2008
Thugs, please start doing this in Nashville. People, if someone knocks on your door (and you can peek and see them) that you dont know, dont do anything. You stand in that room silent to the side of the door (not behind it as it can be shot through), AND WAIT (with your gun). When they bring that door down, fire em up until you have neutralized the threat, period. NEVER holler through that door that you have a gun and you'll use it. You've just prepared the thug for what awaits, and you may get fired up yourself. Its the element of surprise, USE IT!
Robertson county resident

Springfield, TN

#4 Dec 2, 2008
A lady that lives on owens chapel road right outside springfield, her house was broken into. I wonder if this was due to the same person(s)
I just don't understand people like this. My husband and I have a new baby and we don't have hardly any money so what we do have is all we have... I can't believe people would go to such lengths... What has this world come to.?
justwonderingout loud

Nashville, TN

#5 Dec 2, 2008
I better not be at home, and my neighbors better be out too.

Get in my house, you got 3 seconds to live, no matter what room I'm in, 3 seconds, thats it.

Since: Jun 08

Knoxville, TN

#6 Dec 2, 2008
its not unusual at ALL for me not to answer the door....PLEASE...come in my house

we can cure your issues with a couple of 9mm aspirin

Since: Nov 08

Cleveland, OH

#7 Dec 2, 2008
Smart for the Burgulers, not sneaky. Kind of scary though. The comment about it being sneaky is silly because robbing someone in general is sneaky.

- Todd Charske
Cheese and Crackers

United States

#8 Dec 2, 2008
I agree with everyone! Come on in let me get you a drink and my bank card! Oh crap SORRY I just blew your brains all over the wall!!!!!!!!!! Insert EVIL LOL Here=P

Tullahoma, TN

#9 Dec 3, 2008
i was hit in the day time in clarksville last week,they got tvs and games

Since: Nov 08

Fairborn, OH

#10 Dec 22, 2008
The problem with shotting the criminal is you'd be the one that would be put in jail. Unless you lived in Florida - Laws are different down there.

- Todd Charske

Since: Jun 08

Powder Springs, GA

#11 Dec 22, 2008
Todd Charske wrote:
The problem with shotting the criminal is you'd be the one that would be put in jail. Unless you lived in Florida - Laws are different down there.
- Todd Charske
Castle Law is in effect in TN now....no you wont :)

Edison, NJ

#12 Dec 22, 2008
Thank goodness for the castel doctrine. No more duty to retreat!!!
Hippie Mama

Madison, TN

#13 Dec 22, 2008
This is not a new tactic. This exact thing happened to me years ago in Phoenix. I answered the first time and the guy asked me about yard work. He came back the next week and I didn't hear the knock. HE busted in teh kitchen door, saw me standing there, and ran out the back.

Hendersonville, TN

#14 Dec 22, 2008
I live near the areas that have been hit. We usually answer the door with pistol in view if we don't know the person at the door. I like the idea of waiting. They will only make it through the door once.

Since: Nov 08

Fairborn, OH

#15 Jan 7, 2009
ex-police in Nash wrote:
<quoted text>
Castle Law is in effect in TN now....no you wont :)
My apologies ex-po po guy. Guess not being from there I didn't know. I do know Florida is similiar.

Todd Charske

Since: Sep 13

Fairborn, OH

#16 Sep 18, 2013
Think Zimmerman feels the same way? I know in Florida they have the same laws and he went to trial, wife is even in jail. That kid was on his property right?
Todd Charske

Fairborn, OH

#17 Jun 5, 2015
Still issues?

Todd Charske

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