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After the Smash. by BenjaminCee After the Smash. by BenjaminCee
So my house was broken into yesterday morning.

Here's the story.

I start to stir awake around 5:30, it is light outside.
I hear a gigantic smashing of glass which i am convinced came from the unit below me.
I'm in a complex of four.
I turn off my fan to get a better sound of what the hell is going on.
I sit back on my bed again. I lay down.
Suddenly, my bedroom door opens.
There's some fucking thug just standing there lookin at me and before I can finish saying "hey! get out of here, man..." (actual words i think)
...he has swung the door closed and is gone.

Meanwhile, I am stunned/feeling an ill coming on.

I'm shocked and don't know what the hell is happening nor can i fathom what's about to happen.
I'm thinking it's a robbery. Then I'm thinking more people are coming. I open the door and walk outside with my mini-amp in hand, ready to attempt to clobber this guy.
He's gone out the door he smashed the window to open.

Nothing's moved or car keys and wallet were on the counter next to the door...
so....I was thinking this was some pervert(or worse) who got unlucky when he saw it was just me there...
I call the police, they come.
Later the forensics guy came to fingerprint the place and only just today, the window was replaced.
I'm pretty well convinced this guy was looking for someone who owed him something.

About three weeks ago,
I 'accidentally' found a document here that must have belonged to a previous tenant. This woman owed something like thirty-five grand to someone.
I didn't think anything of it, never thought that could lead to anything. It's about the best reason I can think of for the 'random' break-in.

Does this happen?
Has this happened to you or anyone you know?? The police told me it's not a common thing and I'd really just thought it was. They got the wrong guy/gal is the most likely reason is what i was told so It kind of backs up the debt thing.

:iconperfectnoseclub: joined me last night for the guarding of the open window while attempting to get sleep. We camped in the middle of the loungeroom (which was actually really really cool, shoulod do it more often) and jumped at the sound of every click/clack/thud.

I realise how bad something like that could have been. So I was real lucky, I know that. I felt pretty sick for a while, about someone invading my space like that, (that and I'd gotten about three hours sleep) Also felt like I needed to move out but it faded as the day went on.

Feels over now so good.

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TayylorLeon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
oh jeez. i always have a feeling that someone's going to open my bedroom down and come in like that. that's a crazy story!
ChocoGirl72 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
ahhh what a terrible experience. I'm super paranoid about burglars and such and I would die if this happened to me. Hope you're feeling safe~

nice picture too, by the way :P
audreysmith Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Well first of all, I know how frightening something like that is. Years ago a friend and I were attacked and robbed in the street. We were very lucky that we came away with very minor injuries. It took me a while to get over it.

Glad you're ok, but still it's traumatizing nonetheless!
BenjaminCee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing that, I hope you're well and truly recovered from that ordeal. it was traumatising enough for me just being broken into and walked in on. Surreal, it really was. i cant image what it must have been like being jumped in the street.
we have our healths!
Rozetta Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Naww Ben that's so scary!!! Lucky you weren't the person he was actually after!
Yeah you definately don't want to be in debt to bikies...
BenjaminCee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
it was pretty scary, ya.
i'm going to never ever be in debt to anything is my idea.
no debt, no thanks, not to anyone...!
Mollinda Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Living in a house I feel more secure because if someone is going to come through a window, it's going to be a ground floor window and if they come in on the ground floor, my dog will wake me up telling them to get the hell out. She sounds far, far more menacing than she is, which is useful.

The thought of waking up to someone else in my house makes me feel sick and cold all over. I'm glad you had a good friend to come stay with you :)
tekena1200 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
My mom's house got busted in too, but only after we were preparing to move and had everything in storage. You got real lucky.
BenjaminCee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, your mom too there with the luck...!
Fievel-the-Mouse Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Dude that sucks. All the best
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