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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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shaunC Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010   Artist
Well, my flatmate got the shit kicked out of him in our own flat while I was working. 4 guys just barged themselves in and kicked the crap out of him. And as to why, well, that's a another big story...
BenjaminCee Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
that's just horrible. what. the hell.
Was there actually a history between him and the 4 guys??
I've no enemies or dealings with anyone unsavoury nor in a position to have someone sent after me is why i believe i was 'the wrong guy' and that's that.
shaunC Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010   Artist
Oh yeah, that's the other story. He had this girlfriend, then she fucked one of his friends and ran off with him, later on, she started coming back to him, and they were fucking behind that guy's back (and it was just pure revenge). Eventually he found out and send his goon-squad to get him. Classic brutal soap opera...
deDomme Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Sick!, I woke up this night from noises in my room. But I discovered I have mice. I think they where trying to build a nest and raise a family. Not nearly as scary as your visitor! Glad nothing bad happened.
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Being invaded like that in your home can cause some incredible feelings of helplessness. Im glad you have a friend to keep you company.
ziyus630 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
what a story!an man, you were lucky!
baani Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Similar thing happened to my uncle in Texas, someone threw a rock through his window, smashed the whole thing open.
But nothing was stolen.
I can't imagine what must be going through someone's head, to do that, or be in someone else's house.
Usually some pretty weak people who aren't sure themselves of what they are doing.

Another time it happened to my friend's dad, some guy climbed up to his apartment window, broke in, hog-tied him, and stole some things.
Luckily the police were in the process of chasing him when it happened.

I hope you are fortunate enough to not have something like this happen twice!
Glad you're okay
mazzdad Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I'm just glad you're safe! :relief:
intense traumatic experience...I lived something similar even if not exactly the same. it leaves a sense of unsecurity, wakes up paranoia, very unpleasant, but as you say, the feeling will faid life itself.
still waiting for you in Tarragona. we can face thiefs together ;)
hugs and peace
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