Technology can serve to make life simpler. It can also be used to warn of imminent danger as it did for a Lehigh Acres, Forida man and his girlfriend. A pair of would-be home invaders showed up at their doorstep in the dead of night, one armed with a Draco or similar AK-style pistol.
Then they knocked on the door.
Upon seeing them on the monitor, the girlfriend screamed and the goblins took off running into the night.
NBC2/WBBH has the story:
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – Two hooded men are on the loose after surveillance cameras caught them knocking on a home’s front door while armed with a rifle.
As seen above, they had a pistol. But the reporter doesn’t know the difference, and “a rifle” sounds more dramatic.
The attempted home invasion happened in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood just off Leonard Boulevard South early Tuesday morning.
“I don’t want anybody to go through this. It was scary,” the victim said. He asked to remain anonymous for safety.
The victim said he and his girlfriend were sleeping when they heard a knock on their door around 12:15 a.m.
Nothing good happens after midnight. Especially when it comes to reprobates.
“She woke up and looked through the cameras and saw the gun. She started screaming trying to wake me up,” he said.
The men took off running when they heard the screams. As an added measure, the victim’s girlfriend even activated her car’s alarm to scare them away.
Somehow I doubt they went right back to sleep after the police left.
“I’m pretty sure if they would have got in they probably would’ve killed us,” he said.
Maybe. If the homeowner or his girlfriend had, say, a shotgun, it would have evened the odds.
Here’s the footage.
Thankfully this story has a fairly happy ending. Hopefully the homeowner will take measures to repel a return visit with more than a blood-curdling scream.