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A recent article by Nick McCrea in the Bangor (Maine) Daily News made me stop and think. McCrea’s home was burglarized recently while he and his family were sleeping. He writes, “A burglar or burglars shoved a pry bar into the latch and popped the door open to my family’s home. I never woke up. The culprits were just feet away from me, separated only by a closed bedroom door and a few feet of hallway, and I never even knew it. That’s the part that angers me the most.” A pocketbook with a small amount of money was taken, but apparently nothing else is missing.
McCrea describes his feelings after discovering the burglary. He notes, “This is how I’ve come to realize that being the victim of a burglary is not about losing items. I didn’t lose any ‘stuff’ in this crime — no televisions, computers or money. My family and I, however, lost our ability to feel secure in our house and close our eyes at night.”
Several other homes on the same street were hit the same night. You can read his full article at http://goo.gl/Wcr0iM.
The question quickly arises, “What would you do if that happened to you?” That is a difficult question to answer.