I Have Had My Home Broken Into

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    Recognition Was Quick

    The first time my home was broke into; I was living on a ground floor level apartment. I knew something was wrong, the minute I inserted my key and the door was not locked. They had come into the apartment through the large bedroom sliding window. They were able to use a...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Apr 6, 2013

    Amoral High

    Last summer before August 5th2011 I was a pretty happy person. Got along with my family, Was very social, and a nice person to get along with. After August 5th everything changed for the negative. Phil was my best friend for three years, was always very supportive when I was down...
    Blukk Blukk
    Aug 19, 2012

    Got Lucky, Haven't Learned Any Lessons

    I knew it with a sick feeling in my belly when I came downstairs in the morning and found the front door wide open and all the lights on.  The breeze whistled through me and the street noise sounded a bit too close.  Shut the door and went to see the damage.They came in through...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Mar 20, 2011

    #178 My Mom, My Hero

    My mother died in  1992. She was 74 years old at the time. A few years before that, she was a victim of a home invasion. Or perhaps I should say an attempted home invasion. There she was, 68 years old; small, frail and timid. A gentle lady who wouldn't even kill a a spider. She...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue
    4 Responses Mar 17, 2011

    A Home Invasion Of Sorts

    A few years back I had the frightening experience of a home invasion, kind of. I had left my husband the month before and was concerned about my safety, as he didn't deal with the break up well and was saying all sorts of crazy things. I was that concerned that I spoke to a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012

    Darling, I’m Home!

    The girl who came through the door – no one knows where she is now - was completely in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Midnightish.  I’d been hearing her trying to get a key in but thought she was one of the drunk students from next door.  She was like a scurrying rat...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Apr 23, 2012

    Not Recently

    I had my home broken into in 1994 when I lived in Brussels, Belgium.  I was on vacation for a few days in the Loire Valley in France and came back home to find burglars had broken into the house.There wasn't too much stolen .... jewellery mostly ... my grandmother's wedding ring...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Mar 17, 2011

    My wife's parents live in one of our apartments

    in the house next to us. They went on vacation and we were left house sitting. We hadn't been in there for about five days. My wife went over the day Taft they were coming home and discovered that the interior back door had been kicked in. The odd thing is that nothing was taken...
    Dartanian Dartanian
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    Home Alone...

    I was 8 years old and home alone. My mother had to work, and my father was supposed to be home within 20 minutes. He forgot and didn't show up for 4 hours. About an hour after my mom left, I heard a noise at the door. I thought it was my dad, so I walked down the stairs to...
    Teasaidh Teasaidh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2012

    Home Invasion

    Last September I went to spend 10 days with my Dad on his boat in Mystic. My 26 year old son stayed home. The evening I got back to Arizona, I was in my office catching up on my mail when the doorbell rang. It was about 10pm. My son answered it and I heard him say he had the...
    totallytea totallytea
    51-55, F
    May 12, 2011

    today when I was in my second block my school

    was put into lockdown. I thought absolutely nothing about it even though the principal had said it was due to "some disturbances happening in the neighborhoods" my house is right behind the school. anyway, I get called out of my fourth block. I knew it had to be a family...
    acgirl12 acgirl12
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    My dad dropped me off at my soccer game at

    5:30pm for the warm up and were supposed to come back at 6:45pm for the game start but they didn't show up and I had to get a ride from my friend. When I got to my house there were police there and an ambulance. Turns out while my parents were dropping me off this guy thought...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2014
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