Woman Waits 35 Minutes On 911 While Intruder Breaks In
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. - A Williamson County woman fought off an intruder with a vacuum cleaner. She was desperate for help, waiting for almost 35 minutes for law enforcement to arrive.Thought#1: This is in TN. Why did she have a vacuum cleaner instead of a shotgun?
The single mom described that 35 minutes like the scene of a horror movie as she watched a man walk from windows to doors doing anything to break in to her home.
Thought#2: That would be a horror movie of sorts for me as well. If someone were casing my house, looking for a way to break in, and taking his sweet time about it? I'd drive myself nuts trying to pick which gun to use...
"Well, the Bushmaster has two 30-round magazines loaded with FMJ .223 Remington. On the other hand, the Mossberg has 8 rounds of 00 buckshot and a bayonet. Of course, I could load up the Mosin Nagant M44 - it has a bayonet *and* I can replace it for under $100 if it *disappears* in custody. Decisions, decisions!"Kidding aside, it's unconscionable that it took 14 minutes to get a cop to her house when someone was breaking in. I don't buy the budget cuts excuse - in fact, it almost makes it sound like they let this woman dangle while they took their time; certainly a story this dramatic would amplify their request for additional manpower, no? This woman is extremely lucky that the person breaking into her house didn't have a weapon and was scared off by a vacuum cleaner - two women and a young girl at the mercy of some unknown stranger is a bone-chilling thought.
*YOU* are your first, last, and only line of defense. The police cannot and will not be available to protect you 24/7; the courts have ruled that the police have no obligation to even respond to your pleas for help. Not having a plan for a break-in is just as irresponsible for not planning escape routes in case of fire; not having a defensive arm available is no different than not having a fire extinguisher handy. You need the best tools available to you in the worst case scenario - this is not alarmist, or paranoid, or any other perjorative term the antis and nannies like to throw at is. Home invasions happen often enough that one should have a plan to deal with same.
And no, dialing 911 and praying that the cops get there before the unknown intruder bashes your skull in with a rock/slashes your throat with knife/beats you with a tire iron/shoots you and leaves you to die is not a plan.
That is all.