29 People Reveal Their Terrifying And Heroic Tales Of Coming Face To Face With A Burglar In Their Own Home

4. “Help”

While I was in graduate school, I was getting some much needed and probably pretty deep sleep in the afternoon after pulling an all nighter and turning in a paper that was due earlier in the day and woke up to hear two guys talking to each other in the next room. I was very confused but luckily realized what was going on before I said anything or got up. Heard them talking about how to get my TV out of my apartment and decided it was probably best to just act like I was sleeping and hope they just went on their way.

While laying there I realized I had a cordless phone nearby. Dialed 911 and didn’t say anything – just whispered ‘help.’ Cops showed up 10 minutes later just as the two guys were walking out the door. Woke up. Felt good. Got my TV, Laptop, and a bunch of video games back.

Did not go back to sleep. Finally appreciated the mandatory response to any 911 call.

Moral of the story: if you need to call 911 and aren’t sure what to say, its the thought that counts and you don’t need to say a word.

CLICK TO THE NEXT PAGE…

More From Thought Catalog

  • http://www.the-line-up.com/7-famously-haunted-dolls-stories-that-ruin-lives/ 7 Famously Haunted Dolls That Ruin Lives | The Lineup

    […] 29 PEOPLE REVEAL THEIR TERRIFYING AND HEROIC TALES OF COMING FACE TO FACE WITH A BURGLAR IN THEIR OW… […]

  • http://www.the-line-up.com/horror-movies-by-state/ United States of Horror: 50 Scary Movies for Every State | The Lineup

    […] 29 People Reveal Their Terrifying And Heroic Tales Of Coming Face To Face With A Burglar In Their Ow… […]

  • https://thoughtcatalog.com/juliet-lanka/2017/11/22-former-burglars-give-tips-for-protecting-your-home-from-theft-and-yourself-from-murder/ 22 Former Burglars Give Tips For Protecting Your Home From Theft And Yourself From Murder | Thought Catalog

    […] stuck with commercial burglary, residential burglary carried a risk of getting hit with a home invasion charge which increases […]

  • http://www.mo4ch.com/22-former-burglars-give-tips-for-protecting-your-home-from-theft-and-yourself-from-murder/ 22 Former Burglars Give Tips For Protecting Your Home From Theft And Yourself From Murder | Mo4ch News

    […] stuck with commercial burglary, residential burglary carried a risk of getting hit with a home invasion charge which increases […]

  • http://verandi.org/shocking/22-former-burglars-give-tips-for-protecting-your-home-from-theft-and-yourself-from-murder/ 22 Former Burglars Give Tips For Protecting Your Home From Theft And Yourself From Murder – Verandi

    […] stuck with commercial burglary, residential burglary carried a risk of getting hit with a home invasion charge which increases […]

  • http://viralnews.move.pk/2017/11/15/22-former-burglars-give-tips-for-protecting-your-home-from-theft-and-yourself-from-murder/ 22 Former Burglars Give Tips For Protecting Your Home From Theft And Yourself From Murder – VIRAL NEWS

    […] stuck with commercial burglary, residential burglary carried a risk of getting hit with a home invasion charge which increases […]

  • https://www.awsocute.com/22-former-burglars-give-tips-for-protecting-your-home-from-theft-and-yourself-from-murder/ 22 Former Burglars Give Tips For Protecting Your Home From Theft And Yourself From Murder - AwSoCute Top Stories On The Web

    […] stuck with commercial burglary, residential burglary carried a risk of getting hit with a home invasion charge which increases […]

  • http://viralnews.blog/2017/11/17/22-former-burglars-give-tips-for-protecting-your-home-from-theft-and-yourself-from-murder/ 22 Former Burglars Give Tips For Protecting Your Home From Theft And Yourself From Murder | ViralNews.blog

    […] I stuck with commercial burglary, residential burglary carried a risk of getting hit with a home invasion charge which increases […]

blog comments powered by Disqus