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Added Feb 23 2018

Earlier this week (we think Monday-Tuesday), someone attempted to break-in through our basement door. They were able to get past the first door, prying open the lock, but were not able to make it through the lock on the second door (pictured here).

They did break off the center part of the lock. Unfortunately, we didn't realize this happened until yesterday as we rarely go in and out of that door.

Strangely enough, on Wednesday night I was sitting in my car (not running, in park on the street) on a rather lengthy phone call and police came up to my car and asked what I was doing. Never seen them patrol this area before, wondering if anyone else has had break-ins and alerted CPD in the neighborhood.

  • Now I'm gonna check my double basement doors that I never use.

  • Mike M. in Indepence Park area Long time resident

    I lived in this area for decades. I have moved out of state into a rural area. I now own a small arsenal. I fall asleep soundly each nite with a fully loaded gun in my nightstand. If someone breaks in they will die.

  • Well that's nice.

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Unfortunately, what Mike is doing to protect himself is slowly becoming a new trend . Many of the city’s population is moving out due to the crime wave , some of the highest taxes in the country and decades of city mismanagement by longtime politicians. The loaded gun is in more nightstand’s than you would think. Our very weak judges continue to release the small percentage of criminals that are caught .

  • Tim 20+ year Avondale resident

    Sounds so serene.

  • Consider putting a bar across the door if it's rarely used.

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