April 19, 2005

Oh, Great....

The Missus just called: Somebody broke into our house this morning. So far, she says the satellite receiver is gone and the computer has been taken apart. She's calling the cops now and will call me back shortly.

More liveblocking - Books pulled off the shelf in the library. Radio pulled away from wall but not taken.

Cops on the way.

UPDATE: I'm heading home. The Missus and the youngest Llama-ette are out of the house, waiting for the cops on the driveway, so they should be safe. Just from what I've heard so far, this seems like a very amateur job. My suspicions are already on the Asparagus-Stealing Neighbor's son. Perhaps the ASN reads this blog?

YIPS from Steve: Hence the need for crime-fighting monkeys in NoVa...

Posted by Robert at April 19, 2005 02:22 PM

Hope everyone is OK and that they catch the punk who did it. I'd have her proceed with exteme caution and wait 'til the police get there and have them do a full search of the house.

Posted by: The Colossus at April 19, 2005 02:31 PM

Sorry to hear it, hope they catch the twit(s) (taking the computer apart? WTF?).

Posted by: RobertJ at April 19, 2005 02:41 PM

Hope all is well. Property is replacable. Glad the family is safe.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at April 19, 2005 02:45 PM

This sucks big time. I've been there. It's perfectly normal if you can't sleep or don't feel comfortable in your own house for a while. You'd be surprised how much of a violation this kind of thing is. I really hope they catch the thief. I hope nothing irreplacable was taken.

Posted by: Mob at April 19, 2005 03:24 PM

Man, that's some BS. Get a dog.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at April 19, 2005 03:31 PM

Glad the family is safe. Hopefully they'll catch and castrate the disrespectful little hoodlums.

Posted by: phin at April 19, 2005 03:38 PM

I add my amen to what everybody already said - except Bill.

Posted by: Gordon at April 19, 2005 04:26 PM

Sorry to hear the bad news--probably someone looking to sell something quick to buy drugs.

Posted by: LMC at April 19, 2005 04:32 PM

Damn. Absolutely sucks.

Posted by: Lysander at April 19, 2005 05:52 PM
Man, that's some BS. Get a dog.
A big one. With sharp pointy teeth and a bad, bad temper.

Sorry to hear that Robbo. Glad the fam's safe. :(

Posted by: willow at April 19, 2005 06:05 PM

I add my amen to what everybody already said - except Bill.

Hey!Why? That's sound advice. A dog is the only form of protection that will actually preempt the burglar by scaring him away, as well as be guaranteed safe around the kids.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at April 19, 2005 06:45 PM

I advise rigging your entire house with explosives set to hair triggers. Dangerous? Perhaps. Effective? Definitely.

Posted by: Beck at April 19, 2005 07:53 PM

Sorry to hear it; glad not much was done or taken. We went through this when we first moved to Oakland with some punks taking advantage of my stupidity - every time I came home, I put my purse on the chair by the door and front window, probably the kids saw me do it. They never came back, but it shook us up.

We got a dog the next week; he turned out to be a great watch dog. He'd watch anybody do anything. Labs are a little too friendly, but their size can be intimidating. Take care!

Posted by: tee bee at April 19, 2005 08:39 PM

Damn. Indeed, it's good that everyone is safe, but the violation that one feels when this happens is just horrible. It will likely bother your kids for years, so extra hugs to them tonight for sure!

Posted by: sadie at April 19, 2005 08:59 PM

Sorry about the robbery, but the family is ok. Material things can be replaced. Use a deadbolt and not the "kwikset" brand.

Posted by: Antonio at April 20, 2005 07:10 AM

No offense Bill. But when I pictured Ardolino's dog, I saw a trembling yappy poodle-rat. Don't know what I was thinking.

Posted by: Gordon at April 20, 2005 08:05 AM

Hey Rob, looking forward to an update, but glad to know so far that everyone is safe. As to the computer, I wonder if they were after the hard drive to try to get credit card numbers, personal info, etc.?

As to a dog. Get one. Now. I would personally avoid purebred, but would seek one with some German Shepherd in it, just to make sure it's insanely loyal to you, your wife and gels and protective of your turf. We just celebrated one year with Jake (shep/lab mix) and can't remember life pre-dog.

Posted by: JohnL at April 20, 2005 11:03 AM
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