(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Ok so now that I’ve had time to chill over what happened last night…. (Monday January 6th, 2020)
Here’s our experience last night with an intruder (By Balsam Pit):
It’s was 3am, and I was just heading to bed. My room is on the main floor, and I always sleep with my bedroom door open to hear the kids upstairs. About 15 mins after I crawled into bed I heard someone in the kitchen and assumed it was my roommate (who’s room is in the basement). But then the dog started growing from upstairs and about 5mins later the kids came running down. They said the dog was freaking out and hid under one of their beds.
So I told them to go back upstairs and went and looked around. Honestly I looked out the window at the car and garage 1st (since we had a break in the garage earlier this year). So then I did a quick check of the house. Every room. Then made sure the doors were locked. The front one wasn’t but I didn’t think too much about it because I just searched the house.
Guys I fucking locked us in the house with an intruder inside!!!!! After my sweep, I went and laid back in bed. I still didn’t feel right. So I got up and went into the kitchen. There my dog was growling lightly and hiding behind the table. I was like “what’s up with you?” And saw her staring towards the living room where the cat was coming out. I walked towards the cat all “oh is that you being trouble?” And as I walk in the living room I come face to face with a strange man!!
He was a tall skinny dude with a black jacket and black tuque. We just stared at each other for what felt like forever. It literally took my brain a minute to process that I did not in fact know this person in my house. “Who the fuck are you?” Out loud…. Followed by…. my brain… fuck this is really happening.
40mins had gone by from the time the dog 1st freaked out to the time I found him. And I even looked around the house!!! You know how many times I investigate strange noises with zero plan and never expect to actually find anything!! I was in complete shock.
I ran to the top of the basement stairs and screamed on the top of my lungs for my male roommate. I grabbed the fucking swiffer wet jet by the stairs and just went at this guy. By then he was heading towards the door. I have no idea what came over me… but I whaled on that guy down my front steps in my slippers! By that time my roommate came out and we watched the stranger run down the street.
We called 911 right away. The guy was never found but the police did another sweep of the house in case anyone else was in there.
Clearly I did not sleep the rest of the night. That is one of the most scariest things that has ever happened to me. After my adrenaline calmed down it hit me at how bad that could have been.
911 asked me if he had any weapons. I never even thought about that once when I yelled at him. Not once when he was 5ft away from me. What if I went back to sleep and never looked a 2nd time. Where the fuck was he when I looked the 1st time?!? What if he went upstairs while I was sleeping. Was he watching me before I went to bed? This whole thing is fucked up.
Our hall light is broken but today in the doorway we found a pile of thawed meat (on my vegetarian daughter’s white jacket) clearly was there before because the swiffer I used on him was on top of the meat pile.
We also found foot prints leading to my front window. Scary shit guys. LOCK YOUR DOORS!!!