An incident happened last Month. Someone tried to break into our house.
My husband went out to pay our electric bill in Meralco. Audrey was drowsy to we’ve decided not to come along. I noticed the incessant barking of our dog – even after my husband left. I thought he forgot something and came back, and attributed this possibility to the behavior of our pet.
It turned out that someone broke into our house.
I did not notice this at first. I even yelled at the dog to stop what I deemed as noise. I was feeding Audrey in the kitchen. When I turned around – to my utter bewilderment – I saw this man just outside our place. He was staring at me. He was holding a long wood plant. He was even smirking – the kind of reaction that a predator gives to its cornered prey.
Panic set in.
I screamed, all the time asking him who he is but instead of fleeting, he did an entirely different thing: he was trying to open our door, with force. I began shaking uncontrollably. I held Audrey with my arms as both my hands went numb – a reaction I have when tension is high.
The man must have that I was holding my mobile phone, and this made him run off. About two minutes after that, to my relief, my husband arrived. He forgot something. I screamed again to call attention and asked him to alert the guard about the criminal.
We have already filed a blotter in the barangay as well as the police, but we need something more than that: for our safety as well as everyone in the village, it would be good to close the gate behind our place. This was used as an entry point for various people, even construction workers, which poses a threat to our day to day security. Even the man who attempted to break into our place utilized it for his benefit. Audrey and I could have been dead by now.
I am also calling the attention of our developer, One Asia, about this unwanted incident. While the gate remains open to be accessed by the outsiders, it would be good to all of us if they would deploy again a person to guard that gate. One Asia used to assign a guard for that spot of the subdivision, and I think it’s about time to have that person again.
Apparently, leaving that spot open to practically everyone is detrimental to us. One Asia should realize this.