I Am Not Your Prey

My friend Superwoman and her husband Superman were sitting at home this evening.  A cold and unpleasant evening.   The kind of night where sensible people don’t just go out in to the neighborhood and hangout in the dark.

In the midst of this frigid and dark night Superman looks out the window.  Outside, strangers lurked.  Not only did they lurk, they prepared to prey.   Two of them go up next to the house across the street and circle around it, one remaining in front to watch.  Then the three individuals come up on to the Super’s private property, between their house and the house of their neighbor.

The homes are very close together.  Obviously very private property.  And obviously not belonging to the individuals outside.  Because the owners were inside, watching the intruders on the outside.

Superman retrieves his gun.

The intruders set off a motion detector light, which induces panic in them, and they run away.

Calls are made.  Law enforcement notified.   Neighbors made aware.  Everyone needs to be on the lookout.

The intruders, had they been of upstanding citizenship, would have not been scared of a light coming on but grateful for it so they could see where they were going.  So they could safely approach and knock on the door.   No, no, wait.  That doesn’t sound right.  The intruders, had they been of upstanding citizenship, would not have been walking on private property to the rear of the properties, in the dark,  trying to go unnoticed.

The intruders, if they were there on honest to goodness business or with honest to goodness intentions, would have gone to the door and knocked.  Or rung the doorbell.  Not lurking about trying to go unnoticed to see what they could see.

It amazes me that any one person, let alone three, believe they have the right to walk up and upon other’s property.  Those three individuals knew without a doubt that they did not own those two properties.   They knew what they were doing was wrong.  And yet they decided to do it anyway.  I know it’s naive of me to be stunned at people’s audacity to believe they have the right to commit a crime against another human.  But those of us who don’t consider it right to harm others, or steal from others, how are we supposed to understand it?

These individuals may not have gotten in to the home this night.  But what damage has been done?  The Supers know that those individuals exist.  And lurk.  And are ready and willing to prey upon others.

These intruders are willing to strike fear in to the parents of young children.

These intruders are willing to strip the zone of comfort we wrap our homes in- away – and lay us bare to intimidation and frustration.

These intruders are willing to sacrifice their own value to become a burden to the well being of our society.

These intruders are becoming more brazen, more entitled and more dangerous.

Without haven yet entered the homes they are casing they have already stolen.   They have stolen comfort and well being and safety right out of the very lives of these people.

These intruders will some day run in to Superman or Superwoman when they enter a home and find that Superman and Superwoman are prepared to defend, protect and own their rights.

They will be looking at the intruders and making it very clear that they will not be anyone’s prey.

If individuals choose to lurk and prey they should automatically assume that they have signed a contract that takes away their rights.  Once you illegally enter Superman’s or Superwoman’s domain and threaten the sanctity of their home, the safety of their child, they lose all rights to their own well being.

Why would anyone sign that contract?

I am so naive.

23 thoughts on “I Am Not Your Prey

  1. I am so naive when it comes to crimes and the legalities or rights one has to protect their home. Still, not sure where I stand on gun control. But, what I do know is that people are becoming more “brazen” and fearless. As a matter of fact, two young men fled a crime scene a mile away from our home last night. We just kept the doors locked and prayed they didn’t pass through our neighborhood.


  2. Totally wrong … this with guns at home .. superman or superman or not .. in UK the police don’t even have guns. It’s like the Wild West still over there, and I think there is were it all roots from. Don’t sign any contract. *smile


    • The post isn’t really about the guns. I don’t know where I stand on that to tell you the truth. But the total insanity that people think they have the “right” to threaten your well being and safety.

      No worries here, I have NO intention of signing any contract!


      • Okay, I had problems with getting what you really wrote about. Was struggling.
        It’s terrible – can’t it be reported – nobody should have to feel threaten from anyone, but we should sort it out with waving a gun in somebodies face.


        • Yes the police were called and responded immediately. There were other sightings of these 3. And there did end up being break ins. Even after they were sighted and reported! They have no fear! I don’t like guns either. But in the area this has happened there have been so many break ins they started a Facebook page so everyone could bond together and report suspicious activity. It’s wonderful that neighbors are watching out for one another. It’s horrible that it is like this.

          I was afraid that mentioning the gun would change the tone of the post. But it’s part of what happened. He didn’t go out chasing or anything like that. But these people are going in to homes when people are in them. One elderly man has already been beaten.


    • No. Sorry if it was confusing. “Superrman” and “Superwoman” are pseudonyms for my friends. I didn’t feel comfortable using their real names. I will have to go reread it and see how confusing this is. Sorry. Internet is out. Then back. Then out. So don’t know if this will go any further tonight. Unless of course you thought I was referring to “us” by the pseudonyms. Which, I can’t blame you. They would likely be appropriate. 😉

      But this stuff is scary.


      • Indeed it is scary. Perps (as I call them) are truly getting more brazen, more dangerous as you wrote. If they were punk kids, in just a little more time, they will get even more brazen until they are caught…or stopped. And people will get hurt – physically, financially and psychologically.

        Face it… With all this government money going AWAY from law enforcement (who are trying to enforce dumb laws), the police will NOT be there BEFORE you get violated…and become a statistic. Or the worst of all, to have your children hurt or stolen from you…

        Sorry to spout off…


        • No apologies needed. I don’t think you’re spouting. I didn’t say “perps” because some may not have known the word. But yes, we call them that as well.

          And when they are caught and the punishment does not matter to them, they become even more brazen. 😦


  3. This post is not confusing at all. It’s easy for people who have never felt threatened to say “we shouldn’t be `waving guns around`” Just imagine sitting in your HOME and feeling violated. Having a toddler up in his room, sleeping unaware and having someone break in or even attempt it. Imagine sitting up from every noise you heard, thinking, are they back? Imagine the fear from the sound of the car passing by. Imagine that it could all be taken away in a second. The time it takes to blink. It s scary as hell and I for one will gladly wave a gun around if it means having peace of mind.


    • I remember when my sister lived in the country. Far from anyone, you couldn’t even see a neighbor from their yard. They returned home late one night to find out their home had been broken in to. The items they took was NOTHING compared to the security and safety that they were robbed of. There was no feeling of security in their home after that. They felt so violated, and they were not even home. But to know someone(s) just broke in and did what ever they wanted, in their home…. left them pretty shook up.

      Everyone will certainly have a different view about how to protect their child. Their home. Themselves. It is a very personal decision.

      I remember how my sister felt. I can’t imagine being IN your home. WITH your child. And someone be there, breaking in, or trying to break in. That person is not only violating your home, they are putting you in a position of defending yourself that you did not ask to be put in.

      I hope they are caught. Quickly.


  4. We had a person walk right in our home as I was getting ready for work.Thank God he never hurt us.I ran upstairs and got my husband,wouldn’t let the kids downstairs and we had to sit there until the police got there to get him out(he was drunk).I was scared spitless and never want that to happen again.Don’t know what would have happened if there was a gun in the house and don’t want to think about it.


  5. I was a witness to some guy going into a neighbors house, it was scary. He was lurking in her bushes and then walked in. She was home alone and her DH was working nights. Turns out it was a crazy neighbor who was known to do that. I even had to go as the city’s witness to have him put away. I realize England has gun laws, but you know that is England and I appreciate how they live, but this America which has turned into a land of fruit and nuts, and if we do away with our second amendment, it will not make the criminals behave, it only make them worse which is already starting. My dad had a simple rule to live by “it ain’t yours – don’t touch”


    • It’s a scary time. And there are a lot of things not being addressed and taken care. If all of the laws and PUNISHMENTS that ALREADY exist were enforced properly…instead of making excuses. The gun isn’t the problem, or the answer. It’s what is not being enforced that is the problem.

      If your dad’s simple rule was enforced, that would resolve quite a few issues! 🙂 Simplicity. If it’s wrong don’t do it. IF you do it anyway you pay the penalty.


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