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When strangers knock...

Heard a local news story about an attempted home invasion in the area. A guy shows up on the front door step, tied up in duct tape, pounding on the door yelling for help. Home owners were wise enough to call the cops instead of opening the door--the guy runs off when police arrive.

Pretty scary, though--the natural reaction being to of course open the door and help the "victim" out. I've heard stories of people posing as delivery men and police; this one is a nefarious new twist.

Just a reminder not to open the door for anyone you don't recognize, especially at night, especially unarmed. There is no need to even acknowledge an unannounced visitor at odd hours.

I expect as the economy continues to falter and slump, we'll hear more stories of armed robbery and home invasion.

Be careful out there!