Criminals are now turning to rubber bands to try and break into people’s houses.
Kim Cernigliaro, of Texas, was relaxing at home when she heard a loud banging on her front door.
“Two weeks ago during the day, a hard knock was at my front door, not a regular knock but almost pounding … and I DO NOT answer the door when I am here by myself,” she wrote.
Cernigliaro refused to open the door and glanced through her stained glass window to see who was there.
“I glanced around and could see it was a man through the stained glass of my door,” she wrote.
30 minutes later, she confirmed that the man had left. When she look at her door, she saw a rubber band on the handle. Nervous, she immediately called the police.
“The sheriff came by yesterday and said this is happening all of a sudden, as soon as you unlatch the door, they do not wait for you to turn the knob, they can bust in on you.”
Police officers told her that this was the latest scam to break into people’s houses. By placing a rubber band on the latch, criminals could quickly force the door open once an unsuspecting individual unlocked it.
Remember, if this happens to you, call the police immediately, and whatever you do, do not unlock your door.