AND TONIGHT...IN THE WAKE OF A VIOLENT HOME INVASION.
WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERTS SAY HOMEOWNERS SHOULD
DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES...
THE ATTACK WAS SO BRUTAL - IT HAS SOME IN THE COMMUNITY
ASKING THE QUESTION - WHAT WOULD I DO?
A HOME INVASION IN EAST MADISON RESULTED IN A VICIOUS
ATTACK OF A HUSBAND, AND THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF HIS
-- ERIC --
SIX PEOPLE ARE NOW CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE
FEBRUARY ATTACK..POLICE SAY THEY BROKE INTO THE HOME.
LOOKING FOR MONEY.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER JOINS US NOW -
WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR - OUR COMMUNITY IS A RELATIVELY
BUT THIS ATTACK HAS RAISED SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
well statistically they are very rare even in inner
RARE - BUT THE BRUTAL ATTACK OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE
IN THEIR EAST MADISON HOME REMINDS US HOME INVASIONS
every family and any home owner or apartment owner
should have a plan in case something does happen.
we've done a pretty good job as a society to try to
get the word out about having a plan if there's a
fire in the home, but what happens if you have an
intruder in the home.
BRIAN LANDERS WAS A POLICE OFFICER FOR 18 YEARS AND
IS A CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTRUCTOR AT MADISON COLLEGE.
HE SAYS THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO AVOID BECOMING
the number one thing is not making your home look
like a target
THINGS LIKE KEEPING SHRUBS TRIMMED SO A BREAK-IN CAN'T
OCCUR WITHOUT THE INTRUDER BEING SEEN.
GOOD OUTDOOR LIGHTING - KEEPING WINDOWS AND DOORS
LOCKED - AND DOGS ARE DETERENTS.
PLUS SEE SOMETHING - SAY SOMETHING IS KEY.
a lot of home invasions are planned invasions.
they are not spur of the moment attacks if you see
something suspicious report it to the police.
BUT WHAT IF THE WORST HAPPENS - AND AN INTRUDER DOES
GET INTO YOUR HOME.
nats from panic room
IT MAY BE JUST A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE PANIC ROOM -
HAVING A SAFE PLACE TO GO IS IMPORTANT.
some people think that a safe house or safe room is
only for the rich but yhou and find an interior room
like a bedroom or a bathroom in which you can put
a stronger door on and a deadbolt and have some sort
of phone access in there so you can implement the
people can go the saferoom, call the police.
BRIAN LANDERS ALSO SAYS IF YOU CAN NOT GET AWAY FROM
AN INTRUDER - TRY TO DEFUSE THE SITUATION BY REMAINING
HE ALSO SAYS IF THE INTRUDER TRIES TO TAKE YOU FROM
THE HOME - DON'T GO.
HE SAYS STATISTICALLY - THAT DOESN'T END WELL AND
AT THAT POINT IT IS BEST TO TRY TO ESCAPE OR FIGHT
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