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Intruder: What Do You Do?

What would you do if someone was in your home and did not belong? 

"If someone were to ever get into your residence, it really is going to be a personal choice how someone reacts," said Jeff Hughes, Wichita Falls Police Department Public Information Officer. 

Hughes said most criminals are looking to get in and out. He said how you respond could dictate their next move. 

"So comply, said Hughes. "Follow their demands to get them out of the house as soon as possible so that you can get to safety a lot quicker."

In regards to using a weapon any instance, Hughes said, "You need to make sure you know how to use that weapon. Always keep in mind if you introduce a weapon into a scenario, that weapon if it were taken from you could actually be used against you."

Hughes said before putting yourself in that predicament there are simpler measures you can take. 

"We recommend that your doors are always locked. If your inside have your doors locked, when you leave your house have your doors locked," said Hughes. 

Police said when it comes to visitors, just because someone knocks on your door doesn't mean you have to open it or let them in.

The most common thing police said homeowners forget to do, is lock and close their garage. Making it really easy for criminals to enter. 

"At night if you're not out and about if you're in your house make sure to put your garage door down just not to leave an easy access to your homes," said Hughes. 

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6 

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