INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It may seem harmless to leave a window open on a cool summer night, but you may invite criminals inside.
“I felt like it was my life or his,” Ginger McQueen said after an intruder who attempted to get into her home. “I didn’t know what he was going to do to me.”
McQueen had to pepper spray a potential intruder at 3 a.m in mid-June.
Her dog alerted her that something may be wrong that night, and that’s when she saw the man banging on the door of her home. She called police before the man tried to enter a window she had left open. Thankfully, she was able to pepper spray the intruder before anything was able to happen. She said police showed up minutes later as he lay in agonizing pain.
Almost every night, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department posts on social media to tell people they need to remember their #9PMRoutine.
“Things like keep your lights on, change out your light bulbs, secure your vehicles,” IMPD Sgt. Grace Sibley said. “We would recommend that they secure all outward entrance, would it be windows, doors, especially if they are asleep.”