A lot of times, we talk a lot about the doom and gloom that goes along with working in the security industry – it is, of course, always important to be prepared for the very worst. So we spend a lot of time thinking about how to dissuade that mastermind burglar from planning a mastermind break-in in to your home; how to scare off the arsonist who is just aching to set fire to your business; and in the case any of these things do happen, to how prevent the total loss of personal possessions and prevent harm to loved one.
And then sometimes, a story like this one comes along, and we sit back in our seats and chuckle – and we remember that being prepared for the worst doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, and that just because we are paid to think about what could happen, doesn’t mean that everyone out there is aiming to steal or harm you.
This guy, who broke into a Portland-area home, makes the robbers in Home Alone look like geniuses:
Burglar’s 911 call: “I just broke in to a house, and the owners came home!”
911 operator: “Wait, you broke into a house?”
See, the operator didn’t believe it either!
Timothy Chapek, 25, allegedly broke into a home in Portland, Oregon to take a shower. When he heard the owner come home, he got scared. And yes, called 911.
Clark: “They can hear me.”
While he’s calling 911, you can hear homeowner Hillary McKenzie…
Hillary McKenzie, homeowner (overheard on 911 call): “Why are you in my house talking a shower?”
Clark: “I’m sorry. My name is Timothy Chapek.”
McKenzie: “Why are you in my shower?”
Clark: “I broke in…”
McKenzie: “Alright, I am call the police.”
But in the weirdest phone chain ever?
Clark: “I have already called them, they are on the phone, right now.”
She did call the dispatcher…and they both had a good laugh.
McKenzie: “He’s in the bathroom, the door’s shut, and he said he is there, and I said (laughing), ‘who the hell are you?.”
911 operator: “Did he sound like he was high or drunk?”
McKenzie: “Well, he is obviously nuts.”
Is that absolutely the weirdest, craziest thing ever? In a way, it makes me glad to remember that most robbers are scared and stupid and have no alternative than stealing…this guy just needed a shower….