Boise is Safe, But Lock Your Doors
I had a pretty freaky morning last week and I've been a little creeped out ever since. Perhaps you heard me talking about this on the air but no joke, someone tried getting into my apartment the other night. Looking back, I feel like I was in a movie-- I'm totally fine and no damage was done, but what a reminder for all of us to remember: lock your doors and windows.
It was about 3:45 a.m. when I woke up to my cat pouncing all over me. I've had her for about 5 years now and she's never done that. What could possibly have gotten into her? Well, moments later I began to hear all sorts of weird noises in my living room. I got up to see what was going on and I could hear my front door handle being moved and tugged on. I'm single, I live alone, and my parents have my spare key--so NOTHING about this was normal. I stood still while I tried to figure out what was happening. Moments later I heard a ton of noise coming from the bike rack directly outside of my door. Someone was trying to get away with property of any sort that night it seemed. As I approached my door to look through the peep hole, my handle was tugged on again. I immediately began pounding on my door from the inside to let whoever was out there know, I'm paying attention. I then ran to my phone to call the police.
Boise Police arrived in no time and it turned out some other neighbors hear noises but didn't think to look into them further. Who knows who was outside of my door, but having BPD arrive so quickly and check the entire area meant a ton. I was thankful my doors were locked-- both my front and my patio. My windows were shut and locked too.
Boise has always been such a safe and friendly place but unfortunately, there are still some bad eggs among us. Some bikes ended up being busted off of their locks but nothing got away and stolen. I'm glad I was able to make some noise and let this person know someone was awake and alert.
Let this be YOUR reminder: lock your doors, lock your windows, and secure your property.