Don't Let This Happen To You: Armed robbers terrorized a Maryland family.
Fleeing a Chevy Chase home taken over by armed intruders Monday night, a 40-year-old man first sought help next door, smashing a small window in the entryway with his hand in an attempt to get someone to open up. No response.I don't mean to push my way of thinking on anybody else, but that situation could have been avoided if the homeowner had a gun.
Then he ran across the narrow street, up a slate terraced walkway, and pounded with a bloody hand on another entryway window. Still nothing.
Four or five intruders held the man, his wife and their two small children for 20 to 40 minutes in their stately, tile-roofed home in the 3700 block of Underwood Street.
One of the robbers attempted to sexually assault the woman, but police said none of the family members was seriously hurt.
You never know when you'll be forced to protect your family from someone who wishes them harm. And the police cannot be everywhere at once. The responsibility falls on you.