Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sign displays promise to would-be burglars

A son, wanting to protect his family's Hudson TX home, had a large sign made for his front yard. He says it's a promise, not a threat, to would-be burglars.

Steve Holland's 71 year-old mother, Claudia, had just turned off the TV around 11:30 p.m. when she heard a "whop" sound as someone kicked open her front door.
She says her three dogs, Jessie, Hank and Speedy went nuts, barking ferociously at the people on the other side of the door.
She called police, and she now has a new door and deadbolt.  However, that wasn't enough for her son.
"The idea that if she hadn't had those dogs to kind of scare them off... what could've happened," said Steve Holland.
Still, he wanted to do something else to keep the home safer.  He immediately called his friends at Lufkin's Adfab to make the large sign for the front yard.
"I just wanted to put out a big enough message not just to whoever broke-in, but the rest of the community," said Steve.
It was put on the lawn just a few days ago, and already the family has gotten so many calls laughing at the sign. Steve says it's not a joke; there are three guns in the home.
"You're lucky she dialed 9-1-1 instead of getting the gun out of her walker," said Steve.
He says whoever tries to break-in next won't be as fortunate.

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