Tonight there was a knock on the door. I looked, a girl was there. I opened the door. She was crying and asked me if I had a pocket knife. She needed to defend herself. What would you do?
Tell her to stay on my porch, get my gun, call 911, watch to make sure she’s safe until the cops arrive.
Well yeah i’d put it away when they roll up.
Call the police and then ask questions
Call the popo.
I would first ask what’s wrong and if it truly was for defense I would call 911
I would probably invite her in and try to talk to her and find out what/who she needs protection against and likely call the police if she needs genuine protection, and maybe call my friend who is in bikers against child abuse for advice.
My first assumption is drugs so I would tell her to wait on my well lit porch while I called the cops for help. I’d offer food and water then I’d watch her the entire time from a window and have my kids in the basement doors locked with my daughter’s phone.
If I don’t know you and I’m not expecting you, you’re gonna stare at my locked door until you get the idea.
Mom you are much too trusting. You have a big heart and generous especially to those in distress. But like others have said there are too many bad people out there. Never let anyone in your house. I would not have opened my door. The fact that “the cops knew who she was” means she probably has done this before and has problems. Be careful.
Grab my gun and offer to let her in. Lock the door and get the full story.
Call 911 and have her wait outside.
No knife for you missy. Call 911. Don’t let her in. See what she’s afraid of. Make sure Jason is not far behind her.
Watch to see she’s not attacked while waiting for the cops.
Have her sit on my porch, in sight and call 911. Don’t let her in, keep door locked. People are creepers.
You definitely don’t want to be alone with her.
I did ask her if she wanted to session porch and she said she wanted to keep on moving.
Invite her in and call 911. And ask her if she is injured in anyway, and ask who, what and where. Get as much info as you can, reassure her that she is safe and will not be harmed.
Invite her in and call the police. Could be looking to hurt herself
Agree, invite her inside and call the police, don’t give her a knife.
That 100% would set off all the red flags in my head. Much too high of a risk. The girl might be up to something herself, or she might be doing recon for a criminal (or several) who are planning something.
I’ve played far too much GTA to know that an “innocent” looking person in distress could very well be a trap. Lol
Good observation Laserbeam. It happens far more often Than you think.
Bring her inside, call the cops, keep her safe until the police showed up.
Call the police. They’re much better than a pocket knife.
Use my hand gun to protect her while calling Police. This is a silly question.
This did happen. I did invite her and my daughter did call the police but she did not want to come here and she wanted to run.
I invited her and she said people were chasing her. I did not see your sign of anybody. Or I told her she could sit in a dark place on my porch on the police got there. She wanted to keep moving so they went out fine too. My daughter thought she was psychosis with meth. I tried to comfort her and she took off. My daughter called the police and they knew who she was. I rather be hurt helping somebody than turn my back on people
You're such a sweetheart Tops, but make sure you're watching out for yourself too.
Yeah and that person could kill you and your family
I've got to say, I'd worry about her wanting to use the knife on my family. I think your daughter is right, @TopsQueen. Please be careful.