It’s after 5am on Christmas Eve as I write this, unable to sleep. At 1:30am my home was broken into by a burglar, who went through my entire apartment, sifting through everything I own – while I was sleeping.
I was woken up by a flashlight in my bedroom, while he was unplugging my iPhone from it’s charger that was on my bedside table about 30cm from my head.
It took a while to figure out what was stolen. My iPhone (my life), some white gold Bulgari rings and an amazing Swarovski crystal watch. Some of my most valuable and sentimental possessions.
As I woke up and chased the burglar out of my apartment, I saw him jump off my balcony (many floors up!).
Now whatever you do this Christmas, make sure you secure your property before going away on holidays, going out for NYE or even leaving the house on Christmas day – these pathetic excuses for human life do exist and will go to almost any length to get what they want.
I have 24 hour security, my apartment is secure and up high – but this doesn’t mean it won’t happen to you – so be aware.
As the event runs through my mind, I think about how I could have been seriously hurt, especially if he had a weapon. At the time, I had no issues confronting him because of my rage, but in a way, it’s lucky it wasn’t confrontational and only materials things were taken.
A message to the burglar: I know you will probably read this (if you can read) because my website and cartoon is on the iPhone cover and screen. You will be caught. You left prints on everything. Don’t try selling the jewelry either – you’ll also be caught as all the stores have the serial numbers of each item. I hope you broke a leg when you jumped. Merry Christmas.
PS – Thankyou JING tea, Café Del Mar and my Glasshouse Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle for calming me down as I mend some very sore and bruised hands from banging down a door! How very dramatic!