Jane Doe woke in the middle of the night to an unfamiliar sound. She sat up, instantly alert, then slipped silently off the bed, crossed the room to her closet, and retrieved a Louisville Slugger from inside. As she approached her bedroom door, she heard another sound: the unmistakable creak of a stair tread.
She glanced at the security alarm panel on the wall next to the door. She’d forgotten to arm the system the night before. Cursing her forgetfulness, she hit the panic button, then tightened her grip on the bat.
The intruder reached the top of the stairs, then started toward her room. She could hear his soft footfalls as well as the ragged sound of his breath. She cocked the bat over her shoulder, waiting for him to open her door, but when he did, she found herself unable to swing.
He seemed to anticipate her presence, rushing her in the dark. She fell backward and groaned as the wind escaped her lungs. The bat lay inches away from her left hand. She stretched her arm toward it as the intruder crouched over her chest, brandishing a Bowie knife. Her fingers closed around the bat and she swung it as hard as she could at the intruder’s head, then again, desperate to eliminate the threat of that terrifying knife.
Recovering From the Aftermath of Criminal Capers
Safewise reports that in 28 percent of burglaries, the victim is home during the crime. This unfortunate circumstance often leads to injuries (and even deaths). Sometimes the burglars suffer the brunt of those injuries, such as in Danielle’s case, but more often, the homeowner is the injured party.
After a burglary, the police must process the crime scene and collect any evidence required to bring the perpetrator to justice. The police, however, do not conduct crime scene cleanup for the homeowner, so occupants of the house must hire an outside service for this job.
Jane hired Brooks Remediation to clean up the blood and other bodily fluids the intruder left behind. She couldn’t sleep in her bedroom or walk across the carpet while those stains remained. Not only is it unpleasant, but it also constitutes a health hazard.
Hiring a Professional for Cleanup
Brooks Remediation specializes in infectious disease decontamination, unattended death cleanup, suicide cleanup, and biohazard remediation services. They turn a messy crime scene into a livable home or business so the owners of the property do not have to suffer any further victimization.
If you have been the victim of a crime or if someone you love has passed away in your home or commercial space, hire a reputable agency to decontaminate and clean the premises.