For Leslie Pfaff of Los Alamos, it wasn’t a burglary, it was an outright home invasion.
In the early morning hours of Nov. 11, she, her two teenaged children and a friend of the teens, were upstairs when two burglars broke into the bottom floor of her home. Her husband was out of town at the time.
“At first, I didn’t think anything of it,” she said. “I knew their friend was leaving early in the morning, so when I heard noises of people moving around downstairs, that’s what I thought it was.”
What she saw later when she went downstairs was spine-chilling. According to the police report, three laptop computers and an iPad were missing. Together, the items were worth about $2,300.
“I count my blessings that they just took things that could be replaced and they didn’t come upstairs,” she said.
If they did come upstairs, Pfaff said, things probably would have been different.
“To protect my family, what wouldn’t I do,” she said. “Hell hath no fury like a mother protecting her children. Take my stuff, I’m not going to shoot you ... touch my family and you will pray for death.”
She said the whole experience has left her feeling violated.