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Published:December 5th, 2015 10:18 EST

Home Invasion Victim Escapes, Goes to Work Before Calling Cops

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A man in Illinois managed to escape home invaders, but did not call police until he was urged to by a coworker.


The victim, a 40-year-old man from Woodstock, was held hostage after two armed men forced their way into his home and threw him down the stairs to his basement. According to a police press release, he left his home and went to work after he was able to unbind himself.

The man then told the story to one of his coworkers who advised him to call the police, which he did when he returned home later that day."


A wise man will learn from a traumatic experience, and it will shape his future. Suffice to say that this man, who wasn`t identified by the police, is not a wise man.

If home invaders busted through my front door, threw me down the stairs, robbed me, and left me tied up, the first thing I would do when I untied myself would be to call the police, and then I would seek medical attention.

Or maybe I would self-medicate by hitting the bong, and then I would call the cops and seek medical attention.

But I most certainly wouldn`t go back to work as if nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. This dude didn`t call the police, until one of his coworkers pleaded with him to contact them, and he refused medical attention.

Moral of this story: If you survive a horrifying ordeal, that`s God`s way of telling you that life is short and uncertain, enjoy yourself (and that certainly doesn`t mean going back to work immediately.)

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