November in Memories
Nothing suspicious or any awkward feelings before leaving the house.
I had a nice quiet dinner, as matter of fact I enjoyed it very much. *wink wink*
Time flies so fast without realizing that it was time to go home. I need to have my ‘sleeping beauty’ as I had to go to work the next day. I took my sweet time driving back and believe me it was really a ‘sweet drive back’ because it took me half an hour to reach my home. Other day, it took me less than that, trust me. *smiles, tougue out*
Soon I reached my parking space; I saw my bedroom’s light was on. I started to sense something is just not right. I knew it very well as I never leave my bedroom lights on each time I’m away from the house. My curiosity has answered soon after I saw my neighbor main door has opened wide (my neighbor house is empty ever since I started to move there). My heart was pumping heavily and I wasn’t sure whether I should go and check out my house.
I paused for few seconds on my way up on the staircase; wondering whether the bad people is inside hiding in my house. The other side of me encourages me to find out so I decided to ‘explore’. Trust me I was really nervous, my hands were shaking and I felt my legs hardly can move to climb the staircase. I felt like dragging my legs as I walked.
I nearly fainted upon seeing my main door was widely open and same goes with my door grills. I saw the floor was very messy and dirty; covered with un-known substance and as I looked up at my ceiling, I saw a hole. A hole that can fit a medium size of human being. I just couldn’t believe my eyes that they came through my house ceiling.
I stepped in the house dragging my heavy legs and my heart breaks into billions of pieces knowing that my house was been ransacked by #$^@^@*)#%^%$& people. I walked into my once upon a time a clean, tidy and neat bedroom has turned into an un-organized store room; worst than a store room actually. The same scenario that I got upon entering my second bedroom where there is a can of beer of the floor (the police took it for finger print identification purposes). Deep inside me cursing that responsible person would vomit blood and die immediately. I wish, really…
I stood in the middle of the living room and I noticed my 21” tv and 2 sets of dvd players that used to be placed nicely on the cabinet now has gone missing. I felt my head spinning, my knee were shaking until the extend I just sat down on the floor like a beggar. I was blur and can’t think of what to do. Tears were dropping heavily on my cheeks though I don’t feel like crying at the time. 🙁
I do not know how long it took me to be fully calm and focus but I remembered I can’t even hold my hand phone properly due to extreme panicking I guess. When I recalled back, I look non than other like the drug addict holding their needle shaking with their hands. I called Miri HQ hotline (lucky I saved the number) and believe me, the officer had a hard time listening to my call as I was shivering as I talked. That was the worst shivering situation I even encounter and I seriously do not want to go through it again. 🙁
The officer managed to calm me down and he told me that help will be on the way. I waited for about half an hour when the police patrol unit came. As usual, they came, inspect, told me to wait for the CID team to make the necessary arrangement and left the house. I kind of expect that as I’ve been through it since my first incident. Yes, this is the second time my house been break in and this time, I’ve lost plenty of valuable items. I was lucky that nothing has been ‘ripped’ from me during the first break in as their mission failed. But one thing for sure, it was the same M.O; breaking people’s house from the ceiling.
The first incident, they came from the bathroom ceiling. They left empty handed as my bathroom door was locked from the outside. The second incident, this time they came from the living room ceiling. It was a big harvest simply because of my stupidity. I forgot that I left my padlock spare keys in the living room which allow them to carry away my tv, dvd players and other valuable items.
Aaarrghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I hate myself for this, really. 🙁
I lodged a police report at Lutong Police Station as per adviced by Suhaimi (the hotline officer in charge). Upon reaching home, a team of CID was at my place. After took some photos and some finger prints, I was asked to go to Miri HQ Police Station again as I wasn’t sure what else did I lost on that day. I was blurring, really and I hate it, for being such a useless person at that time of point. 🙁 To dates, I didn’t lost any cash but I lost items that I treated as precious and has sentimental values to it; 2 dozen of unique chandelier ear-rings which are nicely kept in plastic bag (I’m an ear-ring collector) , 3 bracelets as birthday gift and 2 of it are made of crystals and 5 pairs of beads necklaces.
As per agreed, I met up with the Investigating Officer on my case and we had a long chat about it the next day. What more can I ask when I can have a nice puff session in his air-conditioned office. ;p When asked whether I want to add any request in my report, I told him I have nothing to request as I know it would be just for the sake of formality as what I experienced during my first incident. Yes, I ‘shoot’ him straight on the face. I’m not proud of it but I just felt the Miri Police deserve such statement due to their professionalism in handling cases like mine (I said that out of frustration I guess). Of course, that would be different scenario if I’m a celebrity then I definitely would get extra attention. *smiles*
As we chat, I questioned him on the police professionalism in taking pictures at crime scene whether they are allowed to do so via handphone camera. This happened to me during my first incident. The stupid fat CID (yes, I’m calling him stupid ass) take few snaps non stop in my house. The evidence of breaking in was clearly printed on my bathroom walls; you can see finger and foot print on the walls toward the bathroom ceiling yet the stupid fat ass CID took more pictures on my main door. WTF!!!
He told me that it depends on how the Investigating Officer on duty does his job and it is a must actually for them to use the service of the police camera-man expertises as it can be used as evidence in the court. So, I put a twist in my question by asking him whether he is in-directly telling me that he is professional enough in doing his job by getting two police camera-men taking pictures at my house whereas his colleague is not professional in doing his job. He smiled and tried to divert my attention by asking me some personal questions like whether I’m still single, whether there’s anybody else staying with me, where do I work and the questions goes on.
Bottom line, he offered himself to be my bodyguard should I need his assistance in the near future. I on the other hand welcome his suggestion with open heart but cursing him up and down in my heart. So, I told him that it is a common scenario for people like him who is currently undergoing ‘PJJ’ (Perhubungan Jarak Jauh) aka Distance Relationship as his wife now is based at Sibu fo
r being ‘extra nice’ to me and to show my politeness, I saved his contact number in my phone just to make him happy. On second thought, it might come to handy in the future. ;p There goes his professionalism huhhh…harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi la pulak ampessss… 🙁
I couldn’t sleep well after the incident. But I thanked God for sending me a guardian angel to be there with me. Trust me; I wouldn’t be able to make the phone calls without the guidance of my guardian angel. My guardian angel was there with me all the time and no words can describe how grateful I was and how lucky I was.
Looking back, I told myself that whatever loses and damages has been done, I can always get it back or get it fixed in the long run. What matter the most is…I am alive and still can share my worst experience with the entire world. It has come to a point that if such incident ever happens in your life, it will happen without any warning. And it doesn’t care whether you are at home or you are not at home at that time of period. And it also doesn’t care whether you have the most sophisticated alarm system installed in your house. And it also doesn’t care who you are; be it a King or Queen, be it VVIP, be it tycoons or be it just a humble citizen who earned low income like me.
It has been 5 days since the incident happens and I have difficulties in having a good sleep. My sleeping pattern has totally changed. Every single tiny winy un-familiar noises in the house has caused adrenalin rush in my body system which resulting me feeling nervous and panic easily. And when this happens, the first thing I do is to stare at my house ceiling. I would go ‘hunting’ in the house just to find out what had causes it, only when I am very sure that I am safe, my heart beats tend to slow down.
But the fear remains. 🙁
I do not know for how long I can overcome this trauma feeling and I just wish, just wish my guardian angel will be there for me again when I need my angel. The fear of the same incident happen again will always be in my mind and I can’t help myself to stop thinking about it each time I leave the house.