Facebook may have tipped off gun thieves | News
EDMOND, Okla. — Jenee Epps’ home was filled with family memories.
The family has hunting trophies on several walls and had a large sentimental collection of shotguns and rifles in the gun cabinet.
Epps said, “They are all my husband had left of his father’s memory since he’s been gone a long time. Another gun was passed down from his great-grandfather.”
But intruders recently hopped a fence, kicked in a back door and raided the home of computers, jewelry and those priceless heirlooms.
Epps told us, “You can’t replace them. Plus, it’s scary to know there is someone out there with a bunch of guns, so it makes it unsettling.”
The family was away on a ski weekend at Lake Eufaula.
They took pictures of the trip and posted them on Facebook and Twitter.
That might have let crooks know the house was empty and an easy target.
Authorities said vacation time is prime time for crooks.
Edmond Police spokesperson Jenny Monroe said, “Just alert the neighbors. Let them know you’re out of town so they can be watching for you.”
The Epps have done even more than that.
Their Edmond home is now guarded by Otis the family dog, an alarm system and a sturdy safe.
They are security precautions they wished they’d taken just a few days earlier.