According to FBI crime statistics quoted by NBC’s TODAY Show, home invasions in America are happening at the alarming rate of 135 per day.
The option of using a gun to protect yourself in a home invasion is never mentioned during the TODAY Show story.
The second intruder defense item the TODAY Show suggests you keep close to your bed — wasp spray.
Zeins claimed that wasp spray is as effective as pepper spray.
A Seattle family would argue that Zeins’s advice was wrong. In December of 2013, Ken Boonstra tried using wasp spray to fend off a man who had broken into their home and was attacking his wife. The spray did not stop the attack; only a well-placed and very sharp steak knife was effective in ending the conflict.
Should a beeping car alarm or wasp spray fail to prevent a home invasion, the NBC report suggests being polite and directing the bad guys to your cash and valuables. The former detective told Rosser, “You want to treat them like royalty.” He added, “On top of that, you don’t want to lie to them.”