Police Have Warned That Burglars Are Using Rubber Bands To Hold People’s Doors Open

Never mind guns or knives; it turns out that one of the most threatening objects in the world could now be a rubber band. A Facebook post about these seemingly innocuous objects has gone viral online after one woman in Texas shared a chilling story of attempted burglary. But was all as it seemed?

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On April 21, 2016, Kim Fleming Cernigliaro uploaded a Facebook post that shot a chill through the internet. The Texan described how she was at home one day when she heard someone knocking at the door. It was not a “regular knock,” as she put it, either, but rather an urgent pounding. Someone was apparently very keen for her to answer the door.

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