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if someone rings your door buzzer at 3am in the morning, what should you do?

i live in a small block of council apartments, and a couple of weeks ago, someone rang on my intercom door buzzer at 3am in the morning, i live alone on the 3rd floor of a 4th story building, and in the darkness of my bedroom i felt creeped out and a little frightened....i ignored it and didn't answer the intercom......but want to know how you should respond to situations like that?

i'm a male in my 40s.

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  • 2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    If someone rings MY buzzer I can look at the video monitor that shows the image from the cameras positioned with views of who is at each door. I then evaluate the risk of interacting with such a person.

    This happened to me a few weeks ago, at 1 AM, and it was a masked man standing on the porch with a gun. Turns out it was a state trooper looking for information about an elderly neighbor who couldn't be reached. I gave the trooper the phone number for the neighbor's handyman, who has a key, and went back to bed.  I routinely ignore people who show up at my door uninvited, day or night.

  • 1 month ago

    They would meet Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Hopefully they are considerate and ring it gently so they don’t wake me up.

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I'd answer it with my pistol in my hand ..........................

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Depends really. Do I smell smoke and hear the crackle of burning wood(even though I do not have a fireplace) Usually that is the reason the door bell rings at 3 in the morning.  A macho male?  should have answered the door with beer in hand and party hat on. Maybe it is Pizza.

  • 2 months ago

    put on some lingerie and answer the door

  • 2 months ago

    Exactly how you did.  Ignore it.  

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    i would just ignore it,or if you think someone needed help you could call the police and ask them to check it out

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Do not answer and if happens more than you are comfortable with call the police and ask them. 

  • T C
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Every body and every situation is different ....What you did was perfectly acceptable and safe considering your situation. 

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