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Burglars Breaking In Through Your Balcony

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:08 PM CDT

Josh McCord rarely ventures out on to his second floor balcony. But his curious cat Jojo does.

The fluffy feline makes so many trips outside McCord doesn't bother locking the balcony door.

"I actually left it open for a month not completely open but unlocked," said McCord.

It's that false sense of security crooks are counting on.

"They actually snuck in through the top floor and got in through there," said Edward Linn.

Linn learned his lesson the hard way.  He was at his father's funeral when cops say Misty Gannon (pictured) broke into his home through a second floor balcony.

"Some of the items they took were a 55 inch TV off the wall," added Linn.

Walking right out the front door with your pricy prized possessions in hand.

"Now we got an alarm system," said Linn.

As for McCord, he's more aware but admits he's not too concerned.

"That's why I have an apartment that's not on the ground level because I don't think I'm in danger of someone climbing up my balcony," claimed McCord.

Photo from Austin police

By Alex Boyer

Burglars Breaking In Through Your Balcony


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