Claudia Holland of Hudson said her son, who usually lives with her, was not home about a week and a half ago when someone kicked in her front door about 11:30 p.m. and fled after hearing her and her three dogs, the Lufkin Daily News reported Tuesday.
Holland, who said the incident was the first break-in she had experienced in the 40 years she has lived in her home, said her son was worried about his upcoming trip out of town and installed a strongly worded no-trespassing sign.
"Try to break into this house again, your head will be blown off!" the sign warns.
"I expected it to be a little sign put over to the side, but it wasn't. It kind of embarrassed me, I tell you," she said. "There's been a lot of comments and just a lot of laughing, like people won't come by here anymore."