Sign: Burglars' heads will be 'blown off'

April 20, 2011 at 3:30 AM

HUDSON, Texas, April 20 (UPI) -- A 71-year-old Texas woman whose door was kicked in by would-be burglars said her home now bears a sign threatening future intruders' heads will be "blown off."

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."

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