Chesire home invasion trial begins

Horrific story, of course. What strikes me is that, after Mrs. Petit, forced to withdraw $15,000 from her bank, told the teller what was happening at her home and 911 was called, it took thirty minutes for the police to respond. That made the difference between life and death for her and her two daughters. Here in Greenwich, the police would have been there in three minutes. We get what we pay for and, my snarkiness aside, don’t think I’m not grateful for our cops’ service.


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7 responses to “Chesire home invasion trial begins

  1. Not so sure

    Our cops would protect their pension before helping you, they are not as good as you write here.

    • I give them plenty of grief on this blog, Not So, but they’ve always been there for my family when we needed them. Yeah, we have “issues”, but I’m still thankful we have them. When Pal Nancy and I lived in Maine, response time of the state troopers was three hours. I kept a shotgun ready then, but that’s no use in a medical emergency. I think we have a pretty good deal here in town.

  2. Anon

    A while back, George Bush (Jr.) was visiting his Secretary of Energy here in Greenwich. I was waiting at the bottom of my driveway for my kids to get off the bus and was pacing because they were 1/2 hour late and I had no idea why.

    I went back to the house and it turns out I had a voicemail from the police explaining that the president was in town and the bus was waylayed by the roadside during the President’s visit. They called me pre-emptively because they knew I’d be worried.

    My kids were soon delivered by Greenwich’s finest right to my doorstep – pretty much the only time you’re happy to see your kids step out of a police car!

    Love that. I called our chief of police to thank him and commend the officer too.

  3. Petit Foundation

    Even Greenwich people can participate, better yet donate.

  4. peeps

    The bank teller’s testimony is unbelievably chilling. I can’t believe that the victim had a chance to clearly tell what was going on back at her house and that accomplishing that, it still didn’t help save her life and the lives of her daughters. I don’t know how her husband and parents have gotten through this.

  5. none

    It may have made national news but this is the first I’ve heard of it (sickening).

    The family has my deepest sympathy.

    I am in no way attempting to blame them but, if it’s acceptable to say, how did the house not have an alarm system?

    My home was semi-successfully broken into once (they tripped a private alarm which limited the damage), the second time it happened I had an alarm company that automatically called the police and they never entered the house.

    No, I don’t live in a ghetto, sometimes people have kids that go bad. There was a fifteen year interval between the two occurences.

    Perhaps they did have an alarm and it just hasn’t come out yet.

    Either way, what happened to that poor family is sickening. Sickening.

    Reading the associated articles had me wanting to vomit. That poor family.

    I don’t care about the dysfunctional family lives of the perpetrators. I’m sorry their family lives sucked but not everyone, ney, most everyone raised in those situations don’t commit horrendous crimes such as this one.

    • None, there was an (almost) equally horrible incident in West Hartford some years ago, where the family did have an alarm system. I remember the Chief of Police for West Hartford’s advice at the time: “the best alarm system is a large dog”. We had Casey the Wonder Dog then, a 100 lb, very protective Lab, and I fully agreed. These days, I have a gun and an attack cat, but I sure miss Casey.