By Ethan Nobles on 10:29 AM
Filed Under: TheNaturalStateHawg
According to this story posted by Arkansas Business, KATV Anchorwoman Anne Pressly was attacked in her home early Monday morning and remains in critical condition.
KATV is Little Rock's ABC affiliate.
Pressly was found unconscious in her home in Little Rock's Heights area and, according to police, received severe wounds in the course of what may have been a robbery.
Here's hoping Pressly is OK and this whole incident underscores something that a home security consultant mentioned to me a couple of years ago -- the Heights is one of the areas hardest hit by burglaries in Little Rock.
According to that consultant, the problem with the Heights has to do with the perception of the area by its residents. The Heights is one of the more exclusive areas of Little Rock, so residents feel safe in that environment and assume they won't be victims of burglaries.
And, yes, I do mean burglaries -- breaking into and entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony therein. By definition, a burglary is not limited to robbery, but most burglars have stealing in mind.
So, many residents of the Heights don't think much about security. They probably should as they've got the best stuff to steal and criminals get an idea which residents have good security systems and which ones don't.
Years ago, a police officer told me something that has proven true time and time again -- criminals will hit the homes that provide the best opportunities. If, for example, a no-goodnik is out to rob homes and he faces one that has an alarm system, one that has tightly-bolted doors and one that provides an easy means of access, which one do you think he's going to hit?
What the sad Pressly incident teaches us is that we can never take home security for granted, and that's doubly true in a city like Little Rock.
God bless you and get well soon, Anne! Those KATV news broadcasts just aren't the same without you.