Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Why was Tom Clements killed at home?

Although I do not know who killed Tom Clements, nor what the killer's motive was, I think any reader of Dirty Tricks for Savvy Chicks knows exactly why he died at that moment in time.  He died because he opened the door to a stranger.

If there is one safety tip I preach ad nauseam, it is to never answer the door to anyone you do not recognize. Not to the FedEx man. Not to the UPS man, Not to some woman with blood on her face who asks to use you telephone. This applied in spades to Tom Clements, who was Colorado's top state prison official!

Read and put into practice what you learn from Dirty Tricks for Savvy Chicks.  It could save your life!


  1. Kristin in ArizonaMarch 21, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Indeed! Do NOT answer the door, in fact, don't even say "Who's there?" Simply ignore the knocks. I read a story from our local newspaper about a woman who was shot although she never opened the door- but the perpetrator (ex-beau) knew she was standing on the other side of the door after he knocked (she may have been speaking to him with the door closed?) and shot 3 bullets through the closed door. I find it very hard to believe a Dept of Corrections official would just open the door to anyone who comes a-knockin'!

  2. My neighbor has the same advice - she's a very small framed woman who's frequently alone with their young son. She opens the door for no one she doesn't know. They have several monitoring cameras and she's in the habit of memorizing the cars in the neighborhood and careful to a point (she's also well versed in judo and carries a .45). She said "even if you're bleeding - you'll get a "I'll call 911 for you" and that's it -e ven if I know you before i open the door - this door only gets opened if I know you, like you and trust you (b/c many victimizers are people you know) and as she points out - even people you otherwise know can be drunk or intoxicated and malicious - she even laughs when people say she's paranoid - "Yep, i err on the side of caution when it comes to my life and my son's - when he's old enough to fend for himself - I might relax a little but right now he and my husband *need* me and I'm not taking any risks with my life I don't have too". The monitoring system she hasin the yard and at her front door is impressive, not to mention the super-reinforced front door that would take a police battering ram a good 30 seconds to get through. Cameras, dogs, guns - we all die some day but I'm quite sure she won't be dying at the hands of home invaders.

  3. It'd be nice if you have this book Dirty Tricks for Savvy Chicks in Spanish.

  4. The risk of not answering the door and pretending not to be home is that a burglar may then attempt to break in.


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