On Cyclone Hollow Road, some criminals could soon experience the kind of dead end, they might never recover from.
"My son keeps a loaded gun."
Carol, (we're not using her last name) has a guard dog on one side, and her son on the other.
"Cause if they had walked into this house with the blue trim they would have been shot."
Five break ins in two weeks at Taylor's Ferry. It's not the norm and neither is crime here.
Burglars come through unlocked doors, it's happened over and over, in other words more than it should.
"The homeowner, the lady thought she heard a noise the guy was sitting in her living room with his legs crossed going through her mail," says Bob Colbert, Wagoner County Sheriff.
Burglars are after money and prescription drugs and on more than once has come face to face with a homeowner.
"He's cried, don't hurt me and ran out the door and one deputy got into a foot pursuit with him about three nights ago."
The burglar lost his shoes, now they're being tested for DNA. But that's not all the sheriff is doing. He's increased patrols and is reminding homeowners to keep their doors and windows locked. but he doesn't need to tell carol.
"Well I definitely do now at night. They wouldn't come walking through my house."