Theives steal guns from doomsday preppers home: 'They're ready for a war, we were ready for a war'

Posted at 6:37 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 07:29:38-05

Police are investigating the theft of seven guns swiped from a Cleveland home sometime early Tuesday morning.

A mom and her two children were asleep upstairs when she said the thief or thieves broke into the home and cleaned out two gun cabinets. "They're ready for a war, we were ready for a war," said Teena Brayen

Brayen and her family are doomsday preppers. "We're preppers, we believe in preparing for what could happen," said Brayen.

Brayen said that her kids left the side door unlocked and the burglar walked right inside. Five shotguns, a high-powered rifle, and a pellet gun were all stolen. But, that's not all. A bug out bag was taken. That's a portable kit that contains items needed to survive a disaster. 

"Rice, beans, ammo, a thousand dollars worth of ammo, smoke grenades, 12 machete knives," were all taken said Brayen.

A bullet proof vest was also taken. Brayen is concerned that the guns are now in the wrong hands. "I don't want to see people get hurt because of what people took out of my home, " she said.

If you have any information about the crime, call the 5th District at 216-623-5500.