Drs. Field and Bolanos were in love. He was anesthesiologist who built-up a pain management practice and she was a pediatric anesthesiologist in Boston. Together they bought a 1.9 million dollar condo in the prestigious Macallen Building, a posh luxurious building that features a doorman and security card access to the building and elevator. Being on the 11th floor they thought they would be safe. Wouldn’t you?
Well, you would dead wrong. Just like Drs. Field and Bolanos.
At this point we only know about the crime, not the how or why. At some point Field sent his buddy a text saying a gunman was in the house. The police received two calls about this, one from the front desk and the other from his friend. Would you expect your friend to rush over if they received a text that an armed man was in your house?
When the police arrived at the apartment they found Dickless Wonder (No, I’m not going to tell you his name. This blog doesn’t give criminals publicity.) and the two doctors. They were bound by the hands and had their throats slit. DW appears to have smeared the walls with blood and ransacked the place for jewelry.
Some reports indicate he had a realistic airsoft gun and the police shot him. He survived and was arraigned in a hospital bed.
|DW in hospital bed. That's a pretty good eye-fuck he's giving someone.|
There’s a lot of unanswered questions.
- How did he get in?
- Why did he select these victims?
- How/why did Richard Field text his friend and not the police?
- How did the doorman get involved?
There’s a lot of speculation and if it were an episode of Law and Order we’d find out by the end of the hour that one of them hired the DW and it went bad, somehow.
But here’s the tactical side:
- Being wealthy doesn’t make you safe.
- Never assume that doormen and mechanical/electronic locks and safeguards will keep you safe.
- Know the police will never arrive on time.
- If we assume Field was hiding and unable to speak, why not text 911? It may not be possible in his area. From the FCC website:
The FCC encourages emergency call centers to begin accepting texts as text providers develop text-to-911 capability, but it is up to each call center to decide the particular method in which to implement and deploy text-to-911 technology
Is it possible from your location? Will you remember to include your address? Will you also remember to turn off the keystroke sound?
- Never let anyone in your house, apartment, condo, etc. until you’ve identified them and you understand what they want.
- Never allow yourself to be tied up, taken to another location, or held hostage.
- We are tool bearing mammals. Have the tool you need to fight with on you. Never give up.
I’m sure as this case develops more will be revealed, but take it as an object lesion. Be prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones.