Homeowners receive strange visit

A Sandusky couple reported an incident at their Venice Road home which could possibly be tied to a 2008 machete assault.
Sandusky Register Staff
Nov 2, 2013


Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, some men who appeared to be in their 20s went to the home’s back door.

They told the woman who lived there that they were friends of Michael Sibley and were there to pick up an old Halloween costume, according to a Sandusky police report.

Sibley last lived at the house in 2008, before spending five years in prison for assaulting someone with a machete, the report said.

The homeowner said he had recently learned Sibley was now on parole, the report said. When the woman told her unexpected visitors that Sibley hadn’t lived there in five years and all of his belongings had been moved, the men left in a red, rusty vehicle.

A short while later, the woman’s husband noticed a rusty, red Chevrolet S-10 in a nearby parking lot, the report said. The men standing alongside it were speaking with a man on a bicycle, but sped away when the homeowner confronted them, the report said.

The homeowner told police of a circulating rumor about Sibley — that he may be returning for revenge. Officers suggested the couple seek a protection order, the report said.



Fat lot of good that piece of paper will do-get a gun.


Protection orders are nothing more than a little piece of paper that offers a false sense of security. I agree with Unassumer ..... get a gun!

Licorice Schtick

If you truly face an exceptional threat, you may be an exception to the rule that a domestic weapon is more likely to end up harming a family member than and intruder.

But don't bring a gun into your house until you know how to use it, and know that you're willing to do so.

looking around

I agree with Licorice Schtict, but also would point out that the protection order may prove to be more than just a piece of paper in the event that you have to use lethal action in defending yourself and kill your alleged assailant. A prior concern reported to law enforcement, and a court order would go a long way in proving justification in your self defense claim which would be questioned.


Agreed. Get the protection order as a CYA in the event worse comes to worse. Unfortunately it doesn't come in the form of a bullet proof vest, so I hope people don't rely on its powers too heavily. Scary stuff out there getting worse by the minute, a CCW is your best guarantee.