Another couple of stories from when I was a kid:
My parents owned a diner when I was a kid. We had an apartment off the back of the diner. They would put their receipts into a really large safe every night, and then take them to the bank a couple of times a week. The apartment was set up as two bedrooms side by side off the living room. The door into the small office was right off that living room.
One night a guy broke in through the roof of the restaurant, broke into the safe, and took all of the money from it. I was only 4 at the time but I remember being scared because my parents were so angry about it. Don't know if the safe was not locked all the way. But it was only about 15' from my parents bed, and probably 20' from my bed. With as violent as criminals seem to be now vs. then, I'm thinking it could have been a lot worse outcome than just some missing money.
Second one was at a fairgrounds. My parents had a concession trailer that they took around to the various fairs in the surrounding states during the summer. Even though I was elementary age I went along and helped out, but I had a decent amount of time to go around and do fair stuff. One morning after decent overnight rain, I was doing some of the rides before it got really busy. I was barefoot (yep, bad idea). I was first in line for the Ferris wheel. The guy was unloading everyone, but I didn't know what he was doing. So I saw an open seat, and went to get on. The guy put his hand out, said he was unloading everyone first, and then gave me a push back to get out of the way.
So I stepped back, and grabbed the tie-down support cable to steady myself because it was right next to the ramp. And I was immediately shocked. I couldn't let go of the wire, and I went to my knees down on top of the metal support leg and started getting the shock from that also. Luckily my dad was in the background watching me do stuff, and ran up and knocked me away from the metal pieces. I think he got a momentary shock from the cable also. That was the day I got my first, and only, ride in an ambulance. The Ferris wheel was shut down for a day or two while they worked with the inspectors to ensure that it was properly grounded before anyone could use it again.
ETA: Just realized that if the Ferris wheel thing had happened now vs. back in the 60s, I probably would be rich right now.