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Lauren Brown lifts the cardboard she used to cover a hole in her old front door on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Brown’s front door was replaced, but the door she said her ex-boyfriend punched through remained on her deck for weeks. “When it got to the point when he was continuously hitting me with a belt, I knew it was never going to get better,” Brown said.