A lot of these people are likely not very smart: One fellow must have spent
some time cutting a chain link fence open to grab a 10' piece of #6 ground
wire from a guy anchor. If the thief had walked around to the other side of
the anchor, one snip of my small gate chain & he would have been inside.
On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Robert Singell <email@example.com>wrote:
> Dear Friends, I know today is friday, and I know it is normally a funny
> story day, but since I don't have any funny stories today, I thought I would
> share something a friend of mine sent me recently.
> If you have already seen it, please disregard, but if you haven't, I
> thought it was quite interesting.
> Here you go. Be Blessed and have a good 'cool' day, lol. Robert
> TWENTY THREE THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU:
> 1. Of course I look familiar... I was here just last week cleaning your
> carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
> 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in
> your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window
> to make my return a little easier.
> 3. Love those flowers.
> That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things
> inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what
> type of gaming system they have
> 4. Yes, I really do look
> for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer
> in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it...
> 5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car
> and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead
> 6. If decorative glass is part of your front
> entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I
> can see if it's set. That makes it too easy.
> 7. A good
> security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the
> second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry.
> It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.
> 8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to
> lock your door...understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day
> off because of bad weather.
> 9. I always knock first. If you
> answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your
> gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)
> 10. Do you really think I
> won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the
> bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
> 11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.
> 12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe
> where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it
> with me.
> A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm
> system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of
> town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the
> flickering glow of a real television. (Find it at http: //www.faketv.com)
> 14. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard.. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy
> and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
> 15. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
> 16. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If
> your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait
> to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to
> what he was doing. It's human nature.
> 17. I'm not
> complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm
> system and leave your house without setting it?
> 18. I love
> looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for
> flat screen TV's or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through
> your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my
> Avoid announcing your vacation or that you will be alone on your
> Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address and
> these are desperate times...even for your friends.
> 20. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a
> way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.
> 21. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit
> the jackpot and walk right in.
> 22. Finally, let's talk about protection for you and your home. If
> you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck
> someone's evil
> plans for you (I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat now): WASP
> friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was
> concerned about someone coming into the office on
> Monday to rob them
> when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police
> department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that
> she get a can of wasp spray instead.
> wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a
> lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too
> close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds
> an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She now keeps a
> can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from
> people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at
> home for home protection.
> Thought this was interesting and might be of
> use, along with this one:
> 23. Put your car keys beside your bed at night!!!
> your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Doctor,
> the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across:
> your car keys beside your bed at night!!!
> you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your
> house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set
> off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or
> the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch
> Next time you come home for the night and you start to put
> your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you
> probably already have and requires no installation. Test it... It will
> go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking
> until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on
> the key fob chain.
> It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If
> your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house,
> odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all
> the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there
> and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry
> your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work
> the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with
> everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
> AGO PER DUES
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