BG's in my barn ! Photo added!

BG's in my barn ! Photo added!

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    BG's in my barn ! Photo added!

    I've got a couple of old barns at a pasture that is on a major highway that no one lives nearby. We use them to store stuff that is too good to throw away though not good enough to keep around our main shop. For example, used lumber, empty barrels, old tractor tires, empty buckets, hay, a few old cars, etc

    I don't go there very often, (not daily), but I do pass by there maybe several times a day. Today I discovered footprints belonging to a "couple of guys" that have been sneaking in there. I guess they've been a few times apparently looking for something worthwhile to steal, particularly copper or aluminum. The old place had been originally wired with Romex, none of it worked, in fact there's no electricity anyway. They've been cutting down that old copper wire and hauling it out of there on foot.

    I'm pretty sure they live nearby, in fact they left my buckets they used, in the woods, on the way to their house. Inside my barn are plenty of fresh footprints, cigarette butts, empty chip bag, and stuff moved around from their visit. It was pretty easy to see where they would come and go on the backside of the barn, away from the highway.

    I'm pretty sure they are easing in there very late in the afternoon, while there is still enough light to see, then leaving right at dusk so they can see their way through the dry creek bed they are using as a trail.

    I called the local SO to report this burglary and after some discussion I asked that they not come right away to take a report/pictures etc, I didn't want my nearby "neighbors" to see a marked patrol car out there, and I also requested that they not make frequent passes yet. I don't want to risk spooking these guys too quick. I'll get a detective in an unmarked car out to make his report early next week. I told the deputy that I'll be doing a "sit and watch" over the weekend, if I see anything I'll call it in by cell phone and let them handle it. Late this afternoon I got a ride that dropped me off nearby and I walked to a spot on the opposite side of the road so I could watch and listen from a distance. I stayed until well after dark.

    I'll make some random checks and do some more "sit and watch" this weekend, plus tomorrow I'm going to set up some hidden game cams.

    If these guys show up, they'll be in the barn for a while, they've probably gotten fairly comfortable with their new job. I'll phone it in, stay on the line if they want me to, and I think the SO will have plenty of time to show up and catch them red-handed.

    I'll update this and let ya'll know what went on, maybe nothing, but we'll see what happens. They haven't gotten all of the wire out, so there is some motivation for them to return. BTW I sat in the middle of a pretty big thicket/briar patch that had me well-hidden plus there would be no sneaking up on me.

    I'm going to do this in a manner to keep me on the up-and-up, but I couldn't help thinking how funny it would be to lock up a bad bull in that barn, or use one of those signal trip wire devices that uses 12 gauge blanks. I'll enjoy the thoughts, but won't put them in practice.
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    Bummer. How about a game camera?

    Scrap value is high right now. There are people scouring for it here, you can really make some money if you know what you are doing.

    (DUH just reread and see you are already onto the game cams)

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    Good luck with the BG hunting. I hope you and your local SO can catch them. I'm sure it shouldn't be too hard, nor take too long. They seem to have made themselves comfortable. Keep us posted.
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    Besides the game cams it may be a good idea to have a handheld video camera with good telephoto capabilities, be nice to print out some 8X10 glossies with them in the act.
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    Do you know anyone with one of these???

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    Your action is probably the most sensible, albeit short on the fun end.
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    What a deal!

    A true story from my grandfather. They were city dwellers. He had a set of tires stolen off his car (at home) during WWII, and tires were rationed to civilians. His brother-the electrician helped him setup a hefty charge that would either electrocuted the perp when they touched the car, or the wheel. I can't remember which. They did make sure that it was not enought to terminate the victim, but enought to teach a tough lesson. Sure enough, the perp came back, soon. My GF heard a loud AAAAAAAHHHHHHH, and the sound of trash cans or stuff getting knocked over, and they couldn't find the BG.

    He was not bothered by the perp(s) again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    Your action is probably the most sensible, albeit short on the fun end.
    True and that's a heartbreaker right there, because lot's of fun ideas exist. I can even fantasize about a bucket filled with hog poop, positioned high to tip over on them as they enter the barn. If I had that filmed it might go viral on You Tube.

    Fun ideas aside I really need a game cam pic of them inside my barn, if I get the chance I'll be working on that today. I'm even considering buying the uploader attachement that hooks to my Moultrie that will send their picture to my cell phone. Phone beeps with mail..........contains photo of BG.........call SO........BG's caught at the scene.

    BTW I haven't touched my buckets they left in the woods, if I move them the BG's will know that I (or someone) is wise to their break ins.
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    Got a 'disposable' gun? Pull the firing pin and leave it in the barn. When they steal that, they've most likely gone to a new level of Felony depending on state law.
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    You are a sneky guy. Good luck hunting.
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    I would set up a camera inside the barn to ID them and try to get them arrested for trespassing and theft. Afterwards, I would get a Rottweiler, lock the barn tightly with tough locks and put a barb wire fence around it.

    Good luck with your crook hunt! I hope you get those sleaze balls!!!
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    Too bad you can't use one of these............


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    Claymores and a backhoe to bury what's left...I like it!
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    TASER Shockwave


    Taser Shockwave would be a less than lethal method and not as messy as the Claymore.
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    UPDATE:
    Eased up there last night about 11 pm, I shouldn't say how I did it, but if they were there, they wouldn't have known I was there. I watched for a good while, no flickers of light, no sounds, no nothing. I rode by there early this morning the buckets and little cart they'd previously left in the woods were still laying there unchanged. I rode by again late morning, nothing to report. This afternoon I snuck in on the back side of the barns and saw nothing newly disturbed, while I was there I hid two game cam's set on video record. Tomorrow I might try and buy the accessory for the Moultrie so it sends out any pics it takes to my cell phone, that's like having a burglar motion alarm up there !!!

    They'll be back next time they need some cash.
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