Good Luck and keep safe
This is a discussion on Called The Police to my House this AM within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; About a month ago, someone got into my truck in my driveway and made off with less than $5 worth of stuff. Luckily, nothing damaged. ...
About a month ago, someone got into my truck in my driveway and made off with less than $5 worth of stuff. Luckily, nothing damaged. The officer said there has been a rash of it in my neighborhood lately.
Well, Saturday morning I noticed one of my wife's large outdoor potted plants on the back porch knocked over, and a set of 3 smaller ones knocked the other direction. A chair knocked over, and my son's deck box full of toys opened. I straightened everything up and just sort of blew it off.
Well, this morning that same plant was knocked over the opposite direction and another plant on the other side of the porch knocked over, and all of the screen doors for the sliding glass doors were opened about 6 inches. Looked like someone opened them to check the doors and just left them all slightly opened. Since I was out there yesterday, I know they were all closed.
I called the NEN and an officer came out. He dusted for prints. It is concerning that this stuff has been escalating. First it was pranking by moving yard art stuff around and switching it from one yard to another. Then they were going in unlocked cars. Next, they used a garage door opener in a car to go into a neighbor's garage and steal stuff. Now it seems they are checking for unlocked house doors. What next? Breaking in?
I have a home security system with contacts on all doors and windows, motion detectors, and glass break detectors. Monday, I'm having security cameras installed inside and out and motion lights.
It will be interesting to see what's going on when we're not home and when we're asleep.
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Good Luck and keep safe
Three questions 1. How long of a time did it take for the cops to arrive. 2. How many guns do you have loaded. 3. What your pitbulls name. Good luck.
Ever thought of getting a few of those automatic-spritzer gadgets, often used to keep cats off the christmas tree lights? Loaded with DayGlo marking ink, you'd be set. Beyond merely getting "tagged" (filmed), they'd get tagged as well.
Be safe. Keep the sidearm stoked, ready and with you. Be prepared inside for a forcible entry that could bum-rush you before you wake up from the alarm (ie, hardened access point for the hallway/stairs/bedroom), large dogs roaming inside, etc.
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I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
"Now it seems they are checking for unlocked house doors. What next? Breaking in?"
Opening an unlocked door to enter is still forcible entry in FL.
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Sounds like teenage pranksters moving up the scale IMO.
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This sounds like the work of a raccoon or something.
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Put a pan of water out and see if there are paw prints in the water pan. They like to wash their food. Could be both, animals and kids acting like animals lol
Knocking over planters sounds like it could be someone looking for hidden house keys. Or, i could also go with raccoons-they can get pretty rambunctious.