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    Doorbell rings and no one is there.

    Same thing that happened a few months back just happened again 20 minutes ago. Looks like I'll be up all night.

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    Kids these days.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Kids these days.
    Tell me about it. The kid across the street has been released into his parents custody until trial for robbing a gun shop.

    Come to think of it, all the banging around and doorbell ringing before happened when he was living with his parents. It stopped for a while when he had his own apartment and was in jail until he was arraigned. Now he's back and the wierd stuff starts happening again. Maybe a coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    Same thing that happened a few months back just happened again 20 minutes ago. Looks like I'll be up all night.
    Disconnect it, turn off he porch light, snek outside and scare the pants off of the little runt!
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    According to my daughter, it's known as the "ding-dong ditch". It happens here on occasion, usually when she's home and we hear the next day which of her friends it was. It probably doesn't help that we live about 80 yards from the high school.

    Kids will be kids - I did a lot worse when I was her age.

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    I didn't think the kids would bother doing the ding dong ditch around here. It's very rural here and we're the last house (only 7 total) on a dead end unpaved road. The only place for them to hide is around the ends of the house or the shallow ditch across the road everything else is pretty clear with nothing to hide behind.

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    That's what makes it exciting! It's no fun if there isn't a chance of getting caught.
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    So far there hasn't been any banging around my garage, so it was probably innocent, it just made me nervous after the last time.

    Maybe I'll turn the tables on them next time and leave a bag of dog poo for them to step in on their way to the door.

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    Hmmm...

    Lights out.
    Fishing line strung about 6 inches above the ground, tight, preferably at the sidewalk.
    Yard rakes positioned in the high grass in "assault" position. Refer to Loony Tunes for complete instructions.
    Loose gravel or maybe broken glass scattered about.
    Big dog staked down in the bushes.
    Maybe a couple perimeter alarms or OC bombs with dye to whisk the cretins along and make ID easier.

    I think that might liven the party up a bit. Though some of it could be construed as illegal, depending...
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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
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    Maybe I'll turn the tables on them next time and leave a bag of dog poo for them to step in on their way to the door.
    No, no, no, the young kids leave the bag of flaming dog poop on your doorstep, then laugh hilariously as you stomp it out.

    Ding dong ditch isn't bad compared to some of the stuff I know my friends did. Or as annoying as the "knock knock ditch" played in a 12 story college dormitory.
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    Could be poltergeists. Possibly a malevolent spirit.
    Throw the Ouija board away and call an exorcist.
    Burn Sage in your house - fill the rooms with Sage smoke.
    Do not sprinkle Holy Water around unless you are a priest because that will just get him/her/it/them more POed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desk Jockey View Post
    According to my daughter, it's known as the "ding-dong ditch". It happens here on occasion, usually when she's home and we hear the next day which of her friends it was. It probably doesn't help that we live about 80 yards from the high school.

    Kids will be kids - I did a lot worse when I was her age.
    Yup.....

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    heh heh heh

    my son's friends tried this stuff once...

    they put a shopping cart on our front porch late at night

    between me and the really large rottie that surprised them...


    never did it again (fact is they would only come to the house after calling first)


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    We used to work with the high school kids at church. Once after Christmas a handful of them collected about 30 discarded Christmas trees and put them on our lawn in the middle of the night. They made too much noise and woke us up but we didn't stop them or let them know we were watching. After they were done and had gone I waited 30 minutes then I stuffed as many trees as I could into our van and took them to the kid's house who looked like he had been in charge when we were watching. I started at his front door and jammed as many trees as I could get up against the door and on his porch and down his walkway. Took three or four trips with our van to move all the trees.

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    At least they are not removing the valve core stems from your tires, breaking your locking gas cap, cutting your telephone line and TV cable. You have children wanting to be funny. The suspects in my situation are at least 21 and criminal in nature. All this coming from my decision to prosecute my wife's son for credit and check card fraud. BTW my wife is backing me up 100% as she sees it that was not just my money but hers as well and to steal from either of us is to steal from both of us.

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