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Intruder Whacked in the Head with a Sauce Pan

The 70-year-old wife of an Elyria, Ohio judge was so angry at the intruders who tried to rob her, that she whacked one of them in the head with a pot. BAM!
Four boys pushed their way into her home while Ellen Basinski was on the phone with her husband, this past Tuesday.
The husband David Basinski, [...]

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Another burglar drops his cell phone

Similar to the other Lost Cell Phone story, this one out of New Castle, Delaware is also pretty funny.
Apparently we have this guy who breaks into this house.
The homeowner hears someone opening his basement door and is startled when a unknown guy walks into his den. The victim who was sitting on his couch, jumps [...]

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Who Can It Be Now?

Ron Strykert, former guitarist and co-founder of 80s rock band Men At Work did not keep to himself and was arrested late last week on a felony charge of making criminal threats.
“Who can it be knocking at my door. Go ‘way, Don’t come ’round here no more…”
The Police (LADP, not the band) reported Strykert, [...]

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Man Steals Burglars’ Getaway Van

A recently laid off WaMu employee happened to be at home when a pair of burglars broke into his house. His wife was working, his son was in daycare and he was in the basement.
Just after 1:30 PM, while doing some work around the house, Patrick Rosario thought he heard a knock at his front [...]

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Never leave your wallet in another man’s pants.

An uninvited tenant has been making the rounds between unattended vacation homes in the North Webster, Indiana area. Apparently, this guy would scope out Webster Lake residences, and if the house looked unoccupied and didn’t have recent tracks in the snow, he figured no one would be around.
So this guy would effectively “move in” [...]

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Don’t Steal the Orange Juice

A guy in Lynchburg, Virginia was busted for burglary when greasy fingerprints on an orange juice bottle was left at the scene.
Apparently while stealing appliances, tools, jewelry and other household items, the burglar also raided the fridge. At one home, this guy helped himself to some fried chicken and oj, not the most appealing combination, [...]

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Homeowner Pepper Sprays Intruder

A woman woke up in the middle of the night Sunday in her Atkinson, NH condo when she heard some noise downstairs. She found an unknown man in her living room when she proceeded to check out what was going on.
During the confrontation, the intruder grabbed her by the arm and punched her in the [...]

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Home Intruder Dies During Struggle

Police do not anticipate any arrests, I’m thinking the evidence speaks for itself.
Indianapolis police responded to a call just after 3 AM Sunday morning and found a 64-year-old dad choking out a 52-year-old intruder on the floor in the hallway of his house.
Now this wasn’t just any petty cat burglar looking to score some jewelry [...]

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Goldibear and the Three Humans?

A twisted real life version of Goldilocks occurred in Billings, Montana where a man (more resembling a bear than the little blond haired girl), was found sleeping in baby bear’s bed, I mean a little boy’s bed.

Ok, it wasn’t bowls of porridge either, it was cheese from the fridge.
Apparently the mentally-challenged man broke into a [...]

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Stop! Or This Granny Will Shoot!

A burglary at a neighbor’s home a few weeks back prompted an 85-year-old Pennsylvania woman to arm herself with a .22-caliber revolver. She kept it at the ready near her bed in the bedroom. The thought of having a weapon in the house let her rest easier as several homes were being hit in her [...]

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Wrong House Home Invasion Causes Scare in CA.

No matter what the subject matter, there will be skeptics, opponents and non-believers. Personally, I’d rather converse with like-minded people rather than try to convert opposing or narrow-minded viewpoints. You either believe in something or don’t, only you can change your own mind. Usually when you do change your mind it is most likely the [...]

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Hidden Camera Reveals Hidden Closet Tenant

A man in Japan started to notice food missing from his kitchen and decided to set up a hidden camera to see what was going on. Soon after, his newly installed hidden camera system sent some interesting pictures to his mobile cell phone of a woman intruding in his home. The man promptly called the [...]

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The Guard Dogs Who Called Wolf

A rather interesting technology is being tested and
used in Israel, using a computer program to decipher the
stress or aggression in the barks of their guard dogs.
This information can help determine the difference between
a dog’s everyday woof and the warning bark of a breakout
or other security problem.
Apparently, even the highly trained guard dogs have been
known to [...]

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Mace Motion Alert for your Home or Business

Marcy poured everything she had into her little gift shop. She
rented a little building at the edge of a trendy neighborhood and
converted the upstairs into a small apartment for herself.
Although she wished she had more money in her budget for a more
elaborate security system, Marcy figured she’d be able to reinvest
some of the profits from [...]

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Voice Alert Home/Driveway Alert Saves the Day

When Dr. Ron Caro’s wife wanted to leave their apartment after
their new mountain bikes were stolen from their balcony facing
the alley, Dr. Caro installed a security system that has caught
and prosecuted more than 14 perpetrators in the past two years.
Dr. Caro lives in an upscale neighborhood in Whittier, California,
in an apartment directly above the complex’s [...]

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Home Ransacked After Fake Craigslist Ad

Sometimes it is amazing what people will believe if they
see it posted online. What is worse, is the people who
know something is obviously wrong, but decide to
capitalize on the opportunity anyways…
Take the following story for example:
“A Craigslist-related scam has left an Oregon man without
most of his belongings. According to an Associated Press
report, Saturday a pair [...]

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Diversion Safes, Better than a Cardboard Box

Two sisters were arrested by Japanese authorities for
hiding just under 60 million dollars in cardboard boxes.
It took 50 cardboard boxes stuffed with cash, and they
stored it in a shed attached to one of the sister’s
houses.
They inherited the money from their father, who died
three years ago and tried to evade the tax on 6 billion
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Hot Weather Theft Warning

As the hot summer weather continues, I’d like to warn you
that homeowners and apartment dwellers need to be aware
that opportunist thieves are out there looking to take
advantage of the warm and sunny weather.
It is important at this time of year to be extra cautious
while trying to keep cool, and ensure that you do not [...]

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Fake Out the Burglars and Beat Them at Their Own Game

Mike was at his sister Beth’s house helping her to put her
affairs back into order after her husband’s death. He was
photographing her valuables for insurance purposes, as Beth
had taken out a new policy. She wanted to keep her own
records and make sure everything was accounted for.
Mike finished up with the pictures and ready to [...]

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What Does Mowing the Lawn Have to do With Home Safety?

I just got back from vacation at the beach. It was way too nice, and way too short, but I am back nonetheless. Even though the water is freezing up in Maine, the beach is the beach and a good time was had by all.
I almost had to tattle on myself for breaking [...]

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