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Entries for April, 2008

No Phone, No Problem for the CyberEye

When Jimmy discovered plans for a row of executive townhouses on
his street, he wondered if his new neighbors would attract
burglars to the neighborhood.
So Jimmy installed a security system that calls the police
department during break-ins. Staring at the sensors and the
controls, he wondered if it was enough.
That’s when he bought his CyberEye.
He mounted the [...]

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What’s in Your Pocket?

To quote those rather annoying credit card commercials
“What’s In Your Wallet?”
But really, what IS in your wallet? You probably have
Credit cards, bank cards, your id, pictures, Cash? I’m
pretty sure most of these items are pretty standard
fixtures in most people’s wallet or purse. And be sure
these are the same pretty coveted items that a common
street thug [...]

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Next time, Stick to what is on the Menu.

Christy waited tables at a hip little bistro a few blocks from
her apartment. Though she loved her neighborhood, she was
always prepared for the unexpected.
One night, one of the diners got a little out of hand. She could
put up with rude customers, and she could even tolerate patrons
who had a little too much to drink. [...]

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You Got Beat Up by a Blind Guy!

In the spirit of the “You Got Beat Up by a Girl!” post
from a few weeks back, now we have a “You Got Beat Up
by a Blind Guy!” story. And no disrespect to the legally
blind man, he kicks some ass.
So as the story goes, this perp breaks into Allan
Kieta’s house in Indianapolis. The dog starts [...]

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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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Grizzly Bear Attacks and Kills Trainer

A 7 1/2 foot tall, 700 lb. grizzly bear killed one of
his trainers with a bite to the neck yesterday. “Rocky”,
the 5 year old bear was recently seen in the movie
“Semi-Pro” where he wrestled Will Ferrell’s character.
At the time of the attack, 3 experienced animal handlers
were working with Rocky in a training center in
California. Pepper [...]

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Nothing Beats Mace to the Face

A clerk in a cigarette store in Des Moines, Iowa
thwarted a robbery attempt in an unconventional, yet
strangely effective manner. Forcing one employee to
the ground, a masked man flashed a knife and
demanded money from another clerk.
Instead of emptying the cash register, the wiley clerk
started to empty a stack of chewing tobacco in the
robbers general direction. It [...]

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Machete Becoming Bay State’s Weapon of Choice?

The only Friday the 13th on the calendar in 2008 is in June, but already there has been a rash of Jason Voorhees like attacks. And it is only April. So far, this is the reported Machete attacks already occurring this year in the state of Machetusetts, I mean Massachusetts:
Jan. 7: (Roxbury, MA) Two men [...]

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Spring is in the Air, Bears are in the Woods.

Even up here in frigid New England, Spring has finally sprung. I know the first day of spring was a few weeks ago, but now that most of the snow has melted around the house, I am much happier and actually feel like Spring is here.
Of course most of my neighbors have less shade and [...]

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When Hedgehogs Attack!

Hedgehogs in New Zealand are getting a bum rap. Ok, well it wasn’t actually the hedgehog’s fault. Some guy grabbed one and chucked it at a teenager, hitting him in the leg.
“It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks,” police say. The teen did not require further [...]

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