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Entries for February, 2009

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sound of a soft breath - “Avoid silence, avoid solitude, avoid any train of thought that leads off the beaten track. Concentrate on money, sex, status, health, and (above [...]

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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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Recent Laptop Snatching Attempts in Florida

We have two attempted laptop snatchings recently, one in Bradenton and one in Stuart, Florida.
The first one took place inside a Starbucks. Apparently, a social networking 19-year-old just had to check out what was going on Facebook this past Saturday.
He walked up to a customer using a laptop and asked if he could check his [...]

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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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Woman arrested for stun gun in baggage hold of airplane

I suppose I’m a little bit biased since I sell self-defense items, and I think the law banning stun guns in New York State is stupid anyways…
But a report just came out that a woman was arrested for having a stun gun in a baby stroller that was being put into the baggage hold on [...]

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Thank You too… FORE!

Here is a story out of Falmouth, Massachusetts. Up here in New Hampshire, Massachusetts folks are already well known for their manners and courteous driving. Uh huh.
Apparently, a 50-year-old man held the door open for a 38-year-old guy leaving a gas station. Not surprising, the 38-year-old walked through without a word.
To that, the 50-year-old guy [...]

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Pants fall down, trip burglary suspect

Note to Self: Pull up your pants when robbing a store.
I never quite understood the reasoning for the sagging pants craze. You know the style where the guys wear their pants pulled halfway down, secured (barely) by a belt so their boxers show?
Well here is a case where this fashion statement came back to [...]

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Latest Spy Gear and Hidden Cameras

We just got a couple neat, new spy gadgets in stock, a Hidden Camera Watch, a DVR Stick Camera and a USB DVR hub.
Much like our Hidden Camera Pen, the Hidden Camera Watch is a state of the art body worn complete digital video surveillance system. This wire-free wristwatch contains some of the latest miniaturized [...]

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Wedgie used to subdue suspected burglar

A woman noticed this guy breaking in to a co-worker’s car in Salt Lake City. She started to yell at the guy and chase him through the parking lot. After attempting to grasp the guy a couple times to stop him from escaping, she was able to reach down and grab on to the back [...]

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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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Taser Inventor Dies at 88

The scientist who invented the Taser stun gun in the 1960s, died earlier this month. This post is a tad long, but it is a neat history lesson.
John “Jack” Higson Cover, Jr. passed away on February 7, 2009 at the age of 88. Trained as a nuclear physicist, most of Cover’s professional career was [...]

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Lance Armstrong Bicycle Jacked!

Well it was stolen from his trailer, but that doesn’t make an as impressive headline. That would have been something if someone with a knife jumped in the middle of a bike race and demanded a racer handover their bike and rode away…
Apparently, Lance Armstrong and three of his teammates Steve Morabito, Yaroslav Popovych and [...]

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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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Doughnut Helps Police Catch Burglar

Surprisingly, a box of doughnuts in a church’s kitchen was successfully used as evidence, and not simply scarfed down by investigating officers…
Apparently, a 22-year-old man broke into the Woodhaven Christian Church and stole some musical instruments. While police were investigating, a box of doughnuts was discovered in the church kitchen. Bonus!
You’d imagine that the police [...]

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Enter the February 2009 Monthly Contest

For Contest Rules and How to Enter, please click here.
Who doesn’t like to win free stuff? - FREE Pepper Spray
This month’s contest is for two Lipstick Pepper Sprays ($25.90 value). One for you and one to give to a friend.
“Woman must not depend on the protection of man but must be taught to defend herself.” [...]

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Police arrest man stuck in Handcuffs

A 21-year-old man, wanted on charges of “driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, threatening to commit a crime and making annoying phone calls” walks into a police station.
Bam! You think he would have seen it?
No, he actually was just looking for a little help.
His side of the story [...]

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Get the Bear Necessities

If you are going to venture anywhere near bear country, you may be safer carrying a 9 oz. canister of Guard Alaska Bear Repellent or Bear Pepper Mace than you would relying on a gun. But you don’t have to take our word for it.
How about the recommendation of Thomas Smith and Stephen Herrero?
Thomas S. [...]

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Caught on Tape and our new DVR Hidden Cameras

Video surveillance cameras inside a bar in Buffalo, New York resulted in an arrest and helped solve a theft last week. A man was charged with grand larceny and petity larceny, being accused of stealing a woman’s purse from Kelly’s Korner bar a few weeks back.
The female victim contacted the police after the bar owner [...]

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Lock your car doors!

Maybe I am missing something here. There are always Urban Legends floating around. Some are pretty far fetched, some sound like they could be true. But it seems there are people that tend to flip out over them.
Take this one, recently circulating out of the Omaha, Nebraska area:
“I just received this email from a credible [...]

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California Carjack Warning

An e-mail titled “A Warning from Whittier Police” (in California) has been circulating the internet recently via e-mail and blogs since late January. The text reads as follows:
“I am sending this to all of you, per the advice of the Whittier Police.
Last night on my way home from work, I was followed off the [...]

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