A 4-year-old boy from Texas was caught on surveillance video playing with toys at a local Family Dollar store at 3 AM this past Monday.

Apparently the youngster woke up and unlocked the door of his house in the middle of the night and preceded to take off down the street to a nearby shopping plaza.

When he arrived at the store, the in-store surveillance picked up on the small child attempting to gain entry to the store’s front door, which was locked. He kept trying and found a second door that was unlocked, so the boy went inside, triggering a silent alarm.

When the police arrived at the scene, he was playing in the aisle and happily showed the toys to the officers.

Unfortunately, Child Protective Services says the boy will have to stay with extended relatives while they review the details of this incident. But on the plus side, it doesn’t look like anyone was hurt. Luckily it was 3 AM in the morning when the boy crossed a street that I’m sure would have been rather busy during the daylight hours.

There was also another sandwich in the face assault charge in Florida, but these stories are quickly becoming dumb and boring. I guess this one was something about an auto insurance dispute and the guy hit the girl with a sandwich, but he said he just threw it at her and missed, blah blah blah. Give me a break with these already.

Back here up north in frigid New England, we are recovering from the recent ice storm this past weekend. Personally, we were without power, heat, internet, etc from Thursday night until Monday afternoon. There are still several hundred thousand still without power, but the utility services are still working around the clock.

They had help from utility crews from all over neighboring states come in to help from NY, Maine, PA, VA and even Canada to help out good old New Hampshire out of the worst power outage and ice storm the area has ever seen.

During the ordeal, I broke out one of the telescopic steel baton LED flashlights. It had some heavy flashlight use over the almost 5 days without power and held up great.

I almost wanted to test it out and keep it running consistently throughout to test the battery life, but decided to conserve the battery just in case. However the kids did kept playing with it, turning it on and off and otherwise “stress testing” it, dropping it a few times, and it held up great.

Needless to say, we are a bit behind on e-mails, the blog and orders, but we are catching up and will be up to date by the end of the week. Thanks for your patience!

Be Safe!

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