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office got broke into

Mitch_4 Member Posts: 955
except he filled his scattershot with rock salt...



  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040

    Every victim's dream...to catch 'em in the act. My pumpkins have been smashed 3 times this year, and I would just tear the little freaks apart if I caught them...they ave been 'decorated' with tailor's needles this time. These jerks come 30' into my yard to do this...

    glad there was justice in this for you. The drugs in their truck is a nice touch as well....

    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • World Plumber
    World Plumber Member Posts: 389

    They are getting bold. Two druggies went into a home here and cut the copper water lines out while the home owner was watching TV upstairs. They got greedy and started taking the wiring. When the TV went off the owner went looking. Now we have to pay to house and feed them.
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    Be Careful Tim

    A good friend of mine worked in a machine shop. Got broken into 3 times one week. He filled a sheet of 4x8 ply with nails and put it under the abandoned and covered window where they found the guy was getting in. Two days later they came in to one bloody sneaker and sock and a trail of blood on the wall where the dirt bag climbed back out. My friend was charged after the guy turned up at the hospital with 20 holes in his feet. Had to pay his medical AND restitution as a PLEA DEAL. Hows that for screwed up.
  • Ditto,,,

    they frown on booby traps it could end up costing you a lot more than pumpkins I'm afraid.
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,697
    Copper is....

    .... down , Did I hear correctly a $.70 lb. I guess China stopped building for the Olympics .....And everyone else is dumping their hoard.
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • kpc_40
    kpc_40 Member Posts: 62
    what state?

    was that a judge or a jury.... that is just wrong. If the justice system would work people whould not take the law into their own hands.
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040

    Well, a few pin pricks is not exactly 20 holes in a guy's foot, and as I see it, I have a right to decorate my pumpkins however I wish. It is a chance I am willing to take to catch a repeat offender coming 30' into my yard regularly to vandalize. I also have a bat nearby in case he raises his hands in agression towards me. (I will leave the .45 in the house) I stopped short of a trip-wire or a M-80 tied to a battery and a model rocket ignightor with an old mercury switch...

    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • Pretty much,,,

    any state I think. He could also be sued by the perp in civil court and would probably lose. Problem is booby traps can't discriminate between a crook and the innocent. Plus, unless I'm mistaken, if someone gets hurt on your property, regardless of the circumstances, you are liable. Had a friend once with a HUGE red Doby (Wienerschnitzel). One day she had a party and this guy kept trying to get the dog to take a cookie from his mouth. She kept telling him, "Don't do that!" but he wouldn't listen. Sure enough the dog bit him on the face and sure enough, the SOB sued. She lost the case, even though she had witnesses to prove it was the guy's fault.
  • House and feed them....

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    – 2,299,116 prisoners were held in federal or state prisons or in local jails – an increase of 1.8% from yearend 2006, less than the average annual growth of 2.6% from 2000-2006.
    – 1,528,041 sentenced prisoners were under state or federal jurisdiction.
    – there were an estimated 509 sentenced prisoners per 100,000 U.S. residents – up from 501 at yearend 2006.
    – the number of women under the jurisdiction of state or federal prison authorities increased 2.5% from yearend 2006, reaching 115,308, and the number of men rose 1.5%, totaling 1,479,726.
    At midyear 2007 there were 4,618 black male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 black males in the United States, compared to 1,747 Hispanic male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 Hispanic males and 773 white male sentenced prisoners per 100,000 white males."
  • What they should be doing,,,

    is have them all farm and grow their own food etc to take some of the financial burden off of the rest of us. Rather than languishing in prison doing next to nothing all day. No work, no food. How much does it cost to provide room and board per year per prisoner? ~$30,000 - $40,000 each?
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613

  • Chris S
    Chris S Member Posts: 177
    growing food

    I just read an article that in NYS the farming programs will be discontinued as a cost saving measure. Inmates milked cows, and did some farming. The article said this was of no use to men who would later be released into primarily urban areas.

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  • Mike Thomas_2
    Mike Thomas_2 Member Posts: 109
    West Virginia

    Some friends from a rural area of West Virginia tell the story about one of their neighbors. An old gal in her 80's raised watermelon on her rural farm. Local kids liked to sneak in a steal melons. She didn't mind a few kids stealing a few melons, but two particular boys decided that it was more fun to smash the melons. She couldn't tolerate that, so she waited for them to come back again, late one night. As soon as they hit the patch she shot them with her 22 rifle loaded with bird shot. Well they took off and turned up at the local hospital. Sheriff was called and they told him about this crazy old lady that shot them. Sheriff went out to talk to the old gal and told her that she just couldn't shoot kids like that. She informed him that she did not "shoot them", she was just "marking them" so he would know who it was that was smashing her melons....
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