Things your burglar wont tell you

Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: Rwalker On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:19 pm

Wasn't sure where to post this, but I got it in the email today and felt it neccesary to share:

13 THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU

I am particularly interested in the part about the wasp spray...

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your
carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in
your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window
to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means
there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always
make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I
might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes
you to remove it..

5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car
and foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a
dead giveaway..

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your
alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That
makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the
windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and
your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to
lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day
off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions
somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it..)

10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check
dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.

12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where
you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with
me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm
system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of
town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the
flickering glow of a real television. (Find it
at
http://www.faketv/.com/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
)


8 MORE THINGS A BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU:

1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy
and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If
your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait
to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to
what he was doing. It's human nature.

4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy
alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're
home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or
walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds,
just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier
than you think to look up your address.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way
to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.

8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit
the jackpot and walk right in.
Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina , Oregon , California ,
and Kentucky ; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs
http://www.crimedoctor.com/ <http://www.crimedoctor.com/> and Richard
T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St.
Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job.


Protection for you and your home:
If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's
evil plans for you.


WASP SPRAY

A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was
concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them
when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police
department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she
get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a
lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too
close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds
an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a
can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from
people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at
home for home protection.. Thought this was interesting and might be of
use.

FROM ANOTHER SOURCE:
On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in
Toledo dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High
School . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet
spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than
mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if
someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, "spray the culprit
in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades. It's also
one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka
says look to the spray.

"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out."
Maybe even save a life.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your
Dr.'s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across.
Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your
house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set
off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or
the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch
coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put
your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you
probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go
off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until
your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key
fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car
alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are
the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds all the
neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and
sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your
keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the
same way there. This is something that should really be shared with
everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
Rwalker
 
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Excellent post.
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: Rwalker On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:12 pm

Thanks Sam. I thought the wasp spray was insteresting. All the times I have used it I never once thought how effective it would be blasted into someone's face.

I always answer knocks at the door and vehicles in my driveway armed. Yes, even if it is the UPS man or a Sears Delivery truck. You just never know. I once pulled into my driveway and a strange looking truck pulled right in behind us. I got out armed with my .45 in plain view and the man stuck his head out the window and asked if this was "insert name here's" house. He was a construction guy I think. At any rate I said no, and he backed out of my driveway so fast he left black marks. Something about an armed man with a big beard and covered in tattoos that tends to tell people this is the wrong place to f*ck around.
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:39 pm

Talk about a 45, years ago my dog was barking up a storm so I went to my door just as someone rang the bell. I turned on the outside light & it was a cop. He asked if I always answered the door with a gun to which I said mostly but always at night. He then asked if my dog always barked, I told him only when some A-hole sits out there in his car. He kind of just laughed & said I was right & I was doing the right thing. Turned out my neighbor had called about my dog barking & the next morning found out his lawn shed was robbed, if the cop wasn't so lazy & would have looked around a bit he might have caught them.
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:11 pm

We've known about the wasp spray thing for quite a few years now, as (wait till you hear this one ... :roll:) Massachusetts considers Mace, & pepper spray to be ... AMMUNITION . You just can't make this stuff up. :no1: So younger women who don't have a license to carry firearms cannot protect themselves, or they instantly become felons. :mad:

This is why I fear for my country so much. Our re-elected officials share this same mindset ... :|
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:34 am

SMITTY wrote:We've known about the wasp spray thing for quite a few years now, as (wait till you hear this one ... :roll:) Massachusetts considers Mace, & pepper spray to be ... AMMUNITION . You just can't make this stuff up. :no1: So younger women who don't have a license to carry firearms cannot protect themselves, or they instantly become felons. :mad:

This is why I fear for my country so much. Our re-elected officials share this same mindset ... :|



You definitely don't seem like the type to fit in in the country of Mass. I don't understand wasn't that the beginning of the revolution in Boston. Against taxing and rules set by the hierarchy. Then they go right back to accepting it.
Well I figure only a matter of time it will end up here as well. Hopefully it will be met with some kind of resistance.
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:54 am

Yeah I say that all the time. What has happened over the past 236 years is all the patriots moved out, and government policies have replaced them with deadbeats. Because of that, the state is run by deadbeats.

We've gone 360° around in a circle to become the very government our Founders fought so hard and sacrificed EVERYTHING to defeat. What a damn shame.
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:39 am

SMITTY wrote:We've known about the wasp spray thing for quite a few years now, as (wait till you hear this one ... :roll:) Massachusetts considers Mace, & pepper spray to be ... AMMUNITION . You just can't make this stuff up. :no1: So younger women who don't have a license to carry firearms cannot protect themselves, or they instantly become felons. :mad:

This is why I fear for my country so much. Our re-elected officials share this same mindset ... :|


It is amazing to me how things can be so different from state to state. And, how the laws are interpreted by those who enforce them is also amazing. Take for example in PA: most police officers would demand you not film them during a traffic stop or an incident. They would cite the PA wire tapping law and state is is illegal to record audio without consent of the officer. This is incorrect. In fact, it is completely LEGAL to video/audio tape a police officer in the course of his duties as long as you do not interfere with said duties. If you are detained for doing so, call a good lawyer and sit back and collect the $$$.

Many police officers will also respond to and attempt to harass and detain someone open carrying a firearm in PA. It isnt against the law for me to walk into any restaurant or store with my sidearm in plain view. They can question me all they want, but if they detain me, they will be paying a large lawsuit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQJ_FJ8zsQ
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:23 pm

Anybody know where to get a can of a purse sized wasp and hornet spray? Suggestions welcomed but it sounds like a business opportunity is out there waiting ;)
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: baddawg On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:53 pm

:nice: Thanks, good info.
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:02 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Anybody know where to get a can of a purse sized wasp and hornet spray? Suggestions welcomed but it sounds like a business opportunity is out there waiting ...

Yeah, but only in Massachusetts. This isn't exactly the most business friendly state in the Union either .... and when the state catches wind of it, they'll restrict that too. Nanny state at your DIS-service ... :roll:
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:25 pm

Great info. Never knew about the wasp spray either.

Thanks!
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:56 pm

Rwalker wrote:
SMITTY wrote:We've known about the wasp spray thing for quite a few years now, as (wait till you hear this one ... :roll:) Massachusetts considers Mace, & pepper spray to be ... AMMUNITION . You just can't make this stuff up. :no1: So younger women who don't have a license to carry firearms cannot protect themselves, or they instantly become felons. :mad:

This is why I fear for my country so much. Our re-elected officials share this same mindset ... :|


It is amazing to me how things can be so different from state to state. And, how the laws are interpreted by those who enforce them is also amazing. Take for example in PA: most police officers would demand you not film them during a traffic stop or an incident. They would cite the PA wire tapping law and state is is illegal to record audio without consent of the officer. This is incorrect. In fact, it is completely LEGAL to video/audio tape a police officer in the course of his duties as long as you do not interfere with said duties. If you are detained for doing so, call a good lawyer and sit back and collect the $$$.

Many police officers will also respond to and attempt to harass and detain someone open carrying a firearm in PA. It isnt against the law for me to walk into any restaurant or store with my sidearm in plain view. They can question me all they want, but if they detain me, they will be paying a large lawsuit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQJ_FJ8zsQ



Sweet... I hope somebody sent a letter to corporate praising the manager..
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: snuffy On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:54 pm

Best tips I had all year! Now I know what to do with a case of the wasp spray - spread the wealth!!

Thanks
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Re: Things your burglar wont tell you

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:36 am

I love this post, very good information. I always keep my doors locked when i'm not home or when i go to bed, I keep my blinds shut and my windows locked. I hate leaving my windows open, even if I leave for just a little. I have window air conditioners, and I have them screwed into the window frame :P. Only way to get them out is to unscrew them from the inside. Then I have pieces of board cut to prop the window in the close position, absolutely no way to get them out from the outside.

I live in a pretty safe area, not much goes on around here, but I still feel a lot safer with my gun next to my bed at night. One night I did hear something outside, and my dog heard it to, went and looked out the windows and didn't see anything. I had left a bag of trash sitting on the porch and some critter got into it that night, so that made me feel better knowing what the noise was.

We have three cats and a boston terrier, I keep insisting to my wife to get a big dog to leave home during the day :P. Intruders defiantly think twice if you have "beware of dog" signs everywhere and its backed up by a big down barking at the door/window. I don't care how about I wanted something out of a house if I was a burglar, I wouldn't enter a house with a dog like that!

Also since I have a finished basement, I keep most the valuable stuff down there, the big tvs, computer, laptops, things like that, so If a burglar looked in my house, he wouldn't' see much other than a 33" tv that isn't worth very much lol. My basement does have small windows into it, but that would have to be some skinny guy to get in that, and then he has a heck of a drop to the floor.
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