Ah, okay. A little context: Vandalism of any kind (i.e., toilet-papering a
house, up-rooting mailboxes, graffiti, etc.) has been held in this state to
be "criminal mischief during the nighttime and subjects the perpetrator to
the application of deadly force.
IMO,any time a person gets a restraining order against another person,they
should be able to get a "loaner" handgun from the police,maybe from the
confiscated guns they melt down or toss in the ocean.
(along with a temporary carry permit and the usual training.)
On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 20:04:35 +0000, Phisherman wrote:
Well, From all the posts I see everyone wants some type of revenge. So,
Here is exactly what you do.
I sit out with a hose and sprayer on. When they get into the yard you give
them a good soaking.
Of course, Now a days you have things like paint ball guns you can use.
If your not into that sort of thing then ask the police to park a car in
the area or patrol it heavily during this holiday.
Send the cleanup bill to the parents of whoever you or the police catch.
If you can get them, rig a 9v. battery to some steel wool and a M80 or
agricultural firecrackers you can get at gun shows. A small trip wire
causes the battery to tip, make contact, ignite the fuse, and a loud pop
usually gets the attention of everyone within a block. May even get a call
in of shots fired by a paranoid neighbor.
Vandals are opportunists, and avoid known resistors.
Black 1/8" parachute cord hung in strategic places has always been a
favorite of mine. About twelve to eighteen inches above the ground, and
fixed to two immovable objects on both ends. Or tied to stands of pipes or
barrels in such an order as to cause noise and pain. Of course, done on
private property. YOURS. It works wonders when camping and having people
cut through your camp site. Plausible deniability there.
their face plant. Trip wires that just make noise as the cord breaks are
one thing- trip wires (or neck wires) that cause injury are likely to
involve civil and criminal liability. Yes, even on private property, if
not in an enclosed area. Law and case law recognizes that LITTLE kids,
livestock, etc, wander at times and have to be retrieved, and that
others (say, a cop chasing the kid vandalizing a neighbor's house) may
be injured by your booby traps. If you want a perimeter wire, I
recommend fishing line attached to tin cans full of ball bearings,
balanced on a rock. It'll make a racket, but nobody will get hurt. And
it is a lot cheaper than parachute cord.
(In the apartments I used to live in, I had to make a double 18" tall
fence of twine, too wide to step through or across, to keep the damn
ducks from coming on to my porch to steal birdseed. I didn't care about
the birdseed, but when ducks eat, they also shit.)
I notice there are quite a few responses here to the question of "Teenagers
Seems to be a lot of "first hand" knowledge here about this topic! Note that
I was a "perfect" angel and never would have done such a thing :-)
Wow. TP'ing trees is one thing but graffiti is quite another. Your
local gendarme needs to be patrolling more. You and your neighbors may
want to 'talk' to the authorities. Or patrol it yourself for a time.
This kind of thing rarely goes on for long, especially once the brats
know they're being watched.
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