people nationwide looking for abandoned pipes trying to unscrew caps.
one may gas them or shoot them with compressed gasses or water:)
clue hide your house key at the neighbors, they can do the same.
anyone finding the key wouldnt be able to get in:)
On Mon, 27 Nov 2006 03:11:45 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller)
The favorite window is one on a slider or one next to the swimming
pool. That one will be tempered and a spring loaded center punch will
turn it into a bushel of corn, fairly quietly. No shards of glass to
get cut on. If they are nervous they might break the window with a BB
gun, wait a while to see if anyone noticed, then go in.
My kitchen-> garage door has a deadbolt. To bolt the overhead door, I have
to turn the outside handle, but then the electric opener has a fit, because
they aren't interconnected (usually they disable the manual lock, but this
install was a DIY by previous owner.) Yeah, in theory I could lock myself
out. I have a BIG back yard- I probably oughta stash a rust-proof key out
there somewhere, in one of the nooks and crannies in the shed or something.
But since I always arrive by car, the same keyring that started the car has
a house key on it. And nobody else ever drives me home....
Funny one day I fpound the neighbors kids running thru our home, they
came in thru the doggie door:(
I wasnt mad but sent them home telling them to ask mom and dad why this
was a bad idea...
the parents called I was just concerned for their safety, with 4 dogs
they could do little damage here
To avoid this scenario DON'T hide your key outdoors or buy a fake rock
- these are not secure options - someone could see you accessing your
hiding place or rock, or a squirrel could steal your shiny keys. Buy a
combination-lock keybox, just like realtors use. Think about it!
Keyboxes lock securely to a door handle where they remain out of the
way and ready to come to the rescue should you ever be locked out. Any
hardware store sells 'em. Secret spot for your key - humbug! Spend
$25 on a keybox with a 4 digit combo. (You can change the combo as
often as you like. Don't use your house address for the combo!) If you
don't want to lose your house key from your pants pocket at work, keep
it in a keybox on your front door handle.
Having said this, I can tell you that a keybox is no match for a
sledgehammer and a concrete surface - I busted one open in one blow, no
problem (but I was lucky to keep the contents intact!) If a keybox box
is locked to your door handle, it'd be easier for a highly determined
and brazen criminal to use a sledgehammer on your front door lock
itself. But mostly only the police do that sort of thing. How's that
Or put a key on the collar of your crazy huge dog, but make it a fake
key to a fake door on your neighbor's house, which is full of fake
neighbors that are actually crazy huge dogs with snakes on their
collars(some can have fake snakes) and then just unload at the whole
mess of 'em, dude.
Whoever suggested booby trapping something with explosives is a
foolish, childish, inhumane and uncivilized vigilante dipshit. "Sorry,
son, I meant to gore the hands and face of some other drug-addicted
thief. How're those painkillers treating you now?" Deadbolt and
keybox. There is little more to discuss, if one wishes to discuss
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