Last April, someone went and broke into my garden shed, runningaway
with a few choice
items. We added a second lock to the door after that episode, thought
that putting it high on the door would make it more difficult to pry
The SOBs were back on the weekend, or at least someone was. On the way
out Sunday morning we discovered that some cretin had ripped off the
parts of the door that the locks were attached to in order to get a
peek into our shed. Fortunately they didn't happen to see anything that
they liked that much, nothing seems to be missing (having taken the
more valuable bits last year). Most valuable thing in there these days
is probably the electric lawn mower, and not much of a market for those
this time of year, at least not in Atlantic Canada.
Question is, what the heck can we DO? The police recommended that when
we put the locks back on, we install them with bolts that go right
through the door to make them more difficult to rip off. While that
might make it more difficult, I think that bolting the locks on will
probably result in someone just plain removing the door next time.
The shed is out in the open, in plain view from the street; a rather
bold move to walk right through my front yard and break in, even at
night. Security lights might help, but there's already a bus stop and a
street light right there. There just doesn't seem to be a deterrent.
Does anyone have any advice? I'm highly tempted to booby trap it
somehow, have something rigged up to spray the buggers with a
combination of skunk scent and glitter when they try to break in. Of
course that would be violating the rights of some poor innocent
criminal, and I'd probably find myself in hot water over that.