Wazoo Posted August 29, 2007 Share Posted August 29, 2007 kid running with flashlight down a city street at about 0200 ... a ploice car pulls up to the next intersection .. the kid stops, does a 180, and starts running faster on that new direction .. polica car turns that way .. the kid jumps a fence and tries to run around a house, only to trip over some flower-garden ornamental fencing. Based on that activity, a few other police cars were contacted, area surrounded, and kid taken into custody. og course, the kid's story was that he was "not doing anything" .... side issue, I received a phone call from the owners of the place that I have way too much crap in storage, Left a four-bedroom two story house with a two-car garage and am now living in a <800 sqaure-foot house .. not even space to pit up a table & chairs for the normal meal-eating experience .... Anyway, motion sensors had been shot out, assumedly with a BB-gun or sling-shot, fence had a large hole cut through it ... ecidence shows that about 20 storage units were attempted, only four were successgilly broken into ... two units were empty, one was an electrical contractor's unit with thousands of dollars worth of tools and hardware, nothing touched ... however, one of my units was opened. In these days of iPhones, iPods, MP3s, video games with realism galore, there's a bunch of folks scratching their heads .... 8-track tapes, 3 cases of 24 each were taken .... at least three plactic 'boxes' that held approximately 80 vinyl 33-1/3 albums are gone ... found near the opening in the fence were two boxes full of my old AFX Aurora HO-scale slot-car tracks, cars, and accessories ... I had two stacks of boxes that I used to have to move to get to boxes sitting on some metal bookshelves, and now there's clear floor-space in front of those metal shelves (no idea what was in the missing stacks, it's only been 11 years since they were placed there, and my only real recollection was having to move them at this point) .. even stranger than that, a dining room wooden chair is sitting there, but the actual seat is missing ...???? Situation now it seems is that the police hace some of the stuff (at least one case of 8-tracks) .. trying to pull off fingerprints in hopes that this time they can actually get the direct evidence needed to actually charge and convict this kid (and assumedly his cohorts) .... Trying to work out the karma thing ..... I'm providing health/home care for several folks in the area, mow lawns for several folks in the area, all the computer work done for what ends up being no-charge, am currently working on moving the washer/dryer from the basement to the main floor of the folks' house, as neither one can easily negotiate the stairs anymore, and the load-carrying part of that exercise doesn't fit in with Mom's current back problems. On and on, but again, trying to work out just what the 'system' is that somehow directed some idiot kids to go to that much effort to get their hands on my 'ancient' crap ...???? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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