Tag: Theft

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I’m 4 chapters into (about a quarter of the way through) Dinesh’s new book, which has the longest subtitle I’ve read in a long time: Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party . This is the most sobering view of leftism I’ve found since W. […]

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I’ve been talking with someone who manages cybersecurity operations. He tells me one of the most effective security measures for consumer and employee PCs is also the simplest. If you’re just browsing the internet or using common programs, log into a user account without Administrator privileges, such as a Guest account. Whatever authorities your active […]

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The Mean Pettiness Of Theft

 

DSC02416I own a travel trailer and use it to take my family on vacations. It is a great way to see the nation while still taking your home with you, it avoids hotels, and it lets you spend your nights in some absolutely gorgeous areas. Only hiking and tent camping will get you further into the wilderness. The downside to the trailer, though, is storing it when it is not in use. I rent a spot at a local storage lot. Last night that lot was raided by a team of thieves.

We got the call this afternoon from the lot manager, telling us that we needed to get down and patch things up, take an inventory, and file a police report on what was stolen. There were around 30 RVs on the lot, and nearly every one had been raided. The thieves moved quickly, smashing the window on the door, slashing the screen within, then letting themselves in. They only stole what they thought they could fence, so they left the sheets and towels, the crock pot, the iron skillet, and (strangely enough) the septic hose fittings. They tried to bust into a side compartment where I keep the hitch ball and tools, but must have deemed it a waste of time (and scrap metal dealers operate under massive scrutiny here).

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The Caretaker in the Rye

 

Old-Farm-Pure-Rye_2520682bIt was the perfect crime.

John Saunders was the live-in caretaker at a western Pennsylvania mansion turned bed and breakfast. The handyman was hired to maintain the Georgian-style estate, originally built by coal magnate and whiskey aficionado J.P. Brennan.

The home’s current owner, New York model Patricia Hill, was elated to discover 100 bottles of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey hidden under a staircase. The ultra-rare hootch dates from 1912 and was valued at $200,000. Little did Hill know that her caretaker also was a whiskey aficionado.