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Old 12-30-2017, 12:26 AM   #21
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Yeah, we get the same response here about camera footage from the cops now. But quite a few years back I had some chit stolen and a buddy spotted it at the local college of all places and called me up. I called the cop on the case and he called the college cops and they called the judge and then the county sheriff got involved and by the time they showed up with the warrant there were eight cops including a statey for good measure. Kid fessed up to all of it and ratted out his buddies with that many cops crowding his dorm room. Got most of my stuff back and then for a couple years I got a monthly check for restitution to cover lost work!
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:19 AM   #22
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Alot of the larger general contractors use camera systems that are fully exposed for two reasons. 1) it let's people know they are being watched and therefore helps to deter and 2) you don't get into any issues where legally people didn't know they were being recorded.

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Old 12-30-2017, 06:31 AM   #23
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April 15 2009 I had a little over $12,000 of scaffolds, walk boards. braces , side arms, and mud pans stolen off the job.

The local Sheriffs dept in that county (Stokes co NC) didnt ever seem to interested in finding the people who did it

Within 4 days I found out who did it, I called the investigator and he simply told me to leave it alone

The next day I found out where my stuff was, I called the investigator and told him to have a deputy there, that I was on my way to get my stuff...

He told me "Mr Hooker, if you go down there and load that stuff up and pull out in the road, we will have to arrest you"
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The crack head who stole my stuff was a pivot man for the sheriffs dept. They were in the middle of a three year drug investigation and they werent going to pluck him out over my stuff...I get it but...

I told them to go ahead and leave him alone, I didnt care, but I wanted my stuff back.

....the real kicker was the crack head...that bastard is a brick mason too
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^^^ and hes still using my stuff
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Everything I own is marked, the investigators reason for not letting me have my stuff back was, although everything was marked, scaffolds and walk boards are stamped with 'product#' not serial #.
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cameras wont help you in Hick Town
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:07 AM   #24
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Jesus H. - this is the reality folks.
Yeah, sorry for the rant, lol, the further down memory lane I went, the madder I got.

There is a much longer story that goes along with this but I wont drag yall through all of that.

And ...I will invest in some cameras, Ive got a pretty big job coming up, and its right on side of the road out in the boon docks, but when my stuff got stolen Rosco, Enus, and the Boss werent going to help me even if I had cameras.
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Nowadays it's better to deal with thieves on a personal level, most police depts. don't do squat about getting your stuff back. Most bad guys aren't going to call the cops on you for coming after your stuff. Give 'em a good beat down if the situation is right, they'll remember that more than a night in jail which about all they will get from the cops if caught.
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:50 PM   #26
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In ONTARIO, Canada,by law you must clearly post warnings of surveillance video AND you must insure they cover ONLY the property you are responsible for. I find night shots from my own (pretty expensive) trail came a little unsatisfying. On the other hand there has been zero damage or theft since the signs went up! I leave the cam obviously in sight and out of reach. So far, I do think it is the signage that is protecting me!


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