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Old 11-04-2017, 05:22 PM   #21
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I was thinking about a lock cover like one of these
suppose to make it hard to get bolt cutters in to cut

but, maybe they would just smash the door then?

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Old 11-04-2017, 06:39 PM   #22
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Iíve been thinking of getting one of these for my rear door.


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Saw a trailer at the dealership with the whole side torn off. Thieves had hooked up a chain to the door hardware and peeled it open with their truck.
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Saw a trailer at the dealership with the whole side torn off. Thieves had hooked up a chain to the door hardware and peeled it open with their truck.
Wow! Well at least it would be obvious what they are trying to do. And it would take a little more effort. But still! I'm surprised they didn't just tip it over pulling it....

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We locked ourselves out of our trailer once and took the screws out of the hinges to get inside. Only took a few seconds.
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I hate thieves with a passion. They will do anything to avoid an honest day's work. I consider them something less than human. I had my home broken into in broad daylight, they just stuck a crowbar into the door and popped it open, 5k in damage and missing property. With fingerprints left behind to no avail.

It should be legal to shoot anyone caught breaking into your property.
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They will get in no matter what you do. Tear the door off, cut a hole in the side with a recip saw, there are plenty of ways. You'll be making it less likely by upgrading the locking, but not impossible.
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I hate thieves with a passion. They will do anything to avoid an honest day's work. I consider them something less than human. I had my home broken into in broad daylight, they just stuck a crowbar into the door and popped it open, 5k in damage and missing property. With fingerprints left behind to no avail.

It should be legal to shoot anyone caught breaking into your property.
Most place if you catch them inside your house it is. Castle Doctrine.
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Most place if you catch them inside your house it is. Castle Doctrine.
Inside the house is good to go in all 50 states. I don't believe that's the castle doctrine though. In a few states you can defend your property outside, Texas I think is one. Needs to be universal.
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https://www.southuniversity.edu/whow...to-state-46514

The laws differ from state to state, and what may be considered self defense in one state, might be grounds for a murder or manslaughter indictment in another.
Strong Castle Doctrine

Today most states have some kind of castle law. The stronger laws do not require homeowners to attempt to retreat before using force to protect their domicile, and there are a select few states that have very strong stand-your-ground laws allowing citizens to use force in their car or at work without first trying to retreat.

States like Texas allow citizens protecting their homes, car, or place of business or employment to use force Ė including lethal force Ė when an intruder has unlawfully entered or is attempting to enter using force; is attempting to remove someone from the home, car, or workplace by force; or is attempting to commit a crime such as rape, murder, or robbery. An attempt to retreat is not required before a citizen is justified in using force against the invasive party in Texas.

The state of Florida has such a strong Castle Doctrine that the dwelling being protected does not need to have a roof; can be mobile or immobile; and can be as temporary as a tent.

Other states with strong Castle Doctrine and stand-your-ground laws include: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington.
Softer Castle Laws

Not all states give citizens as much leeway in protecting their personal property. States like California allow citizens to protect their homes with deadly force if they feel that they or another person are in physical danger, but does not extend to theft, and it only protects residents in their home, and not in cars or at work.

In New York you cannot use deadly force if you know with certainty that you can avoid an intruder by retreating. You can use deadly force if you are not the initial aggressor in an altercation within your home.

Other states with limited, little, or no castle law or case law giving citizens the rights to protect their homes using force include: Idaho, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.
Go Ahead, Make My Day Law

In addition to protecting citizens from criminal responsibility, many states, such as Texas, protect citizens against civil action being taken against them after they have used force to protect themselves or others in their home, automobile, or workplace.

As a homeowner and/or resident in the United States, itís important to know the law in your state. So educate yourself.

As a criminal the only real question to ask yourself if you are a considering breaking into an unsuspecting victimís home is, ďDo I feel lucky?Ē Well do ya, Punk?
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Check pawn shops, a few hours away.

The local pawn shops will hold stuff for 30 days and report the items and serial numbers to the police. Sometimes those departments will send that info to the surrounding police departments. Sometimes they don't. Even if they do, that doesn't mean there is an officer to look it over. Sometimes they just stick it in a file cabinet. Or throw it away. Also, all towns don't don't require pawn shops to submit a list.

Go to all of the pawn shops around. Tell them about it and give as much information as possible, on the tools. Pawn shops don't want stolen merchandise. They will help out. Of course they will tell the person they don't want it and let them leave the store, without a description, but anything could help.

I hope you can get things back on track.

On a positive note, I do know a contractor that had several tools stolen. He replaced them. 6 months later the police caught the guy and returned the tools. Now he has 2 of everything.
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leaving a trailer or truck full of tools at a jobsite is just a bad idea. i could never do it.
heck, i've had thiefs steal from my truck, while i was ON the jobsite.
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One of my earliest gigs was interior trim on apartments. I carried my nailguns in 5 gal bucket. Working the 3rd floor, I hauled em out to the truck and set em on the tailgate while I went back for the compressor. Came back to truck with compressor and bucket of nailguns was GONE!

This was my first introduction to the fact that there are Azzholes in the world that steal. this was 25 yrs ago and I was green as could be. Still pisses me off to this day. If it ain't mine, I don't touch it. Why can't others accept that as a code to live by?
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One of my earliest gigs was interior trim on apartments. I carried my nailguns in 5 gal bucket. Working the 3rd floor, I hauled em out to the truck and set em on the tailgate while I went back for the compressor. Came back to truck with compressor and bucket of nailguns was GONE!

This was my first introduction to the fact that there are Azzholes in the world that steal. this was 25 yrs ago and I was green as could be. Still pisses me off to this day. If it ain't mine, I don't touch it. Why can't others accept that as a code to live by?
Similar story. We were doing volunteer work on my church years ago. The guys took a load of tools to the truck and set them by the truck/trailer and went back for another load. They came back with the second load and the first load was gone. Huge parking lot off of the beaten path. Craziness.
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leaving a trailer or truck full of tools at a jobsite is just a bad idea. i could never do it.

heck, i've had thiefs steal from my truck, while i was ON the jobsite.


Ha thatís nothing

I know a carpenter that renovating a second story with the only access through the front door where they were sitting taking lunch and someone climbed the tree to get to their tools through the window.

Another guy I know was up on the second story and saw a bunch of guys digging through his van parked in the alley parking, he went down there and saw them walking down the alley with his stuff and attempted to stop down and they turned, looked At him and said what are you gonna do about it? 4 to 1....common and get your tools

Iím sorry but anytime you leave your tools in a trailer on the job itís inevitably going to get broken into at some point


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Ha thatís nothing

I know a carpenter that renovating a second story with the only access through the front door where they were sitting taking lunch and someone climbed the tree to get to their tools through the window.

Another guy I know was up on the second story and saw a bunch of guys digging through his van parked in the alley parking, he went down there and saw them walking down the alley with his stuff and attempted to stop down and they turned, looked At him and said what are you gonna do about it? 4 to 1....common and get your tools

Iím sorry but anytime you leave your tools in a trailer on the job itís inevitably going to get broken into at some point
Pepper spray and a handgun would have changed the dynamics of that situation. They might not have thought you'd shoot them but OC spray would have disabled them and the gun to buy the time to do it.
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Pepper spray and a handgun would have changed the dynamics of that situation. They might not have thought you'd shoot them but OC spray would have disabled them and the gun to buy the time to do it.


Not if they were armed as well then itís a Wild West shootout where someone is going to lose bigly over a few tools. Not worth it IMO

Besides if you pull a gun to some guys walking away what are you going to do? Shoot them? Thatís considered manslaughter so thatís no good either.


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