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    I enjoy watching this program. I have used some of their ideas to. Did anyone see the episode where the former thief gets "busted" by the cops?
    Apparently, they notified the authorities that they were filming in the area, but failed to be specific about the location. A neighbor saw what was happening and called the police. The police responded code 3 and blocked the guy in the driveway just as he was leaving. The police pushed him up against the vehicle he was "stealing" and stepped on his foot. He looked a little shaken up after his producer and the homeowner came to his rescue.
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    I've watched a few episodes and those guys really mess up peoples homes. Gives you a real look into the way criminals see other peoples property. I get a chuckle out of the guy who always steals the remote controls to the TVs and stereos even when he dosn't plan on stealing the electronics the remotes control. It's amazing how much they can steal in a matter of seconds while you are not home.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by EMTGuard
      I've watched a few episodes and those guys really mess up peoples homes. Gives you a real look into the way criminals see other peoples property. I get a chuckle out of the guy who always steals the remote controls to the TVs and stereos even when he dosn't plan on stealing the electronics the remotes control. It's amazing how much they can steal in a matter of seconds while you are not home.
      The thief is usually done within about 10 minutes. Let's assume it takes a neighbor 5 minutes to notice something strange and decide to call the police. Another 2 minutes to dispatch officers and that leaves 3 minutes for the police to arrive on scene. The police get so many false alarms that they usually don't respond with lights and siren. Chances are the bad guy is long gone by the time they get there.
      Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mr. Security
        The thief is usually done within about 10 minutes. Let's assume it takes a neighbor 5 minutes to notice something strange and decide to call the police. Another 2 minutes to dispatch officers and that leaves 3 minutes for the police to arrive on scene. The police get so many false alarms that they usually don't respond with lights and siren. Chances are the bad guy is long gone by the time they get there.
        Police won't respond with lights and sirens, anyway, most times. They know that the offender is usually gone, and there's no real reason to risk their lives and the lives of the motoring public over some person's TV.
        Some Kind of Commando Leader

        "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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        • #5
          Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
          Police won't respond with lights and sirens, anyway, most times. They know that the offender is usually gone, and there's no real reason to risk their lives and the lives of the motoring public over some person's TV.
          And sirens/lights/parking on that block will scare the offender away anyhow, should he still be there, thus negating any chance (usually) of nabbing him/her/it in the act.

          The police pushed him up against the vehicle he was "stealing" and stepped on his foot.
          Wow...If I responded to a burg in progress call and had the suspect trapped in the driveway, he'd also have had a dull black Glock pointed in his face, just before being proned out.

          Maybe I need to start watching TV again...
          Last edited by OccamsRazor; 02-11-2006, 11:40 PM.

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          • #6
            Strike that last comment...I just turned on the TV, and saw COPS was on.

            The TV is now off.

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            • #7
              Most officers I know don't use their lights or siren EVER. First of all, they don't want to alert whoever they are after that they are coming. Second, nobody moves out of the way even with blue lights and a siren coming up behind them! They move over much quicker with no lights because they see a cruiser flying up behind them they think they are getting stopped and move over!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wilrobnson
                Strike that last comment...I just turned on the TV, and saw COPS was on.

                The TV is now off.
                I used to call COPS "Parade of the Stupid People."
                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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