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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sellotape on the Door Lock...

How weird is this? I got home last night and the Yale lock on my front door had a piece of sellotape over it. Clear sellotape. That's odd, I thought.

Now this got me thinking. Why would somebody do that? Local kids mucking about? Well, no. I'd have thought they'd do something a bit more 'out there' than tape over a door lock.

Then at 5am this morning it occurred to me. That's exactly what a burglar would do if they were 'casing the joint'. Put a piece of sellotape over a lock and if it's still there a day or so later then the people who lived there must be away.

So at 5am I was bolt upright in bed thinking, "Shit! We're going to be burgled!"

Me being me, I couldn't get back to sleep afterwards so I got up.

So now I'm sort of in two minds. Should I just ignore it or should I perhaps let neighbourhood watch or the local constabulary know? Or am I just being paranoid?

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  1. Anonymous9:05 am

    let the neighbours know - let the neighbourhood watch know and then leave it there. the police wont do anything but neighbourhood watch will be keen to know.

    And well done - this is not paranoia. You are ingenius. It's like something from a kids detective story. You are the living embodiment of a famous five story.

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    dont forget to update us tomorrow and i just think it's amazing that you even know your neighbourhood has a neighbourhood watch

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  5. There are signs up on loads of the lamp posts round here advertising the neighbourhood watch. I called them earlier and told them my story.

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  6. Anonymous2:29 pm

    Well - clearly as you have removed the tape - they now know you are NOT away so you're safe...for now!

    Just make sure you get an alarm or something if you DO go away!

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  7. Anonymous2:30 am

    Get a roweiller, they may have knives

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  8. Anonymous3:18 pm

    Exactly the same thing has just happened to me. I went through the same thought process too, from neighbourhood kids pranking me, deciding they'd do far worse, to realising it's likely to be a burglar. I thought I'd google the problem and found your post. Hmm, no what?

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  9. Well, I think if you've removed the tape you're probably OK. They'll know that you're not away.

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