Saturday I worked on my yard again all day long to do hurricane cleanup. I was in the back yard for 2 hours raking branches and debris, & came to the front to get water. Some antifa-looking guy with long hair to his shoulders came in my driveway to approach me. I said what are you selling, cuz I am not interested. He said nothing, he just wanted "my opinion" & I said sounds like solar panels (heard it 100 times). I asked him to go, and he wanted to argue. Just then a police officer pulled up to my driveway, and forced Mr. asswipe to talk and then leave my home.
Turns out a neighbor called about him & his band of scruffy cronies, to say they were scoping the neighborhood to loot & rob. The guy tried to lie & say he lived there, & I said no way, he does not live here. He finally left, & the police followed him to his scruffy straggly friends, & escorted them out of the neighborhood.
So the local police did that for the first time., ever Normally, we are sitting targets.
In our area there was a contractor's pickup circling around. They had those slap-on magnetic decals that said something like "disaster relief". Our neighbor hood watch captain stopped them, and found out they were from Alabama. They couldn't name who they were there for. We had a hail storm in April, and nearly every house has material sitting outside waiting on roofers or siders. These guys had all kinds of siding in their truck.
casing the houses to scam and/or steal
maybe need to call police and report it
TY so very much, I appreciate that.
Literally need a covering over part of my roof around the chimney, lol.
Get security cams - then, when you come out with your shot gun over your arm, and calmly ask them to leave, and they refuse - its all recorded.
Swaan and REO are inexpensive and have apps that allow you to moniter them with your phone.
We have them hardeired (more secure) covering all the property and corral.
I have a wifi one in the chicken coop... because, well, chickens are fun to watch 😁
I have cameras for outside. It all happened quickly. I did not even have my phone because I had no pockets. I am still so surprised that the police pulled up right when I needed them. That has NEVER happened before in my life. They handled it really professionally. I was grateful. I still don't know which neighbor called them, but I will find out and thank them profusely.
It just so happened I was home alone and none of my neighbors were outside.
Police were a godsend.
I am so grateful.
you get what you pay for when it comes to cctv cameras and picture quality. weather conditions come into play so if you can hardwire them go for it
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