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Posted: 11/4/2003 5:11:48 AM EDT
I live in a nice quiet neighborhood,its just one dead end street and I'm in the end of the culdisac.Sunday night at around 1930 two young white males approximately 18 years old knocked at my door,we had company so I opened the door,went out on the porch and talked to the two guys.They explained that they moved into the next neighborhood over about a week ago,had no car,jobs and were not going to school at this time and were interested in finding other kids around their age to hang out with.I told them that in this area there is just not much to do on a Sunday night and that there were some kids their age on down the road.Since then I've seen them hanging out in peoples driveways while they were away and lurking in backyards at night.There are many holes in their story and houses around here rent pretty high.I'm not sure if they are good kids just down on their luck and reaching out or if they are targeting my neighborhood.All indications are that they are casing the houses during the day and probing at night.I hate to bring heat down on them for suspicion if they just need help but I'd also hate to see one of my neighbors harmed either.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 5:34:36 AM EDT
Bring the heat down on them! Chances are theyre up to ne good.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 5:54:37 AM EDT
You should reach out to them. Offer to give them a ride. Straight down to the local Army recruiting office!
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 6:06:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Faction:
You should reach out to them. Offer to give them a ride. Straight down to the local Army recruiting office!


Red, why in the hell did they ban you on the other board when you have a sense of humor like that????

Great response!

Link Posted: 11/4/2003 6:07:46 AM EDT

Seriously, I would contact your local police department and have it checked out.

You never know, they may be casing everything in the neighborhood.

Link Posted: 11/4/2003 6:33:24 AM EDT
Next time answer the door like this....

Link Posted: 11/4/2003 6:46:10 AM EDT
and then tell them...WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 7:16:44 AM EDT

Link Posted: 11/4/2003 7:34:14 AM EDT
IF you're not sure whether they are suspicious enough, at least take their pictures, while their wandering around the neighborhood. Then you'll have something to give the cops if breakins happen.

Also, I'd ask the neighbors who's yards they were in if they met them, and knew they were in their yard.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 9:21:52 AM EDT
What neighborhood do you live in? Sounds like you are ripe for the pickin'.

Seriously, just leave your place unlocked at night and have someone drive off in your vehicle. Wait inside with your cell phone so you can call the police after they enter.
Then you can personally ask them their intentions.

It might take a week or two to get their response.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 9:43:39 AM EDT
I agree w/ krinkfreak, contact your local PD ASAP. They will most likely send out an officer to talk with the two punks.

The Kollector
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 10:00:12 AM EDT
Johno; I've got family in Cleveland area. Don't take any chances with kids like that. Call the locals.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 10:21:51 AM EDT
Thats right go and snitch on them...
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 11:02:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 11:09:20 AM EDT
Yep, I agree with Campy...they are casing your neighborhood. Contact the local police, if they are truly new neighbors then they'll appreciate the fact that an active roll is taken in keeping the neighborhood safe.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 12:17:29 PM EDT
When it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, Etc. Etc. You know the rest. Trust your instincts. Call the local police, before you or your neighbors are victims.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 12:22:32 PM EDT
These guys sound like punks looking for trouble.
Trust your instincts.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 12:43:16 PM EDT
Your neighborhood is being cased my friend. Did you find out where they live? What their phone number is? Next time you see them ask for an address. Sounds like they're out to rip somebody off and recruit new homies.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 12:51:56 PM EDT
Time for you to start cleaning your guns on the front porch. Message delivered, with a point.

Link Posted: 11/4/2003 1:09:02 PM EDT
Some new developments,these Guys have also been hanging out at one of the school bus stops.I went to the local PD on this one today,I'm to call it in the next time these Guys are spotted.I'll keep you posted on further developments.A few years back I would'nt have hesitated about reporting something like this but everytime I look at my little 4 year old Son,I worry about what would happen to him if something ever happened to me.I can only hope that if he was 18 and stranded somewhere that someone would help him out.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 1:31:22 PM EDT
Sounds like they could be dope dealers, going to the PD was the right thing to do, keep us posted.

The Kollector
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 5:25:56 PM EDT
how to handle them? with the help of the good Lord and a Remington 870!
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 5:40:24 PM EDT
Thanks for the update John, keep us posted.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 5:47:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metalhead:
how to handle them? with the help of the good Lord and a Remington 870!

funny you should say that,my Ithica M37 has been oiled and re-loaded.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 6:50:03 PM EDT
Rem 870, Ithaca 37,.....

...I am partial to my 18"bbl 1897 Winchester
Circa 1946, U.S. Marked and everything.
Very close the the one in the movie "Bullitt"

I especially like the way you can empty it
by holding the trigger down and pumping away...

Keep us posted!


Link Posted: 11/5/2003 12:53:41 PM EDT
Last night at 2330 I went outside to investigate some sounds,yes the Ithica went with me,as I made it about half way around the house I heard heavy footfalls moving rapidly in the opposite direction.All was quiet the rest of the night.Today I spotted two of the Guys hanging around the sign at the beginning of the street,I reported it but have not heard any news as of yet.
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 12:59:57 PM EDT
They are going to start hitting houses and cars in your hood any day now. Expect your house to be on the list since the reconned it.
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 1:04:22 PM EDT
I work a strange swing shift but I've still got a couple days left to get them before I have to go back to work.
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 2:12:11 PM EDT
The Police made contact and everything checked out OK,at least now they know they are being watched and will more than likely move their operation to another neighborhood.
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 2:26:49 PM EDT
When you say they checked out, do they actually live in your neighborhood?
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 4:51:03 PM EDT
No,it was verified that they live in the next neighborhood.I'm not satisfied but apparently it was enough to satisfy the police.The good thing is that the neighbors are aware of these Guys and they know they are being watched.
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