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Old June 29, 2008, 01:48 AM   #26
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Anything could be a diversion or a trap. If you're convinced it has two feet, do the bunker down thing and watch all the exits. Why would you go outside? Leave the inside vulnerable while you go on a fly hunt?
What I want, is for every greasy, grimy tramp to arm himself with a knife or a gun, and stationing themselves at the doorways of the rich, shoot or stab them as they come out.
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Old June 29, 2008, 12:21 PM   #27
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Whenever I set up a house for a client, I installed motion sensor lights in every room, hallway, stairwell except the master bedroom. That works quite well and makes intruders very nervous. I put led's on each one, so I could tell if one had been turned off/unplugged. Occassionaly, I would bridge a ding-dong on certain ones.

The hallway one worked fine until the cat learned to turn it on when he came in at night.

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Old June 29, 2008, 03:35 PM   #28
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Anyway, I think I've got enough to work with here. I particularly like the mirror advice and have a spare I could hang down there. Thanks, all.
That McGiver-ish trick will get you killed. Don't try to clear a house unless you've been trained in it. Bunker down. If the noise is repeated or you feel confident there is an intruder, call the cops and wait.
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Old July 14, 2008, 01:06 AM   #29
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I just finished reading a Dean Koontz book "The Good Guy" and here is what the 2 good guys do - they throw decorative pillows up the stairway! It should work in reverse just as well.

Now before you say anything these 2 guys are ex Marines and one is a PO so that MUST be the correct action.

I won't tell you what happened so as not to spoil the book for you.

BTW, they stocked up with three pillows because a smart bad guy might not fall for the pillow toss on the first try but by the third one he just can't resist - Dean must get this theory from the Roger Rabbit movie where the old shave and a haircut bit always draws the rabbit out!

Dean is getting better tho - his last couple novels featured Kahr pistols no more Korths.
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Old July 14, 2008, 11:18 AM   #30
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Next time go downstairs wearing only your underwear and carrying a laundry basket with your gun hidden in it. If the skivvies don't scare them off, surprise them with your gun.
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