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Old 07-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #21
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The default behavoir is for the retailer (or financial institution) to treat you like a crook until proven otherwise.
The tough thing for the retailer is that a good number are crooks.
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I got some employment tips while I was there, FD. Pssst...push up bra.
....this thread is USELESS without pictures.
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Wow. Wal-mart has video tapes of what people buy?
Home Depot will use their video archives to correlate their electronic record of "your" transaction with the person who's actually using your credit card or gift card.

The police find it useful for gathering evidence. The crooks even know to keep their faces turned away or hidden under hats, hair, etc.
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....this thread is USELESS without pictures.
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I got some employment tips while I was there, FD. Pssst...push up bra.
Never thought of that. It would certainly make me "stand out" in a crowded field of applicants...
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While I'm not averse to shopping at Walmart like some, the store is not a pleasant place to shop. The one we used to frequent was in an upscale Orange County (CA) neighborhood. The store is disheveled, I can't find anything and the associates don't seem to be very helpful or astute. A couple of the employees would seem to fall under the barely employable category. Target seems nicer or at least has convinced me it's nicer.
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I live a couple of miles away from a new Walmart. I also signed up for an email service from our Police Dept. to receive an email every time there is a crime within a two mile radius of my home. Now I know how they catch all of those shoplifters....I get lots of emails regarding shoplifting at Walmart...lots.
That's sounds like a great activity for the "what to do in RE" list! I mean reviewing the emails, not shoplifting. Could you paraphrase some sample scenarios? Lots of inquiring minds here.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:27 PM   #28
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Our Police Dept. is set up to use this site:

Crime Mapping - Welcome!

So, if your city is listed you can keep an eye on what is happening in your area. Here is a few recent ones from my area. I've removed the addresses and the date the report was filed.

I appear to live in a very tame area, and I am really glad.

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VANDALISM HOME EGG'D
THEFT/LARCENY PR'S OBSVD TO CONCEAL ITEMS IN THEIR PURSES & ATTEMPT TO LEAVE CLOTHING, MISC, CONSUMABLE
VANDALISM BENCH PORTION OF GRAVE SITE RMVD/ANGEL BROKEN
THEFT/LARCENY B/M IN GRN 4-DR CAR NE PLATES PUMPED GAS/LEFT W/O PAYING 7.593 GALS GAS
THEFT/LARCENY CONCEALED IN PANTS POCKET/LEFT W/O PAYING 2 DVDS
THEFT/LARCENY TAKEN FROM INSIDE APARTMENT BUILDING BLK HUFFY 18SPD BIKE
DRUGS/ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS 2.1 GR MARI BLUE GLASS MARI PIPE W/RESIDUE
FRAUD UNAUTH USE OF BUS CREDIT CARD TO MK ONLINE PURCHASES
DRUGS/ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS MARIJUANA & PIPE LOCATED IN VEHICLE
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....I appear to live in a very tame area, and I am really glad.

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Thanks, you had me on "home egg'd"!

I'll check out the usual suspect areas from my past.
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Thanks, you had me on "home egg'd"!

I'll check out the usual suspect areas from my past.
In my past, TPing a house was the most popular stunt. Between my crazy friends and those of my older brother, our house was an occasional target.

I've included a pic for those who may not be familiar with this practice:
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Oh, yes, know all about TPing. We used to do that. And inexplicably, throw raw eggs in the semi-private pool near our house. To protest that we weren't allowed in? I dunno. But we thought it was great. Now I think...that must have really sucked to clean up!
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THEFT/LARCENY B/M IN GRN 4-DR CAR NE PLATES PUMPED GAS/LEFT W/O PAYING 7.593 GALS GAS
I can see how not paying for the gas is a Theft/Larceny, but what does a bowel movement in a green 4-door car with Nebraska plates have to do with anything?
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I can see how not paying for the gas is a Theft/Larceny, but what does a bowel movement in a green 4-door car with Nebraska plates have to do with anything?
That WOULD be a CRIME. and in my neighborhood too.
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