How To Convince Thieves Our Shipping Container Contains Nothing Of Value?
Posted 14 March 2016 - 07:35 AM
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:55 PM
I am wondering - if I packed a magnesium stick up into the padlock box and sealed it in with putty and a warning sign saying to not tamper - if someone got burnt or something if they set it off while cutting or burning the lock, would I be liable? Half serious question....!
Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:51 AM
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:01 AM
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:27 AM
He was certainly very unhappy that he was the 'victim' and nothing was being done about it. My experience of the vast majority of housebreakers I dealt with was that they didn't give a damn about how their actions affected others. That said, they were never happy when their own houses got broken into...
Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:26 PM
I rebuilt and fitted the shop window FOC (she was my wife's best friend, after all) and she claimed against her insurance thinking that they would claim against the lads who would be fined and have costs awarded against them. No chance, they were minors and discharged into the care of their parents on the assurance of their future good behaviour, despite one of them admitting that it had been them who were responsible for a spate of hanging baskets being destroyed over a number of weekends preceding that eventual rampage.
Posted 15 March 2016 - 01:33 PM
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 05:27 PM
worrying thought really
Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:29 PM
It's tony Martin all over again. Do you know If the home owner got charged for assault on the thieving scum?
Nothing at all happened to the home owner. Thieving deadbeat was charged and appeared in court,don't know the outcome.
Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:52 PM
I'm thinking of camouflaging my containers, any suggestions on the best colour to use?
If it is storage for a period of time, bury it,
Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:58 PM
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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:45 PM
We painted a 24ft container in this stuff at the local Scout activity centre and it blends into the trees brilliantly. Very hard wearing too...
Edited by PeterW, 17 March 2016 - 10:47 PM.
Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:37 AM
Around 13 years ago I caught a chap who was using a felling axe to break through a jewellers window on the opposite side of the street. This was in broad daylight on a Friday, mid-morning. I grabbed him from behind in a bear hug (I really have no idea why) and luckily a couple of other passers by, including a young soldier, helped wrestle him to the ground, face down, but not before he'd managed to hit the shop manager a glancing blow to the head with (luckily) the blunt end of the axe. The bloke struggled like hell, and it was as much as we could do to hold him down for the 10 minutes or so before the police arrived. I was squatting on his back, holding his belt and one arm, the young soldier held his feet and the other passer by, a train driver, held his free arm.
The police found that he'd already grabbed £42,000 worth of jewellery out of the small hole he'd made in the armoured glass window and had stuffed it into a bag tied to his wrist. All of us were interviewed and gave statements. I remember giving mine to a young DC up in the jewellers workshop. He asked me to start from the time when I'd first noticed what was going on, which was when I heard loud banging noises from across the street, where I was using a cashpoint, At first I thought it was just builders (there was a skip just up the road), but after I'd got the cash from the machine I looked around and saw a bloke in a black hoodie and trousers trying to smash the jewellers shop window. I didn't think at all, and pretty stupidly just ran across the road and grabbed the bloke from behind. At this point the DC held up his hand and said that as I'd just admitted an offence he would have to caution me. He did, telling me that I'd admitted the offence of common assault and that I needed to understand that I could be charged with this offence. To say I was f'ing angry is an understatement.
Later that day I flew from Old Sarum across to Headcorn in Kent, as a bunch of us were meeting there before flying en masse across the channel to celebrate the centenary of powered first flight, and then heading down to Abbeville for a couple of days before flying back. I told the tale that evening over a few beers with friends, and one of them called the Mail on Sunday. A couple of weeks later this cartoon appeared in a full page article about me:
Those that have met me (or even seen that small photo of me that the Mail got from some website) will realise that I wasn't the sort of typical senior Civil Servant pictured by the Mail's cartoonist. It did get me a lot of unwanted attention though, from appearing on daytime TV, through being given a bloody medal and a commendation from the local Chief Constable, Dame Elizabeth Neville. The latter made me feel a fake, as at the ceremony in the police HQ in Devizes a young lady with two small children went up just before me to collect her husbands posthumous commendation; he'd been killed in the course of his duty.
Edited by jsharris, 18 March 2016 - 08:42 AM.