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To Catch A Thief
Geeks One, Thieves Zero. Well, this time around:

Our tale actually begins several weeks ago when James was robbed. Not much you can do about it in Los Angeles. Your options are limited. You could upgrade security (pricey), sit around all day with a gun (boring), or buy a dog (shitty), but James did what every good tech wizard would do - he installed a webcam.

Most detective work is really boring. Not that I would know. Magnum PI used to say that every time he was on a stakeout, trying to blend in from behind the wheel of his Ferrari. Usually right before getting shot at. Real life stake-outs must suck. James left the magic window on his laptop open waiting for something to happen. Weeks of nothing, did in fact happen.

Today, something happened. James was shocked to find this man stalking around his house, opening drawers and using James' own duffle bag to loot his home.

...While James dialed 911 to report the 459 in progress at his residence, the fella scoped-out the stealables.

And then raided the refrigerator on camera...his undoing. Pix at the link.

Posted by aalkon at July 13, 2007 10:29 AM


OWNED! Love the solution.

What's so shitty about a dog? I have a Doberman. You gonna take a risk that she's friendly?

Posted by: brian at July 13, 2007 7:53 AM

NICE!! Webcams for everyone!

Posted by: Flynne at July 13, 2007 8:05 AM

My Yorkie will lick you to death. I'm serious. If it goes on long enough, skin is removed.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at July 13, 2007 9:13 AM

I think I've read somewhere that even small dogs act as significant deterrents to robbery/B&E. The licking just makes things even more risky for the would-be thief.

Posted by: justin case at July 13, 2007 2:51 PM

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