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April 05, 2012

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NK

HeyTom-- what do you do when the cops approach the Maguire Manse saying "put down the keyboard and cease blogging..."

NK

PS TomM: serious question-- I don't own an alarm system (bah-- there's nothing worth stealing), when the cops approach the Hunter manse, do they know from the alarm company database that it's the Hunter house? Shouldn't that reduce the confusion?

matt

A couple of years ago, Nicholas Cage found a naked man in his walk in closet trying on some of his clothes.

We have had some very weird incidents in town, and our cops are pretty cool. Dennis Rodman used to pull all sorts of shenanigans.

NBPD cops are in a position where they never know who they might be dealing with and so are usually very polite.

Extraneus

Just rolling up the windows after the drive-by.

CNN Enhances Zimmerman 911 Call Again — And Reporter Now Doubts Racial Slur Used

“Now it does sound less like that racial slur. … From listening in this room, and this is a state-of-the-art room, it doesn’t sound like that slur anymore. It sounds like … we‘re hearing the swear word at first and then the word ’cold.’ And the reason some say that would be relevant, is because it was unseasonably cold in Florida that night and raining.”
NK

Matt-- do the NBPD know who owns the house they are responding to when the private alarm company contacts them?

Jane

NK,

I don;t the answer to your question but I doubt it unless the cops have been there many times before.

Ignatz

--A couple of years ago, Nicholas Cage found a naked man in his walk in closet trying on some of his clothes.--

From the sounds of it he may find a clothed repo man in it this year repossessing his clothes.
BTW he used to own the most beautiful medium blue Lamborghini Miura SV. Too bad if he had to sell it.

NK

Thanks Jane- so if you own a fancy house and alarm system, if you trip your own alarm, cops come to your house guns drawm. Hmm-- I'm glad I don't have a fancy house or alarm.

narciso

But I thought, Sunnis and Shia don't work together;

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/al-qaeda-s-network-iran_634428.html

NK

Ig-- I said hello to Cage on lexington Ave once (he was mildly amused, but very polite--much more so than Sean Connery.) Cage is a very handsome man, surprising tall, but he has a perfectly circular shaved bald spot on the back of his head, which I assume is where they glue the hair pieces he wears in movies.

Extraneus

Thanks Jane- so if you own a fancy house and alarm system, if you trip your own alarm, cops come to your house guns drawm.

When I had such a thing, the way it works is this:

1. Since you know the code, so you can turn it off yourself.

2. If that doesn't happen, the alarm company tries to call you to see if everything's ok. If you give them two numbers, they'll call both.

3. If you don't answer, they assume the worst and call the cops.

clarice feldman

That's my experience, too, Ext..And you must shut it off quickly or respond quickly to the following phone call or else cops with drawn guns appear on your property,

rse

A couple of years ago my alarms were tripped. Back door turned out to be unlocked, alarm was on, someone saw me leave and came through back door until alarm sound made them flee.

I was notified by cell and left meeting to come home. Walked in and there was a man inside. Scared me to death. Cop had come in house via back door and was waiting for someone to come home. I was not expecting a stranger in the house at that point.

Yikes. Eldest was quite sure they were after his toys. Bought a seriously heavy safe that night.

NK

Ex-- does the alarm company give the cops the owner/customer's name?

Barbara
do they know from the alarm company database that it's the Hunter house? Shouldn't that reduce the confusion?

They may know that it's the Hunter house, but they do not know who may be in that house or whether anyone there has a right to be in that residence.

They know that a silent alarm has been sent - a dangerous situation to be sure. They don't know if anyone is hurt inside, so they approach prepared for the worst.

It happened to me one Sunday years ago. I was in a hurry to go see my father who was ill, so I wasn't paying too much attention to what I was doing. All of a sudden the alarm started to blare. I turned it off and checked to see that everything was okay. The alarm company didn't call, so grabbed my handbag, reset the alarm and headed out the door. As I pulled out of the garage, I saw police cars all over the street. It occurred to me that they might be there in response to my alarm, so I stopped the car, got out and politely went up to an officer, asked if that was the case and explained about the alarm going off unexpectedly. They didn't look happy, and why should they? They didn't know who I was or what I was doing at that house or whether I even belonged there.

They asked for my ID and for permission to go through the house. I said yes to both. After they went through the house, I thanked them and went on my way. Latter on I learned that when I tossed a tube of lipstick in my purse, I must have hit the silent alarm button on my key chain.

All in all it turned out fine. It was a bit unsettling, though. I remember noting that as I went up to the freeway, a police car followed me - just doing their duty. Oh, and the silent alarm key chain is no longer at the bottom of my handbag.

Extraneus

Don't think I ever made it to level 3, NK. Probably.

NK

Barbara-- interesting story, sounds like it must happen alot. I'm glad I don't have an alarm system, the cops would have plugged me by now.

Barbara

"Later on" with one "t"

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Added note: It was sort of funny at one point, though I doubt the police thought so. When I unlocked the door for them to enter the house, they asked me to stay outside on the front porch. However, the alarm was blaring again, so I had to go in and turn the thing off. Then I went outside to stand on the porch with an officer until the search was over.

sbw

Ex, that's three instructions. Baseball players can only handle two:

1)Bunt, 2) Swing away
or
2)Steal, 2) Wait for a hit

Ignatz

My alarm only works when I'm home, but then it's a blast.

Jimmy the Saint

But I have been repeatedly informed by the media and politicians that policemen automatically shoot black men whenever the chance presents itself. Obviously, these two individuals were clever thieves who were merely *impersonating* police in order to case the house for a future robbery/

Sandy Daze

Well, as far as home alarms go, I am particularly fond of the B&T.

On guard 24 hours a day,happy to see you when you come home

and a companion that will be happy to go play.

When the SHTF and it comes to TEOTWAWKI,I want airedales beside my family and me.

OS~ABO~OMG,
Sandy

Sandy Daze

My particular alarm system is named Grace. She looks a lot like this B&T:

She follows Harry, Sally, George (Harry's son), and Carlotta. Magnificent beasts !

OMG~OS~ABO,
Sandy

NK

Interesting-- my border collies would gladly let burglars take anything-- as long as the burglars played frisbee and ball catch with them. I guess they consider themselves free agents.

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