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Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« on: December 07, 2012, 07:51:21 AM »

I wouldn't advise you to try this at home...

but I wouldn't fault you if you did ;) ;) ;)

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2012/dec/06/citizen-tackles-holds-thief/
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 05:44:58 AM »

BRD...sometimes you just have to take action. Yes, I know that you can get hurt or worse. But with the deputies average response of twenty minutes or more, the guy just gets away. The jails are over crowded and these bags of crap are out the next day to do it all over again. Something in the laws have got to change.
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 07:40:16 AM »

I don't know if it is a crime to peek in cars, but it is illegal to assault someone.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 09:11:56 AM »

I don't know if it is a crime to peek in cars, but it is illegal to assault someone.
I don't know if it is a crime to peek into cars, but it is illegal to be in possession of stolen articles.
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 09:50:53 AM »

There would be absolutely NO consideration given to anyone looking in my car.  WHAT on earth would justify their actions other than to be looking for something to steal? 

As far as I'm concerned: Anyone deciding to scan my property in preparation or planning of a robbery or burglary also decides to accept ANY action I take to prevent it. 

The end.
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 09:53:28 AM »

I don't know if it is a crime to peek in cars, but it is illegal to assault someone.

You're correct marilyn...   based on only the info in the story from the MEN the hero could very well have turned into the bad guy...   I'm thinking there was probably more to it than what got reported though.  and as somebody once said...   "all's well that ends well" ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 09:55:10 AM »

There would be absolutely NO consideration given to anyone looking in my car.  WHAT on earth would justify their actions other than to be looking for something to steal? 

As far as I'm concerned: Anyone deciding to scan my property in preparation or planning of a robbery or burglary also decides to accept ANY action I take to prevent it. 

The end.

I guess you're free to chase them down the street and tackle them too then mm ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 10:09:41 AM »

There would be absolutely NO consideration given to anyone looking in my car.  WHAT on earth would justify their actions other than to be looking for something to steal? 

I have had several occasions where I returned to my vehicle to have someone looking inside.  A lot of people just like checking out nice cars, and that's fine by me.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 10:17:22 AM »

Good to know . . . . .  ;D
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 10:17:52 AM »

One important fact missing in the article...   was he standing in someone's yard or driveway or was the vehicle involved sitting in the street...   that could make a lot of difference!!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 10:21:53 AM »

I think there is a difference in just looking in someones car for a second and just standing there looking for something.  I believe most of us can sort that out.  I might just be happy in chasing them away rather than get stabbed or shot.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 10:27:34 AM »

I think there is a difference in just looking in someones car for a second and just standing there looking for something.  I believe most of us can sort that out.  I might just be happy in chasing them away rather than get stabbed or shot.

You're right blue2...   a lot info not in the MEN story... 

to be looking in our vehicle windows you'd be in our back yard under a bright light and about 250' from the road...   our new pit pull can run that 250' in about 5 seconds...   can you?
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 10:43:46 AM »

There was a waddling, quacking duck looking inside cars and took off (like a thief) when confronted, and I gather from the timeline of the story that the police had been called and were on the way when the homeowner approached the "duck". 

" The man confronted the suspect, chased him, tackled him and held him until police arrived and took the thief into custody.

Sgt. Moore said the suspect had stolen items on him and is believed to have broken into a nearby house. The suspect, 40, was lodged in the county jail. Sgt. Moore went to the man’s house and recovered additional stolen property"



Could something have gone wrong?  Absolutely.  Did it?  No 

Is there a message given now in that neighborhood for anyone else who may be thinking of  burlarizing cars and/or homes (possibly when families are in the home and someone gets hurt or killed)?  Absolutely.

Can that message translate to any neighborhood in Monroe?  We can only hope.





GOOD for the homeowner!  Good for everybody!
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »

My dad often mentioned the signs his dad used to post around his farm:

"Anyone seen here at night will be found here in the morning"...

Apparently he didn't have much stuff missing from his place...

not sure if you'd dare put those up today though ;) ;)
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Re: Monroe Township Citizen Tackles, Holds Thief
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 11:51:04 AM »

Yea, unfortunately nowadays it would be inviting a challenge.
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