As a former tech who got out primarily due to income limitations, I'd like to learn more about this. If I could have been making $6000/hr, I might have been convinced to stay. Tell me more.
+1 on caning for various crimes. Perfect for petty theft, and IMHO, should include vandalism (spray paint "tagging").I know it will never happen but I would be all for public caning. Might make a few of them find a new line of work
This has been going on here for decades. They sell a tool to make quick work of cutting them off. I have long said the real problem here is the scrap yards. When some meth heads come in with a few new ones for sale they have to know they are buying stolen and just don't care. Last I heard they were giving them something like $50 each for them so of course the meth heads loved it.
Something tells me this duo has done more dirt cutting out catalytic converters from vehicle they don'y own. The system will no doubt give them a pass and I will ultimately be proven right.They are here...
Portland police say they’ve seen a “dramatic increase” in reported catalytic converter thefts in recent months. The car parts contain valuable metals.www.kgw.com
I have long said the places buying stuff like this are the real problem. If they went after them HARD this would stop. If the meth heads could not sell the damn stuff they would not bother to steal it any more.There is no way at all this could ever happen around here....
I mean, the law says you have to show ID at the scrap yard
It is sad when that happens to people but, the drugs is still a personal choice. The losing the job due to no fault of your own, yes that could happen to anyone. Happens to a lot of people who do not start taking meth though. Since he was once a productive person all you can do is hope maybe he will beat the odds and stop in time. Many get heavily into that crap and when they hit bottom will finally stop and clean things up. Sadly far too many never do come backThe guy on the left is a former neighbor. We've known him since 2001 when we bought this house. He owned a house 61/2 blocks away on our street. He was good friends with our neighbors and their kids growing up in this hood. He had a successful yard maintenance business. He got hit in his car by a drunk driver, if I recall, and messed up his back. He wasn't able to work and it took some time for a settlement to come in. In the mean time he lost his house. I don't know where he went during that time as the neighbors kid grew up and got a job, so we didn't see Andy much. The story goes, he got his settlement, got to partying, and ended up living in the zombie house three doors over that I had spoke of before, that took us three years to get the trash out of. I started this thread Any body have people like this in their hood? OR,........ This house is where Andy came and went from back in October 2018. The "Kid" who STILL lived there had previously live with his mom, brother and sister until mom got into drugs and defaulted on the loan. That truck was his at that time. Long gone now. Wifey sees him, and the other kid that finally got booted from the zombie house, in the hood from time to time. Neither one of them are allowed in the store anymore due to shop lifting.
It gets me to thinking how close people can be to losing everything. And don't get into the hard bubblegum man. Out of the three boys that were good buddies in their mid/late teens 20 years ago, only one is working, has a great gal and a young child, and saving for their first home.
Can you just sneak up on them and release the jack? HahahaPeople were stealing catalytic converters from cars at a place where I worked years ago. Do not confront them since you never know if they are armed or not is what we were told. Besides you cannot shoot them for stealing anyways.