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Kids pranks

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by CJA, May 15, 2009.

  1. CJA

    CJA New Member

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    Just an FYI - We are on Chickaocan and we just had someone ring our doorbell and when we went to the front door there was burning paper on the porch (with dog poop in it). We called the sheriffs office.
     
  2. Kaosdad

    Kaosdad Will work for Rum

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    Already???? But my shipment of Claymores hasen't arived.
     
  3. glockenspiel

    glockenspiel New Member

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    "Front Toward Enemy"
     
  4. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    And with fuel costs going up, how am I supposed to afford fougasse?
     
  5. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    Personally I think it's a liitle excessive to call the sheriff's office. What did they say/do?
     
  6. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    Not at all this is always just the beginning. 2 years ago in Sterling the ding dong ditching and pee in a cup they later found out was a way for people to case houses. So CJA Thank you for calling the cops!!!!!
    It is important if we want to keep even the petty stuff from occurring that we call in everything that is suspicious and make it as unfriendly as possible for anyone looking to cause trouble.

    Staci
     
  7. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    BURNING? You bet I'd have called the police. Wow. That's horrible.
     
  8. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    Uh, arson, not a reason you think. Hmm,
     
  9. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    this happened to us last year in a series of pranks. call the cops- they need to build a case if it escalates, like it did in our case.
     
  10. CJA

    CJA New Member

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    Maybe you would feel differently if someone set a fire on your front porch right by your door. I don't mind kids ringing doorbells but when they set something on fire that crosses the line. The police did talk to a group of kids in the area but I don't have any other information until I talk to the officer that responded later today.
     
  11. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    Starting a fire on/at someone's house is very serious and needs to be reported! There's a family without a home today because their house burnt down on Mother's Day. Think about that.
     
  12. KPFamily

    KPFamily New Member

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    What if no one had been home to answer the door and the fire continued to burn? Not good.
     
  13. neo_mra_ct

    neo_mra_ct New Member

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    Kids have no originality these days, I mean seriously, this prank is how old, 30 years... Come on, all that Loudoun County education and that is the best you can come up with, :)
     
  14. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Ah.......the classics never die!
     
  15. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    I certainly didn't mean to imply that it is okay to burn down someone else's house and sorry if y'all took it that way. Guess I just pine for the days when neighbors talked to each other, everyone knew everyone's kids, and when something like this happened, you gave it a day or two and you would know who did it and the parents would handle it accordingly (someone would get a whupping).

    I've also been a little desensitized out here. When I called the police after my soft top roof was sliced on my car and had about $700 worth of stuff taken from my car and the cops were surprised that I wanted to file a report.
     
  16. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    What caused the fire?
     
  17. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    I don't know. But my point is, a fire burnt that family's home down on Mother's Day, and the poop bag fire started at our other neighbor's front door could have had the same result only this time... they were home and some of them were still sleeping.
     
  18. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    I believe it was a propane tank on the deck behind the house. It wasn't a home in Broadlands, but in a home near the Shellhorn/Waxpool area.
    We passed by the house over the weekend and it was a VERY sobering experience. To see the devastation and to think about the family that lost everything...
     
  19. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    I was told that a heat lamp keeping a chick warm in the backyard fell over and caught the box on fire, which then spread to a deck umbrella that was laying nearby which then caused the propane tank to go up. A terrible chain of events.
     

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