Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 by Michael
#VT – Saturday night between 5:00 and 8:00, I lost my phone and internet connections. During that time at approximately 7:00 p.m. my two large male German Shepherds started barking from inside. My 3 year old flew out the door & off my porch barking ferociously & atypically. The next morning a Telecom worker came to fix my service and said that the telephone box had been unscrewed, left open and the wires had been dismantled. He added: “This doesn’t just happen. It had to have been deliberate.”. He and the State Policeman said that this is what intruders do to disconnect any alarm system whether you have one or not. Warning: If your phones suddenly stop working, check your outside box for suspicious activity. I was home and that did not seem to matter. The Police said that the good news is… my dogs were home too. Extra treats and back rubs for them!
This was just posted now by a Charlotte Front Porch Forum member.
We’re seeing lots of break-in news shared among neighbors on FPF, so be sure to lock up and take reasonable precautions. Also, connecting with neighbors is helpful. I know I rest easier when my neighbors and I are all keeping an eye out for each other.
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University City has to be the most dangerous area of the city. I’ve been following the crime from the last six months or so, and it is horrendous!