/ Front Porch Security Options #11
- Aug 2, 2005
- Kubota L4400 4wd w/LA 703 FEL
If you just want to feel better about it then check out the videos by the guy who rigs the packages with cameras, tracking devices, glitter bombs and fart spray. It is very gratifying to watch.I wish there was a good answer to this porch theft business. It needs to be stopped. I do not feel sorry for people who do this.
In my case we haven't confirmed that that is the issue. Sadly, we have had an increase in homeless people here. Almost entirely drug addicts and/or mentally ill. It has always been a problem, as in most cities, but here it was a limited problem. There was a fairly static and small population of homeless that could be managed by the various shelters and such. Before the pandemic we housed people in our church.
The police have told our neighbors that the very large city to the north of us has quietly cracked down on the homeless there and have suggested that that city's police have been transporting them here. I can't imagine that the latter part is true. The police have also said that our street is on the route between a place where the homeless gather at night and a methadone clinic downtown. They blame all this on the increasing crime in the general area.
Be that as it may, we have not actually experienced an increase in crime on the street. Nor do we see people who look homeless or addicted walking down it, day or night.