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Burglar deterrent.
20-FEB-2006 John Victor Cooper

Burglar deterrent.

A neighbours contribution to help stop the people who creep around our gardens late at night.
This is London where being a victim is compulsory.

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1moremile08-Apr-2006 00:16
My feet still hurt.
John Cooper22-Feb-2006 23:16
Home Office figures state that 11,329 people go missing in England every year never to be seen again.
I never argue with my government, they are bigger than me, in size and wealth, not intelligence.
Dave Beedon22-Feb-2006 22:45
The solution is obvious: place the spikes atop a container that can be used to grind up the offender, leaving no trace of his presence. I'm sure that British ingenuity can develop such a system.
John Cooper21-Feb-2006 09:31
Dave, We have to be very careful in how we discourage burglars, criminals, scum of the Earth etc, from attacking us. If they get hurt in any way while trespassing on our property, they can demand compensation in a court of law, and they will get it.
By calling them scum of the Earth I have opened the gate of a compensation claim for hurting their feelings. Luckily, must of these scum cannot read, but if a compensation lawyer somewhere reads this, they will aquire a client and sue me.
But I have always lived on the edge of danger. They can and will beat me, but I refuse to be a victim and live in fear.
Dave Beedon20-Feb-2006 20:48
I can sympathize with this situation, but frankly I wonder how serious the neighbors are about deterring such behavior. The spacing and height of the spikes will only provide an burglar with a convenient non-slip surface for his feet. A better configuration would involve taller spikes spaced farther apart, so as to enable an intruder to impale himself. But of course, that would make a "bloody" mess of the garden.
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