Desperate homeowner hopes burglars get his message
Tuesday 15 April 1997
They've taken his computer, a couple of VCRs, tools, watches and other property, worth about $20,000 (pounds 12,000). A brawny Rottweiler didn't scare away the burglars - the dog was stolen too.
Somebody even made off with the business card of a police officer who investigated one of the first burglaries. Hence the sign. "Maybe it'll do some good, if [burglars] can read," said Mr Farrell, 51. "It was the only thing I could think of doing - just let them know there's really nothing left to steal."
Police have no suspects, but Farrell said he thinks gang members in the neighbourhood may be responsible. He has started sleeping with a gun, takes his remaining VCR with him when he goes out and rents a storage unit to stash other items.
"I'm afraid to leave my house, because I never know what I'm going to come home to. You don't know what these guys are going to do." He has also installed bars on his windows and is putting in steel doors, new locks and motion-activated lights. "All you can do is move or live in a prison," he said.
Apple agrees deal with Visa on contactless payments
- 1 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 2 Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
- 5 Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
iPhone 6 'hidden code' could indicate sharper screens or bigger phones
Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
Ariana Grande nude photos leak: 'These are completely fake' say singer's representatives
A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Kate Upton nude pictures leak: Model's representatives 'looking into' authenticity of naked images
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: SQL Technical ...
£85000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Head of IT (Windows, Server, VMware, SAN, ...
£55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Lead C# Develo...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Harrington Starr: You will not be expected to hav...