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2008-10-21 10:03:12 AM  
Man breaks into home. Tries to explain his way out of it by saying he needed to charge his cell phone.
 
2008-10-21 10:41:51 AM  

jaylectricity: Man breaks into home. Tries to explain his way out of it by saying he needed to charge his cell phone.


If he had a 3G iPhone, it is a viable excuse. I have wanted to break into homes just to charge my iPhone.
 
2008-10-21 10:41:59 AM  
I've considered it before.
 
2008-10-21 10:42:27 AM  

Man breaks into home. To charge his cell phone


Don't do that: a phone that's being charged will instinctively defend itself.
 
2008-10-21 10:42:55 AM  
Subby uses bad grammar. Types in sentence fragments.
 
2008-10-21 10:43:09 AM  
what the matter, you don't have outside outlets down there??

Or do we just have them here to plug in our cars during the winter?
 
2008-10-21 10:43:10 AM  
Yeah... that's not why he was in there.

He was looking for the meth.
 
2008-10-21 10:43:14 AM  
I think I might have stopped at, say, a coffee shop.

Boe, who told police he uses illegal drugs

Ah yes... that explains a great deal...
 
2008-10-21 10:44:20 AM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

We need more armed milfs. Go ahead, charge your cell phone, she dares you.
 
2008-10-21 10:44:56 AM  
What, that low bat indicator on Motorola phones is obnoxious.
 
2008-10-21 10:45:03 AM  
images.teamsugar.com

Where's a Burger King when you need it??
 
2008-10-21 10:45:51 AM  
Yes...that's a good excuse, cell phones alway win. Like when you are driving down the road and someone cuts you off and they don't realize it because they are too busy talking on the phone.

It all makes sense now.
 
2008-10-21 10:46:23 AM  

vsavatar: Subby uses bad grammar. Types in sentence fragments.


Or subby is used to sending telegrams. MAN BREAKS INTO HOME STOP
TO CHARGE HIS CELL PHONE STOP MATLOCK ON IN 15 MINUTES STOP
 
2008-10-21 10:47:43 AM  
Protip: Most homes have one or more GFCI-protected 120-V AC power outlets on the exterior. When pilfering power, it isn't necessary to break inside.
 
2008-10-21 10:50:08 AM  

Fark-N-Noodle: Yes...that's a good excuse, cell phones alway win. Like when you are driving down the road and someone cuts you off and they don't realize it because they are too busy talking on the phone.

It all makes sense now.


He was too busy talking on his cellphone to realize he was in the wrong house.
 
2008-10-21 10:52:24 AM  
Can you hear me now? Good!

/obligatory
 
2008-10-21 10:52:47 AM  
And that makes it OK?
 
2008-10-21 10:53:05 AM  
I can't wait 'til we get those electric cars. When you run low, just strongarm your way to the receptacle of the nearest house.
 
2008-10-21 10:54:18 AM  
Are people really buying these shirts?
 
2008-10-21 10:56:01 AM  
Come on, who hasn't been desperate to do this for a charge?
AMIRITE?
 
2008-10-21 10:56:13 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu


Protip: Most homes have one or more GFCI-protected 120-V AC power outlets on the exterior.


1) Most?

2) GFCI?

Maybe - MAYBE - if you're talking about new construction. I don't know if the majority of existing homes have any exterior outlets, let alone GFCI exterior outlets.
 
2008-10-21 10:59:00 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Protip: Most homes have one or more GFCI-protected 120-V AC power outlets on the exterior. When pilfering power, it isn't necessary to break inside.


What I came here to say.
 
2008-10-21 11:01:48 AM  
1) Buy the t-shirt
2) Break into someone's house
3) Plug in your cell phone, sit down, calmly wait to be discovered.
 
2008-10-21 11:01:58 AM  
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2008-10-21 11:03:46 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: I don't know if the majority of existing homes have any exterior outlets, let alone GFCI exterior outlets.


Then where the hell are people plugging in their Xmas lights? Because in about another month, I'm not going to be able to drive through a neighborhood--regardless of its age--that isn't full of lights, inflatable crap, animatronic reindeer, etc. I've never seen a house that didn't have an outlet somewhere outside. My grandparent's home (built in the '30s) and one of the homes I lived in as a kid (built in the '80s--the 1880s) both had exterior outlets.
 
2008-10-21 11:04:24 AM  
Englebert Slaptyback

Prank Call of Cthulhu

Protip: Most homes have one or more GFCI-protected 120-V AC power outlets on the exterior.


1) Most?

2) GFCI?

Maybe - MAYBE - if you're talking about new construction. I don't know if the majority of existing homes have any exterior outlets, let alone GFCI exterior outlets.


If your electric's been redone in the last forty years you've got outside plugs, and if it has been redone in the last fifteen you've got GFCI outside plugs.
 
2008-10-21 11:06:11 AM  

mofomisfit: Englebert Slaptyback

Prank Call of Cthulhu

Protip: Most homes have one or more GFCI-protected 120-V AC power outlets on the exterior.


1) Most?

2) GFCI?

Maybe - MAYBE - if you're talking about new construction. I don't know if the majority of existing homes have any exterior outlets, let alone GFCI exterior outlets.

If your electric's been redone in the last forty years you've got outside plugs, and if it has been redone in the last fifteen you've got GFCI outside plugs.


And if it was done correctly, the plugs are switched from the inside and not live, requiring you to break in anyway.
 
2008-10-21 11:09:32 AM  

Wettner: jaylectricity: Man breaks into home. Tries to explain his way out of it by saying he needed to charge his cell phone.

If he had a 3G iPhone, it is a viable excuse. I have wanted to break into homes just to charge my iPhone.


HOLY shiat YOU HAVE AN iPHNONE!!?!??!? Aren't they like $13,000?You must be so damn important. Tell us again about how you have an iphone and what you do with it.
 
2008-10-21 11:10:53 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu


Then where the hell are people plugging in their Xmas lights?


I have seen people run extension cords outside from the basement or garage. (Yes, I tactfully advised them against this.)


I've never seen a house that didn't have an outlet somewhere outside. My grandparent's home (built in the '30s) and one of the homes I lived in as a kid (built in the '80s--the 1880s) both had exterior outlets.


My house is over 50 years old, and I had to add exterior outlets to plug in all the Xmas stuff. AFAIK GFCI is required for installations/replacements in kitchens and bathrooms; I don't know about outside.
 
2008-10-21 11:12:33 AM  
PS The exterior outlets are controlled by switches on the inside.
 
2008-10-21 11:14:57 AM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: We need more armed milfs. Go ahead, charge your cell phone, she dares you.


A Glock 21 and a 1911... SO HAWT
 
2008-10-21 11:16:45 AM  
My friend once broke in to her boyfriend's house at 3am because he didn't come home one night after being out with his friends. She's farking crazy.
 
2008-10-21 11:20:19 AM  

EsteeFlwrPot: My friend once broke in to her boyfriend's house at 3am because he didn't come home one night after being out with his friends. She's farking crazy.


That too is hawt.

/Sucker for the crazy b*tches.
 
2008-10-21 11:22:23 AM  
Every house I've ever lived in (5 or 6 of them) had exterior outlets, but none of them had switches, indoors or out, that controled power to the outlets. That's a good idea.

/dude had a lame excuse. He wasn't there for the outlet.
//I don't have an iPhone and I don't want one.
 
2008-10-21 11:25:00 AM  
sounds reasonable
 
2008-10-21 11:25:28 AM  
No Cellular reference?

/can't let the call drop!
 
2008-10-21 11:32:45 AM  
"Homer! You're panhandling! I should have known from that panhandling sign! Plus that ticket you got for panhandling!"
 
2008-10-21 11:39:29 AM  

Wettner: jaylectricity: Man breaks into home. Tries to explain his way out of it by saying he needed to charge his cell phone.

If he had a 3G iPhone, it is a viable excuse. I have wanted to break into homes just to charge my iPhone.

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Damn, dude... what do you do with that thing? since the update, I get 2 days out of mine unless I'm using it really heavily.
 
2008-10-21 11:45:48 AM  
Oh, and yes, he's making up a lame excuse. Uses drugs? Check. had knives and other weapons? Check. Had pry bars or other such paraphernalia already with him? Okay... he was after cash/ pills/ valuables. I'll bet he didn't even have his charger with him... Maybe he'll say he was hoping the homeowner has the same type of phone as he does, and there would be a charger for it already there.
 
2008-10-21 11:50:48 AM  
...meanwhile, on the outside wall of half the houses in the neighborhood...

ecx.images-amazon.com

/just look for the people with electric lawn mowers, people.
 
2008-10-21 11:52:56 AM  
Guilty as charged.
 
2008-10-21 12:00:28 PM  
I came in here. To comment on the headline.
 
2008-10-21 12:03:39 PM  
"Scott Boe told police he was in the home because he needed to use a power outlet to charge his cell phone but that he did not have permission to be there, according to police reports."

So instead of using an outside outlet found on every house built in the last 30 years, he felt the need to break in? Nice excuse, moran.
 
2008-10-21 12:22:47 PM  

Greek: Wettner: jaylectricity: Man breaks into home. Tries to explain his way out of it by saying he needed to charge his cell phone.

If he had a 3G iPhone, it is a viable excuse. I have wanted to break into homes just to charge my iPhone.
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Damn, dude... what do you do with that thing? since the update, I get 2 days out of mine unless I'm using it really heavily.


If watching Japanese horse midget transgender atomic super wedgie porn in public at full volume in public is "wrong," well sir, maybe you should move to a country with less FREEDOM.
 
2008-10-21 12:58:01 PM  
Barakku

If watching Japanese horse midget transgender atomic super wedgie porn in public at full volume in public is "wrong," well sir, maybe you should move to a country with less FREEDOM.

I prefer Islamic Militant Bukkake Kitten episodes, myself.
 
2008-10-21 01:19:12 PM  
Am I the only person who takes note of unguarded outside 120v feeds, ethernet connections and telephone NI's everywhere he goes, and who also happens to carry a miniature test set in his dittybag?

Oh. Wait... perhaps I am.
 
2008-10-21 01:20:47 PM  

ManBearPig: Barakku

If watching Japanese horse midget transgender atomic super wedgie porn in public at full volume in public is "wrong," well sir, maybe you should move to a country with less FREEDOM.

I prefer Islamic Militant Bukkake Kitten episodes, myself.


What? That's disgusting! Don't you know we're at war?!
 
2008-10-21 02:28:41 PM  
notes to know:

just about every cell phone or pda on the market can be charged from a 5v, center positive barrel connector.

My iPaq's charger started life as a Nokia. A little work, maybe some JB Weld,there is a particular interest in making every charger different. Fark that.
 
2008-10-21 02:29:38 PM  

jaylectricity: Man breaks into home. Tries to explain his way out of it by saying he needed to charge his cell phone.


this
 
2008-10-21 02:34:21 PM  
Yes...that's a good excuse, cell phones alway win. Like when you are driving down the road and someone cuts you off and they don't realize it because they are too busy talking on the phone.

It all makes sense now.

So we were somehow better once?
 
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