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2013-09-04 09:28:14 AM  
Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?
 
2013-09-04 09:38:22 AM  
SecretAgentWoman


Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

My first thought....
 
2013-09-04 09:39:14 AM  
Wife and kids are home, Mr. Safety First opens door without knowing who's there.
 
2013-09-04 09:39:23 AM  
Seems like it would be easier just to tow the whole thing away and sort it out later, like stealing a safe instead of trying to crack it on site.
 
2013-09-04 09:40:44 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?


Yeah, that's what I was thinking. You need cash.. so you're robbing a mobile home. On the East side of Des Moines. Where the whole family is home during the day.

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2013-09-04 09:41:18 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while a crapload of meth?

 
2013-09-04 09:45:17 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?


I have a double wide on my property that I use as a man cave.

I don't want to track mud, smoke cigars and spill beer all over the house.

I have about 50k worth of guitars, amps, drums, and PAs in there as well as about 300k worth of firearms, and 15k worth of AV equipment. 3 years ago it held an additional 3m worth of gold maple leafs and eagles but I cashed them out.
 
2013-09-04 09:47:01 AM  
Seems like pulling an unloaded gun on an armed intruder is a bad idea.
 
2013-09-04 09:48:17 AM  

clkeagle: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. You need cash.. so you're robbing a mobile home. On the East side of Des Moines. Where the whole family is home during the day.

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I'll add myself to the "that's what I was thinking" list.
 
2013-09-04 09:53:19 AM  
In California he'd be the one arrested for having a weapon where kids could get at it. Of course, these days if he went to prison they'd be releasing him the next day, so there's that.
 
2013-09-04 09:59:09 AM  

clkeagle: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. You need cash.. so you're robbing a mobile home. On the East side of Des Moines. Where the whole family is home during the day.


Poor people tend to keep all their cash on hand, they often don't have a checking/savings account due to excess amounts of bounced checks, excessive bank fees, distrust of banks, etc. You rob my house and all you're going to get is a debit card and the jar of change I keep on my dresser.
 
2013-09-04 10:01:55 AM  
Unloaded revolver?
isn't that a bit obvious?
 
2013-09-04 10:12:40 AM  
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2013-09-04 10:14:18 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of a crapload of meth vicious, mangy dogs?

 
2013-09-04 10:16:06 AM  
Eventually, the suspects left. Outside, they stood across the street and told the victim he "would regret this."

This is exactly why I'd just shoot home invaders. So I don't have to worry about a pissed off guy coming back later on since "I dissed him" or " *I* put him in prison"

And if you don't bring a weapon with you, the police will find one next to your body.


/ITG, but seriously, don't break into my house. I don't want to be filling out police paper work for the next 2 hours about why I have a couple of dead bodies in my living room.
 
2013-09-04 10:21:46 AM  

vudukungfu: Unloaded revolver?
isn't that a bit obvious?



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Yes. Unless maybe it was dark in there? Like they had all the windows blacked out or something? But not everyone pays attention to that sort of thing. They just see *GUN* and thats it.
 
2013-09-04 10:31:14 AM  

Giltric: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

I have a double wide on my property that I use as a man cave.

I don't want to track mud, smoke cigars and spill beer all over the house.

I have about 50k worth of guitars, amps, drums, and PAs in there as well as about 300k worth of firearms, and 15k worth of AV equipment. 3 years ago it held an additional 3m worth of gold maple leafs and eagles but I cashed them out.


So basically  NOTHING like a trailer. What's your point?
 
2013-09-04 10:37:46 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?


Robbing poor people can be rewarding. You just have to rob more of them. Look at pay day lenders if you don't believe me.
 
2013-09-04 10:46:40 AM  
Or a priceless Hattori Hanzo sword.
 
2013-09-04 10:48:19 AM  

MythDragon: Eventually, the suspects left. Outside, they stood across the street and told the victim he "would regret this."

This is exactly why I'd just shoot home invaders. So I don't have to worry about a pissed off guy coming back later on since "I dissed him" or " *I* put him in prison"

And if you don't bring a weapon with you, the police will find one next to your body.


/ITG, but seriously, don't break into my house. I don't want to be filling out police paper work for the next 2 hours about why I have a couple of dead bodies in my living room.


Regret this? Who is this, Cobra Commander slumming or Shredder?
 
2013-09-04 10:50:21 AM  

MythDragon: They just see *GUN* and thats it.


I'v been known to rattle mine like a snake's tail to alert of danger.
 
2013-09-04 10:57:12 AM  

Giltric: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

I have a double wide on my property that I use as a man cave.

I don't want to track mud, smoke cigars and spill beer all over the house.

I have about 50k worth of guitars, amps, drums, and PAs in there as well as about 300k worth of firearms, and 15k worth of AV equipment. 3 years ago it held an additional 3m worth of gold maple leafs and eagles but I cashed them out.


Unless this man cave double-wide of yours is sitting in the middle of a run-down midwestern trailer park... you may have missed the point.

ReapTheChaos: Poor people tend to keep all their cash on hand, they often don't have a checking/savings account due to excess amounts of bounced checks, excessive bank fees, distrust of banks, etc. You rob my house and all you're going to get is a debit card and the jar of change I keep on my dresser.


I had thought about that. But the thing is that trailer park residents aren't known for good financial decisions. Even after pay day, they probably aren't going to have more than a couple hundred bucks on-hand. If you're already committing armed robbery, why not make it worthwhile? Rob a suburban house where you can sell their electronics or baby formula or something like that... or rob a pharmacy to sell the hydrocodone.

But who knows... I'm clearly not a master thief like the two morons in the article.
 
2013-09-04 11:00:55 AM  

clkeagle: Giltric: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

I have a double wide on my property that I use as a man cave.

I don't want to track mud, smoke cigars and spill beer all over the house.

I have about 50k worth of guitars, amps, drums, and PAs in there as well as about 300k worth of firearms, and 15k worth of AV equipment. 3 years ago it held an additional 3m worth of gold maple leafs and eagles but I cashed them out.

Unless this man cave double-wide of yours is sitting in the middle of a run-down midwestern trailer park... you may have missed the point.

ReapTheChaos: Poor people tend to keep all their cash on hand, they often don't have a checking/savings account due to excess amounts of bounced checks, excessive bank fees, distrust of banks, etc. You rob my house and all you're going to get is a debit card and the jar of change I keep on my dresser.

I had thought about that. But the thing is that trailer park residents aren't known for good financial decisions. Even after pay day, they probably aren't going to have more than a couple hundred bucks on-hand. If you're already committing armed robbery, why not make it worthwhile? Rob a suburban house where you can sell their electronics or baby formula or something like that... or rob a pharmacy to sell the hydrocodone.

But who knows... I'm clearly not a master thief like the two morons in the article.


Free protip: head to a small college town, find the student apartments. Wait until a school break, then loot for lots of portable electronics and valuables easily fenced.

Whistle the Templeton the rat song to yourself while you do it.
 
2013-09-04 11:31:05 AM  
Slick Willie Sutton would like a word.

/btw, an unloaded gun is a paperweight
 
2013-09-04 11:32:15 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

Robbing poor people can be rewarding. You just have to rob more of them. Look at pay day lenders if you don't believe me.


They got a license.
"It is not stealing when we do it".
 
2013-09-04 11:50:30 AM  

clkeagle: I had thought about that. But the thing is that trailer park residents aren't known for good financial decisions. Even after pay day, they probably aren't going to have more than a couple hundred bucks on-hand. If you're already committing armed robbery, why not make it worthwhile? Rob a suburban house where you can sell their electronics or baby formula or something like that... or rob a pharmacy to sell the hydrocodone.

But who knows... I'm clearly not a master thief like the two morons in the article.


It did say one was a neighbor.  He might have known the target had more cash than him, or just thought it was convenient, or was after the sort of goods he didn't think the target would report stolen.
 
2013-09-04 11:55:34 AM  
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2013-09-04 12:04:41 PM  

MythDragon: vudukungfu: Unloaded revolver?
isn't that a bit obvious?


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Yes. Unless maybe it was dark in there? Like they had all the windows blacked out or something? But not everyone pays attention to that sort of thing. They just see *GUN* and thats it.


when i was 16 or 17 i had a loaded 22 shoved in my face by a pissed off 25 y/o woman. believe me you see the bullets even at night on a dark street.

/don't ask, kids are stupid sometimes.
 
2013-09-04 12:15:33 PM  
it would have been dark...
what with all the aluminum foil on the windows.
 
2013-09-04 12:19:46 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?


You'd be surprised. People who live in a trailer park aren't exactly known for being good with money, so when they get the occasional windfall (typically around tax season or that 1-in-a-million decent lottery payout, they don't exactly put it in the bank or pay off bills. Usually they buy a new TV, sound system, game consoles, or jewelry. So fairly often you can find some semi-valuable stuff. You're not going to rip off a Picasso but you can probably pawn some crap for a couple thousand.

/Not that I have done anything like that...
 
2013-09-04 12:39:48 PM  

Curious: MythDragon: vudukungfu: Unloaded revolver?
isn't that a bit obvious?


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[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x423]

Yes. Unless maybe it was dark in there? Like they had all the windows blacked out or something? But not everyone pays attention to that sort of thing. They just see *GUN* and thats it.

when i was 16 or 17 i had a loaded 22 shoved in my face by a pissed off 25 y/o woman. believe me you see the bullets even at night on a dark street.

/don't ask, kids are stupid sometimes.


It took me being shot at when I was 16 to stop doing stupid things.

/I'm really surprised I never got arrested for my shenanigans. Guess I was smart enough not to get caught? Except by that driver of that BMW with the .357 that I threw two handfuls of gravel at.
 
2013-09-04 12:52:04 PM  
Fano: Or a priceless Hattori Hanzo sword.

It's not priceless. You can $250 for it in El Paso...

/just bought an 80' mobile home
 
2013-09-04 01:59:40 PM  

Combustion: Giltric: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

I have a double wide on my property that I use as a man cave.

I don't want to track mud, smoke cigars and spill beer all over the house.

I have about 50k worth of guitars, amps, drums, and PAs in there as well as about 300k worth of firearms, and 15k worth of AV equipment. 3 years ago it held an additional 3m worth of gold maple leafs and eagles but I cashed them out.

So basically  NOTHING like a trailer. What's your point?


A better question is, what is YOUR point?  A double-wide IS a trailer.  Pretty much everybody knows that. It's sort of factual and stuff.   And the point would seem to be that people with trailers are not necessarily poor.  Seems pretty clear.   Should it be a shock that people living in housing that is less expensive than the apartments other people with similar incomes live in might live mightd increase the likelihood of the trailer dweller having nicer things?
 
2013-09-04 02:10:52 PM  
Just remembered my Bro's buddy who got angry if you called his double-wide a "trailer" - maybe that is Combustion's beef. so, I'm sorry, a double wide is absolutely definitely not a trailer.  It is a real house, just as any other, and there is no reason for anyone to ever call it a trailer because that would just be ignorant.  It's not like it sits three feet off the ground and is a pair of sometimes shorter mobile homes with the wheels pulled off and the same two inch thick walls, cheap fixtures, and lack of water shut-offs in all the places they are usually expected.  Not at all...
 
2013-09-04 11:14:24 PM  
Read the headline and just knew it was Radio City.  The place is just full of 30-40 year old trailers and a long time blight on the area   http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20101115/NEWS10/11150316/Aba n doned-homes-resold-illegally
 
2013-09-05 12:06:53 AM  

vudukungfu: Unloaded revolver?
isn't that a bit obvious?


Giltric: SecretAgentWoman: Wouldn't you just assume any mobile home you tried to rob would be full of armed tenants not have anything valuable enough to make it worth your while?

I have a double wide on my property that I use as a man cave.

I don't want to track mud, smoke cigars and spill beer all over the house.

I have about 50k worth of guitars, amps, drums, and PAs in there as well as about 300k worth of firearms, and 15k worth of AV equipment. 3 years ago it held an additional 3m worth of gold maple leafs and eagles but I cashed them out.


You like to gloat.
Or you like to troll.

Both share one thing common: if done just right, they can both be amusing; otherwise, it comes across as pretty shiatty.
 
2013-09-05 06:31:23 AM  

abhorrent1: Seems like pulling an unloaded gun on an armed intruder is a bad idea.


Especially a revolver. When it's pointed at you, you can see it's not loaded.
 
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