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Old 07-30-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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I wouldn't call the two men who brutally murdered my cousin and her teenage son and daughter ---honest people.

They passed up the first few houses cuz they were locked.
Hers wasn't .
If that doesn't give you enough reason to lock up nothing will..........
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Midvale, Idaho
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I wouldn't call the two men who brutally murdered my cousin and her teenage son and daughter ---honest people.

They passed up the first few houses cuz they were locked.
Hers wasn't .

Marmac I too am very sorry to hear this.

We do lock the house at night and when we are gone. Not so much we are afraid of some one breaking in but afraid some one might come in and let the dogs or cats loose. I do sleep better knowing the house is locked at night. There are windows open but the dogs will make an insane amount of noise if some one even thinks about taking off a screen.

We also lock our garage. I would hate to have some one break or walk in get hurt trying to steal from us and then sue us for it.

Chris
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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We live in the city and we don't lock our car doors. If someone wants your car or whats in it they'll get it.
Replacement car stereo = $150
Car stereo and window = $300+

What we do tho is make sure all valuables are out of sight and give them no reason to want our car or whats in it.
This is it, exactly. My SO and I have both had people get into our cars living in an urban environment...his had costly damage done to it, because it was locked. Mine was left unlocked, no costly damage done, and I kept nothing of value in it.

In my years living rurally, I never locked my car.

My parents, who live on a farm, haven't ever locked their house, either...their circa-1860 front door operates with a skeleton key, and has an easily smashable pane of glass in it, anyway.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I grew up in a small town and I would never even think about leaving my doors unlocked.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: the piedmont triad
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Why are some people sooooooo proud of never taking simple safety precautions ?

I never understood it.
better to be safe than sorry,or broke trying to replace the things we work hard for.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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better to be safe than sorry,or broke trying to replace the things we work hard for.
That is what insurance is for.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: the piedmont triad
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yes true, our plan has a 1,000 deductable. i'd rather lock my doors take in my valuables(not that i have alot).

Last edited by dispointd in lex; 08-03-2010 at 12:18 PM.. Reason: forgot something
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I dont lock my car, keys are in it and most times my wallet.
Never have locked my house. I dont even know for sure where the house key is.
No one is going to walk down my driveway thru 4 dogs and 9 guineas to steal my car.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: the piedmont triad
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I dont lock my car, keys are in it and most times my wallet.
Never have locked my house. I dont even know for sure where the house key is.
No one is going to walk down my driveway thru 4 dogs and 9 guineas to steal my car.
That is soo cool i only can wish for that sense of security ( i have cats).
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Once again folks go off on a tangent w/o bothering to read the OP.

The OP asks about folks living in---small towns--.

Big difference from people living in --small towns-- and people living in rural areas with long driveways and dogs and shotguns for protections.

Heck , even the title of this forum distinguishes between small towns and rural living.
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