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Old 01-29-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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From CBStv11.com (http://cbs11tv.com/local/local_story_028224639.html (broken link))

"The city saw a 57 percent increase in car burglaries from 2005 to 2006, the largest increase they've ever seen, according to police. Most of the theft takes place in retail areas, where thieves are targeting what police call easy victims."

Which makes me wonder, why would someone leave something of value, in open sight, inside their vehicle?
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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They falsely believe that because they are in a "new" "safe" area that nothing will happen. Same goes for people that live in gated neighborhoods. They falsely believe that just because there is a gate at the front entrance that they can leave their overhead garage door up all day and night. What they don't realize is that it could be someone that the neighbor let in doing the stealing. The neighbors teenage friends come over and everytime they notice all of these doors up and no one around...... hmmmm. Crime of opportunity. A false sense of security can be a dangerous thing.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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If you look at the Frisco Online forums, you'll see alot of folks complaining about burglary:

http://www.frisco-online.com/forum/index.cfm (broken link)

I think this is just pars for the course in a brand new community with so little infrastructure, lighting, etc.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well damn that is where a lot of nice cars are. A woman was just murdered in a model home in McKinney.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:29 AM
 
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"A woman was just murdered in a model home in McKinney."

I've always thought that those model homes were a little too inviting for criminals. Since most Realtors are attractive women, it seems like the perfect balance of circumstances for these types of crimes to occur.

They think they already found the guy that did this:
http://www.nbc5i.com/news/9794725/detail.html

Can anyone tell me where this DR Horton community was in Mckinney ? Stargazer, do you know ?
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Well damn that is where a lot of nice cars are. A woman was just murdered in a model home in McKinney.
That is why when I go to Frisco I leave the beemer at home and drive the old pick up truck.

Yes, they have caught the guy. The subdivision is a DR Horton one in Craig Ranch, Hemingway Townhomes located near Custer & 121.

As for the realtors and safety. You don't see as many open houses anymore. They used to be all the time but agents stopped doing them. Years ago there was a guy going around making appointments w/ realtors to meet him at a house and he would rape them. One of the agents that worked w/ my mom got attacked by him. Now most agents and agencies require that all new clients come into the office first, they get a copy of their drivers license, and then other people in the office got a chance to see him. Though there is a disgruntled client of Ebby Hallidays now. He has been going around for a few years now up to their offices and throwing paint on cars in the parking lots, slashing tires, etc. They know who he is and why he is "disgruntled' is a joke. I can not remember the details but it pretty lame and for him to do such like he is is worse than anything he is blaming on Ebby or the agents. Besides it could be a customers car he messes up but this guy does not care. Oh well some people just have miserable lives.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:58 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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>>That is why when I go to Frisco I leave the beemer at home and drive the old pick up truck. <<

Ha! Maybe I won't get rid of my 1998 Dodge Caravan with 160,000+ miles on it when I move there :-)
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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And people accuse people in Plano with driving BMWs.... I'll bet no one looking at my car as potential target.

1997 VW Jetta, with the rubber strip on the doors missing on the driver's and passenger's doors, and it's falling off the rear passenger's door. The door panel is missing from the driver's door. And the poor thing has 210,000 on the odometer. And don't try rolling down the windows, they might not make it back up. but then, it's paid for, and it still runs. And I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and drive it 1000 miles, beyond changing the oil.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That is why when I go to Frisco I leave the beemer at home and drive the old pick up truck.

Yes, they have caught the guy. The subdivision is a DR Horton one in Craig Ranch, Hemingway Townhomes located near Custer & 121.

As for the realtors and safety. You don't see as many open houses anymore. They used to be all the time but agents stopped doing them. Years ago there was a guy going around making appointments w/ realtors to meet him at a house and he would rape them. One of the agents that worked w/ my mom got attacked by him. Now most agents and agencies require that all new clients come into the office first, they get a copy of their drivers license, and then other people in the office got a chance to see him. Though there is a disgruntled client of Ebby Hallidays now. He has been going around for a few years now up to their offices and throwing paint on cars in the parking lots, slashing tires, etc. They know who he is and why he is "disgruntled' is a joke. I can not remember the details but it pretty lame and for him to do such like he is is worse than anything he is blaming on Ebby or the agents. Besides it could be a customers car he messes up but this guy does not care. Oh well some people just have miserable lives.
That is pretty smart to drive an older car through a nice area. I have driven an old car through Grapevine-Colleyville, and I have gotten the strangest looks from people. I don't have that Nissan anymore, though.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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I wonder if you took the mall out of Frisco what the crime would look like ? That mall attracts people from all over, so I wouldn't paint Frisco as crime ridden too quickly. I think there are alot of bored kids in places like Frisco/Mckinney going around doing misguided stupid things....like teens do. But niether of these places are anywhere close to crime ridden.

As for Realtors....they need to pack some heat. This is Texas, I thought people carried guns. If a Realtor shoots one of these would be attackers, I bet we see the rate at which this happens drop off quickly.
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