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What’s This WORLD Coming To?

Or correctly, To What Is This World Coming?

I was waiting out back (the parking lot) behind our townhome for J. to arrive from work and collect me.  We had scheduled a dinner out.

Then, I heard a sharp, crunching noise.  Then I heard it again.  I looked to my 4:00, and there were two misguided youths undisciplined criminal vandals next to the North block wall of the complex.  Taking turns kicking it with side kicks (!), and pointing to the ever-increasing weak spots in the wall’s construction!

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I immediately yelled at them to stop.Their response was to look at their shoes, mumble “Sorry”, and then hurriedly climb over the section of the now destabilized wall.  If I’d been smarter, I’d have gotten closer and taken cell phone photos of them to show the homeowner’s association and the police.

Shortly thereafter, J arrived, and I asked her to drive North to the next turn in, to see if I could spot them.  I wasn’t able to get a good face photo.

misguided yutes

misguided yutes

I’ve been told that section of wall is vandalized and has been repaired regularly, for years.  (It’s a short-cut from various schools.)

The question is, should I bother notifying the authorities (the local police and homeowner’s association) or, since no one else seems to care and they just keep repairing the wall, should I just forget about it?

It’s one of those ‘he said – yutes said’ situations…

PS – (now, to sound like an old man):  When I was a kid, it never even occurred to me to damage anyone else’s property, let alone trespass!  I got in serious trouble for walking across the corner of a neighbor’s lawn – by about two feet – when my Dad saw me.

These clowns obviously never heard the phrase‘ life, liberty and property’ in history class!

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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7 thoughts on “What’s This WORLD Coming To?

  1. They’ve probably never heard of history class.

    Posted by Robert Fowler | August 1, 2013, 8:49 am
  2. They DO need to be held accountable… you have the skill and technology to make that so. :-)

    Posted by Old NFO | August 1, 2013, 9:19 am
  3. In the small town where I grew up, they’d never have heard the owner’s baseball bat as it approached them, either. Too bad no one has acquainted them with that experience: once learned, never forgotten.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 1, 2013, 9:46 am
  4. Those particular ones are not on site so no proof. But I’d notify the homeowner’s association. And the next time call the police without making presence known so they’re still at it when the cops arrive.

    My condo was across the hall from the garbage room. Heard suspicious sounds one Saturday and came out just in time to see group of problem youts come out of room. I’m not tall but I must roar good, because they came to a halt when ordered, including the one in the back who tried to quietly slip out. Stopped dead when I bellowed “You stand right THERE!” Stuck my head in the garbage room to see just what I expected – they had torn open bags and strewn garbage all over. So they were marched back in and picked every piece of garbage up. Overheard – “If I’d known I’d have to clean it up I wouldn’t have done it.” Yeah, kid, that was the purpose of me spending part of my Saturday in a garbage room overseeing you cleaning up your mess.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | August 1, 2013, 11:45 am

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