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Wisp in the Mist
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It wasn't much, but that's so not the point!


Someone just came right up on my front porch, and stole my Dollar Tree tombstone chalk board!

It was out there when I got the mail an hour ago. I opened all the windows, to clean house, and the dog totally flipped out. Now I know why! I'd have let her chase them, if I'd realized what was going on.

Jerks!
 

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Oh noooooo that's terrible. ..why do people do this. It just ruins it for everyone... Sometimes It's not just the cost of losing items it's the principle and the hurt it causes. Some people are just nasty and inconsiderate. Fingers crossed they don't come back.
 

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What is wrong with people?!? I don't understand the mentality that it's ok to go on someone else's property and just take what you want. I hate thieves!!! :mad:
 

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I'm so sorry to hear that. I hate having to get everything out either the day before or day of Halloween both because it's a PITA and I want to enjoy my stuff, rather someone else enjoying it! But, that's what we do. :(
 

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Do not let it ruin your holiday. I usually do not have a problem in my neighborhood but this year I bought 4 small skeleton spiders and sprayed them with glow in the dark paint. I put them out before my fencing and now they are gone. I am sure someone thinks they really got away with something but frankly I will never understand that mentality.

I went out bought 7 more and two large spiders, painted them and set them up after my fencing was in place. That way, it is less tempting because it can not be a quick grab and run.
 

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Sorry this happened. May the thief get boring candy and rotten apples in their trick or treat bag this year. And a cavity. ;)

Someone on the forum suggested to me those cheap window alarms from Amazon. They're about six bucks each depending on the brand. I'm thinking of ordering some but have to look at how they work first. Wouldn't want a 128 decibel alarm shrieking at 3am because the wind knocked something over.
 

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Thanks, everyone, I laughed at the "gets a cavity" comment. :)

Thanks Spooky McWho! You don't have to do that, though. The shipping would be too much for something like that. I'm sure that our store still has some. If not, I'll put up my larger plain board and make it fancy. ;) I'll also tie that sucker down!

I do have some of the window alarms from Dollar Tree. I didn't put one on, in case it would blow over. I did check that, too. I walked the whole block in both directions.

I've been wanting to get the Ring doorbell system, and we've discussed buying a trail cam, too. I think it's time!

I'm sorry to hear about your thefts too, The Pod!
 

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Window alarms from Dollar Tree---tell me more.

Lair Mistress, I am so sorry this happened to you and also to the others who have lost things. Dang thieves! I hope they get caught doing this sometime.
 

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Window alarms from Dollar Tree---tell me more.
They have two parts - when the parts are separated they make a loud noise so if one side is attached to the prop and the other to the ground you'll know if someone picks up or moves the prop. Or if the wind blows it over. One side has a button to stop the noise.

That sucks about the theft, and it's so brazen for such a small item.
 

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They have two parts - when the parts are separated they make a loud noise so if one side is attached to the prop and the other to the ground you'll know if someone picks up or moves the prop. Or if the wind blows it over. One side has a button to stop the noise.

That sucks about the theft, and it's so brazen for such a small item.
pd, this is a picture of the ones that our Dollar Tree carries. I used to have some for my older boys' bedroom doors when they were toddlers. I was always afraid that they might sneak outside when I was sleeping, because they were both extremely quiet. Kind of sounds paranoid, unless you know them personally, haha. The other ones that I had were the First Alert brand, and they were about $10 for 4. I haven't seen them around lately, but they work on the same concept.

 

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