Written by Captain Mary on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I know that the economy is causing more crime. The police can't be everywhere and by the time you call them it's all over. I have a friend Ralph with a Mango grove. It earns him some money during the picking season and gives him plenty of delicious fruit for his own consumption. Ralph rents the house that sits in the middle of the grove to a very little old lady, Ms. Laura. Saturday Ms. Laura called Ralph and said "Someone is in the grove picking the mango's", Ralph headed over in the golf cart with his crutches. Upon his arrival Ralph confronts the Mango thief, "Put the mango's down and leave my property" Ralph said. A note here is the property is surrounded with "Keep Out Private Property" signs. The Mango thief tell Ralph, "No" and continues to collect the mango's. Ralph again insists that he leave the property and drop the mango's, "You are trespassing", the thief says he has permission from Ms Laura, at that same moment Ms Laura pokes her head out of the door and says "I didn't give him permission, I don't know this man". About that time the mango thief becomes agitated and attacks Ralph, knocking him off his crutches to the ground. The thief didn't realize that it was only then that Ralph had the advantage because he was once a very good wrestler. Ralph got some good licks in and the thief finally fled. From what I understand this thief was not going to give up the mango's, he appeared to be crazy. Its awful to have this happen in your own back yard, is nothing sacred. The police showed up but by that time it was over, it could have gone a different way. What kind of desperate person would attack a disabled person? I know next time Ralph has the opportunity to chase off a thief he will be much better prepared. I think about Ms Laura in the house alone, she can't weigh more than 75 pounds, if she was attacked she wouldn't be here to talk about it. What can we do to protect ourselves? What are people going to do to feed their families, like the mango thief, was he feeding his family or selling mango's for drugs. What is happening to our country. More and more people are becoming desperate and those of us who just try to live our lives are in a peaceful manner become victims. We need more protection for our citizens and the war abroad has caused the downfall of everything at home. Explain to me how a great country like ours can allow this?

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  1. 1 comments: Responses to “ CRIME IN YOUR BACKYARD ”

  2. By Queenie on July 16, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    I think he needs a gun. Don't get one for the old lady though. Old ladies and guns don't mix. Heh.