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Targets of opportunity

I am, like most others, downcast at the recent rash of auto thefts and/or car burglaries. This certainly doesn’t enhance the image of our communities. But, it also doesn’t say much for the mentality of our citizens, either.

Too many thefts occurred because keys were left in the cars. Too many occurred because cars were left unlocked. Too many occurred because items of value were left in the cars. People, for crying out loud, wake up. This is not good old Sheriff Andy Taylor’s Mayberry; this is the 21st century. Ask for trouble, and you will find it.

Too many people would rather steal than work, but too many will also steal when tempted. So, don’t tempt them. This is comparable to leaving the bank’s money lying on the counter, then crying when it is stolen. Whatever happened to common sense? Too bad about the victims, but the question is, did they learn anything? If they haven’t, they had best begin.



Walt Lawson

Grass Valley


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