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    Default Burglary at Boston Firehouse

    Earlier this week upon returning from a three alarm fire in Roxbury members of Engine 42 and Rescue 2 arrived back at their firehouse to find an intruder in the midst of a heist, attempting to steal a laptop as well as a hockey bag full of goodies. I understand this used to be a common occurrence and still is in some parts of the country, but it's not something you read about every day and it's probably rarer that they actually catch the guy in the act.

    Link: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/reg...icleid=1223475

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    Sometimes, these guys have a case of vertigo and have actually been known to fall down stairs or fire pole holes. I wonder why this guy didn't fall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Sometimes, these guys have a case of vertigo and have actually been known to fall down stairs or fire pole holes. I wonder why this guy didn't fall?
    Yes..., This strikes me as odd as well. Seems that gravity was on his side. Too bad.

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    Suspect then slipped and fell down the stairs tumbling all the way to the bottom where his face came to a sudden stop against a brick wall....
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    We had a rash of thefts recently at several stations (my house included). The crooks even got a couple vehicles. It happens. I make sure to booby trap the cot room when I have cot watch so as not to be caught off guard by an unauthorized visitor. That happens too.

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    several year ago before i was at my station. the night watch woke up in the middle of the night and walked into the kitchen and found a guy sitting at the table eating food he stole from the fridge.
    a few months ago one of the stations caught a guy and chased him down as he walked out the firehouse with a few goodies. caught him about a block away. I think he might have been glad when the police showed up. Same station one of the lts had his window open one night and smacked a guy across the hands with a yard stick as he attempted to climb through the window by his desk. he said all he could see was the guys hands through the blinds. hahaha

    sadly it happens, we have to pull out then shut the bay door and watch as we leave to make sure no one slips in as we leave. luckly the window bars and ten foot fence keep most of the people out.

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    The only thing worse than a thief is a rat. We had a wallet and a watch stolen in our house.

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