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Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 3:37pm

Oh, there's just one central police neighborhood cop shop.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 3:36pm

I told the police and the non-lingual thieves that if I EVER see them on our property again, for any reason, I'm calling the cops, and filing charges against them.  I don't care if they're trying to tell me the effing garage is on fire; I never want to see or hear them again. I'm also going to ask our gardener (all he does is mow the lawn and rake up the leaves), to let the avocado leaves stay where they are for a month or that I can HEAR anyone walking around under that tree.

If the house burns down, I'm insured.  If those idiot women trip on a tree root, or fall into a cactus patch (our patio is a cactus and rock "garden."....and a cat cemetery.), I have minimum liability, and if they get injured during illegal trespass, it's THEIR fault.  NOT mine.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2015 at 3:15pm

Oh yes, and Carl's air horn. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 3:15pm

Forgot to add...the scar on my back is from the laminectomy & fusion I had in '09....parathyroidectomy, carpal tunnel reduction, and two (benign) tumor removals, one below my left knee, and the other beside my right eye.  (I have to do a "Mr. Spock, eyebrow on 'Stun' " for that one to be visible...I had a plastic surgeon do that one.  Tee-hee.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2015 at 3:13pm

Felaine, those avocados thieves need to learn. Let us think. What are some options: 

Call the police and press charges (I like this one best)

Put a sign on the tree, "Trespassers Prosecuted!" 

Get one of those water shooting toys that you can pump up really hard, and squirt them when you see them picking. 

Spray the tree with itching powder. 

Talk to your city council or mayor.

Persuade the city management to put in a neighborhood food forest with avocados growing for public picking. 

Create a food forest with neighbors and city involvement using Permaculture concepts. 

Ask neighbors to keep an eye open for trespassers and give them produce as an incentive. 

If you have a Neighborhood Cop Shop, as we do in Spokane, get acquainted with them on a first name basis. Take them avocados or whatever nice produce you have. 

Find out what language they speak and put up "No Trespassing" signs in their language. 




Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 3:08pm

On ThanksTaking Day, the "heart patient" was the one who walked away with about 10 lbs of 'cados in a plastic bag.  Some heart surgery...Hah!  Her friend had the fruit-picker and another (empty) bag.


Comment by Idaho Spud on January 23, 2015 at 2:49pm

I suspected that they knew it was wrong, and using the language barrier as an excuse.  The whining one indicates they think they are entitled to your fruit.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 2:44pm

I think I'll let the police (avec translator) handle it.  I want to make things as unpleasant and difficult as possible for these uncivilized, uncultured  women.  Maybe they'll move.  One was whining that she just had heart surgery and was "walking for exercise."  I turned my back, pulled up my T-shirt a little, and showed her the 4 inch scar along my spine....I was going to show her the rest of my scars, but the thyroid one is almost surgeon was an artist!

All they ever had to do was come to the door and ASK if they could have a few avocados.  They never did....they just came into the patio with a long-handled fruit-picker, and helped themselves.  IMO they fucked up royally, and need a lesson. If they 're going to live here, they need to learn how to behave within the laws.

(we've been wondering why so many immature avocados that we saw on the tree last summer had vanished - squirrels get some, but they usually only take a bite or two and leave them attached to the tree. By the time the fruit is mature, the peel just pops right off ...scar and all)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 23, 2015 at 1:53pm

Sk8eycat, perhaps you can get one of those loud and obnoxious air horns, the kind people bring to sporting events.  Next time the thieves come by and start picking, you can deploy your air horn at them.  That would surely bring attention to what they're doing and maybe send them on their way for good. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 23, 2015 at 1:48pm

Oh, frozen grapes are a wonderful summer treat, but they do tend to cause "brain freeze."  Some days you need that in this climate.

Don't know anyone with a nasty dog around here...I see people walking little old mixes, pound rescues, and that's all.

We do have big, noisy coyotes haunting the neighborhood 24/7.  Our next door neighbor moved in with her daughter a year ago, but the gardener comes once a week and grooms the yard.  Yes.  Well.  When the police were here yesterday talking to the Avocado thieves, one checked out the BACK yards on our block, and Mary's was full of coyote turds.  The family who owns the house behind us moved in with their grandchildren, too....more coyote spoor. 

BUT there's no way I'm going to keep one of those predators in my patio.


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