Crime in the age of tech part 2 (midway)

I’ve previously mentioned it’s been a rough patch since October 31st when my wife was held up at gunpoint on her birthday, then late November when my car was robbed of a lot of stuff due to a key fob getting messed with by a little one, then in December right before Christmas when we had a fire, January didn’t really do much to us but Feb we had a car robbery once again. This time because a door didn’t get locked and evidently the guys are out nearly every night testing doors.

Thought since I’m busy doing much longer reviews (working on Aftermaster, Aftershokz, two book reviews, and the Eyedro electricity monitor,) and dealing with that computer fire (unrelated to the other fire,) I’d give a little midway update while we also await the fate of Pocketables.

My wife got the guy’s plate number, three different people who were robbed that night IDed the same guy out of a blind lineup, it was the owner of that car. Police are currently sitting on it but an arrest was planned last we heard. Dude has a record for similar.

Fire has oddly been relatively unstressful due to insurance company not being jackasses and everyone just accepting that near Christmas it’s going to be a month before anything actually happened. So far the worst has been the ridiculously bad service of a fire restoration company just in trying to get a quote on repairs for insurance (which if you follow me on Yelp you can read about).

Car robbery one (kid probably hit keyfob,) got a complete set of fingerprints, and a theft in excess of $1000 although the guy doing it wouldn’t have realised the enchroma lenses were $400 each. Didn’t have too terribly much of a clue other than the video, until…

Car robbery two (door left unlocked during grocery unloading,) where the guy got some CDs, $50, left full sets of prints, I posted it immediately to our district web page, had a visit from the robber’s neighbor who IDed robber #1 and #2 (who live together,) which I turned over to the police along with links to their criminal records/convictions which are freely available online.

So yeah, there’s that update. Combine that with CES, pinkeye, the flu, and yeah, just getting up and running again ;)

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts

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