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boon
1000+ posts
11/27/09 03:04 PM
why would thieves cut power cords?

mom's house got burglarized and the thieves cut the power cords to the tv and other electrical stuff. made me curious

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TXSNOSSponsor
2500+ posts
11/27/09 03:26 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

quicker and less likely to trip?




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apd183
250+ posts
11/27/09 07:56 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

The reason is quickness. It can be hard to untangle the wires behind most TV sets, especially if they're routed oddly. Just cut it and they're gone.

It's relatively easy to replace/splice a new cord on when you have the time.

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l00pSponsor
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11/27/09 10:12 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

They would also potentially come into contact with more things that evidence or fingerprints could be left on, right? Getting your balance against a wall or a piece of furniture or pulling an entertainment center from the wall would mean more prints or contact unless you have gloves. Even then, more time and more risks.

Sorry about the burglary.




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To break this circle that's been placed around me
From time to time, I find I've lost some need
That was urgent to myself, I do believe

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pulque
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11/28/09 11:12 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

They are probably afraid of guardian shag mamba's behind the furniture...Besides that l00p, how do you know so much about burglary?

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wherzwaldoSponsor
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11/29/09 01:01 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

When our apartment got broken into this summer, the thieves took both of our laptops and our Wii. What I thought was funny is that they took all of the power cords/adapters as well. I expected them to be left behind or cut.

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l00pSponsor
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11/29/09 01:31 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

In reply to:

Besides that l00p, how do you know so much about burglary?






Um, I watch CSI?




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l00pSponsor
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11/29/09 01:34 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

Waldo, different scenario. The cost for a special or maybe proprietary cord and power supply is greater than the run of the mill cord for a tv, vcr and the like.

Also, it is easy to carry these items you had taken so the cords can be taken as well since they can be detached and put in a bag or something for transport.

Saw this on an episode of CSI too.




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accuratehornSponsor
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11/30/09 08:13 AM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

But wouldn't the cords be plugged into an outlet? Wouldn't this be a hazardous chance of electrocution? Maybe the thieves are certified electricians.




Knowledge is good

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WooHorn
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11/30/09 12:52 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

In reply to:

But wouldn't the cords be plugged into an outlet? Wouldn't this be a hazardous chance of electrocution?




Nah. Unless it is an air conditioner or dryer household current at a plug is not enough to hurt an adult (I know). If you cut a live wire you are much more likely to just blow the circuit when the wires touch at the cutter (I know).

I have my LCDs secured to the wall with locks and cables (sort of like those laptop security cables). Is that going to prevent theft?

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BigWill
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11/30/09 04:17 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

yeah, and the pissed-off thief will break the tv out of spite.

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Ignatius
2500+ posts
11/30/09 07:47 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

I agree with BW, if a guy gets into your house and everything's locked down, he's gonna go out of his way to [censored] your [censored] up...

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l00pSponsor
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12/01/09 01:05 AM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

Ah, but this is when you release the nerve agent gas and catch him by surprise. He wakes just in time to be treated to the same thing James Bond did in Casino Royale. You know, when he was in the chair?!

Try to steal something from me, I will try to steal something from you, Mr. Bond, I mean, Burglar.




Each way I turn, I know I'll always try
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accuratehornSponsor
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12/01/09 08:13 AM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

You can eliminate me as a suspect, because whenever I steal a TV, I unplug it first.




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l00pSponsor
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12/01/09 12:41 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

I came home earlier to find my tv unplugged. I called your shop, no answer. I am giong to have to bolster my security as my alarm and dog may not be enough. I will lay out magazines on the floor.




Each way I turn, I know I'll always try
To break this circle that's been placed around me
From time to time, I find I've lost some need
That was urgent to myself, I do believe

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accuratehornSponsor
5000+ posts
12/01/09 04:24 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

Foiled again.




Knowledge is good

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aUTfan
250+ posts
12/12/09 07:00 AM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: WooHorn]

In reply to:

Unless it is an air conditioner or dryer household current at a plug is not enough to hurt an adult (I know)





(I know) you were lucky! Don't tell any one that household current isn't enough, cuz it's more than enough to kill any adult. It only takes .25 milli amps to kill a person and the typical CB is 15+ amps. Like i said, plenty, you were just fortunate it didn't get you.

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BigWill
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12/12/09 12:44 PM
Re: why would thieves cut power cords? [re: boon]

In reply to:

I will lay out magazines on the floor.




I believe that Hustler publishes a porn magazine called "Over 60". That should distract him.

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