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Old 04-17-2015, 11:21 PM   #1
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Someone just threw a rock through my window

Someone threw a rock through my kitchen window a few hours ago. About 9:30pm on a Friday night My wife and I had just put the kids to bed upstairs, and were getting ready to go back down to do dishes when we heard it. Good thing we weren't in the kitchen, as it basically sprayed glass through the entire room, and the fist sized rock went through the window, through the blinds, through the kitchen, and landed in the dining room.

The police took a report, and it took us almost 3 hours to clean up (glass everywhere) and board up the window with plywood. This extra sucks because we're leaving on a trip in 6 hours to go visit my wife's grandfather, who is dying of lung cancer (in hospice care).

I'm considering what, if anything, I should do. It's a relatively safe neighborhood, we have no beef with anyone, and I suspect it was either high school kids, or possibly a local Latino gang. This is northern Virginia.

I'm considering getting a foscam-type setup and mounting it under the eaves. If this was a one-off, it seems overkill, though.

What would you do?

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Old 04-17-2015, 11:26 PM   #2
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From what you said, it's probably just vandal kids. I'd let it go this time.

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Old 04-17-2015, 11:28 PM   #3
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:30 PM   #4
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:45 PM   #5
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:54 PM   #6
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:09 AM   #7
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"....pretty safe neighborhood....could have been the neighborhood latino gang...." haha

just struck me as funny.

Sorry about your window and the fact that it's untimely. Don't sweat it. Be present for your wife and don't worry about the house.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:42 AM   #8
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:55 AM   #9
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Where was it thrown from? Does the window face the street and is it close enough that Joe Average walking by could impulsively pick up a rock and huck it for no reason? Or would the thrower have to come some distance onto your property from the street in order to do this?

Are there rocks lying around or would the thrower need to have brought one with him/her? Are there any other rocks outside from misses or do you think the first attempt was a hit?

Are the acquaintances of your kids old enough to have been in some squabble with them and decide to resolve it like this?

Did your wife break up with her boyfriend recently?

Any glass shops in town that are off to a lousy start for 2Q2015 and might be drumming up business?
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:13 AM   #10
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:36 AM   #11
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Prob your wife's boyfriend trying to get her attention to come to the window, but he threw it too hard.
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Take some Duke memorabilia down maybe?

Ha! I wouldn't dare put a Duke sticker or flag on my car, house, etc in the DC area. Too many Maryland fans around.
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:33 AM   #15
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Throw a rock through five of your neighbors' windows in the next week or two.
Property values plummet, folks move out.
Buy houses at greatly-reduced prices, rent them until prices rebound, then sell.
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Buy a Katana and prowl the neighborhood.


Go to Costco and buy a video DVR with cameras and mount them in the eaves looking out. There is no safe neighborhood in Northern VA with Latino gangs possibly in the area.

Or... Buy the Katana.


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Dress in black, go out at night.
Throw a rock through five of your neighbors' windows in the next week or two.
Property values plummet, folks move out.
Buy houses at greatly-reduced prices, rent them until prices rebound, then sell.
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Dress in black, go out in the next few evenings.
Throw a rock through the windows of six random neighbors.
Fearful neighbors move out, property prices tumble.
Snap up homes, rent until prices rebound, then sell.
?????????
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Snap up homes, rent until prices rebound, then sell.
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Goddamn airport wifi, I thought the first one didn't post after it kicked me out...

It's OK, I threw a rock through the window there too
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