The bored sounding cop said I should hide my cameras better. But I put the cameras up to deter theft, I want potential criminals to to see me cameras and then go away. I don't want to catch criminals in the act. I'll be getting more cameras and better locks now.
We have constant issues with car break ins, bicycle theft and other petty crimes downtown. I don't know how many crimes have been deterred by my cameras. But the guy pictured below was sent back home to serve out his warrant in Alabama after my camera caught him trying to steal my bicycle. He tried to cut the same cable lock that was cut to steal my camera this week. He was unable to cut the cable. At the time the cop told me that those cables are very hard to cut. So either the cop was wrong or this weeks camera thief had some big tools.
Also if someone broke into your car about a month ago and stole the console that holds the stereo contact this blog since the console was thrown into my yard. That console being thrown into my yard and my car being broken into, is what prompted me to put my little camera in a more vulnerable position a few weeks ago.