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  1. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Aug 2, 2010, 9:40 AM - A Visit from the Law #1

    Mirax and I were driving home from Vegas last night when we get a call from the alarm company that the alarm at our place was going off. We were still 20 minutes out so we asked them to send out an officer to check the place out. When we arrived the officer had just arrived (glad we weren't in immediate danger!). He checked around the house and then I unlocked the door and he did a very thorough sweep of the house (with us waiting outside). He came back out and said he couldn't find anyone or find signs of forced entry but that one room appeared to have been "disturbed." My heart sank as he led me back toward my office. We go into my office and he points to the carnage...


    ...which was actually piles of post-Comic Con props and costumes and pre-Celebration 5 junk....

    Sheepishly I say, "it was already like that."

    He shook his head, called it in and wished us a safe evening.


    When do you know your office is REALLY a mess? When the police think a burglar ransacked it and no one has touched it but you.
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    Aug 2, 2010, 11:20 AM - Re: A Visit from the Law #2

    LOL. Sounds like my office, too. I've been given an edict to clean it up or else.
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    Aug 2, 2010, 12:14 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #3

    Too funny.
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    Aug 2, 2010, 12:17 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #4

    NICE.

    Pics??
  5. Aug 2, 2010, 12:44 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #5

    whew!! Close scare there ! Clean that sucker up! lol
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    Aug 2, 2010, 2:46 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #6

    i would bet your junk would be like christmas to me. lol
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    Aug 2, 2010, 5:49 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #7

    wow. just wow. go to your room right now, and don't come out until it is clean!
  8. Aug 2, 2010, 6:31 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #8

    LOL!! Glad it was nothing though!
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    Aug 2, 2010, 7:31 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #9

    I know sometimes the alarm has different settings. Like if you have pets, they can roam freely when you activate the alarm. There have been some occasions were people forget to do that and the alarm goes off. Most of all, it was good to know no one was hurt and there was no intruder.
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    Aug 2, 2010, 9:48 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #10



    "I don't care who you are, that's funny right there" <Larry the Cable Guy>

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    Aug 2, 2010, 11:20 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #11

    I thought the story was going to end with the cop shooting a fully dressed Fett mannequin with blaster thinking it was an armed suspect.
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    Aug 3, 2010, 1:45 AM - Re: A Visit from the Law #12

    Quote Jango 5204 said: View Post
    I thought the story was going to end with the cop shooting a fully dressed Fett mannequin with blaster thinking it was an armed suspect.
    Probably my first year on the job there was a alarm call at a junior high school and I almost shot an 8' tall paper mache Santa Claus. I'm a little less jumpy now.
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    Aug 3, 2010, 4:06 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #13

    Quote Jango 5204 said: View Post
    I thought the story was going to end with the cop shooting a fully dressed Fett mannequin with blaster thinking it was an armed suspect.
    That would only work if Art ever actually owned a Boba Fett costume.

    ZING!
  14. Aug 3, 2010, 6:03 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #14

    LLOL (literaly laughing out loud)
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    Aug 3, 2010, 10:11 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #15

    If I remember right didnít Mirax have the alarm go off a few years ago and when the cop showed up almost shot the dummy wearing a costume a room? Or was that someone else? If not yall donít have much luck with that alarm system.lol
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    Aug 3, 2010, 11:17 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #16

    same thing happened to me a few months ago....left the back door unlocked and the wind blew the door open setting off our alarm.....cops arrived to my crazy dog and then almost shot my Boba Mannequin thinking it was a intruder.....
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    Aug 3, 2010, 11:27 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #17

    Man that' great to be a fly on the wall then... LOL!
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    Aug 3, 2010, 11:43 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #18

    Wow! Glad you guys are ok.
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    Aug 4, 2010, 12:06 AM - Re: A Visit from the Law #19

    Quote webchief said: View Post
    That would only work if Art ever actually owned a Boba Fett costume.

    ZING!
    oooh, beat me to it!
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    Aug 4, 2010, 12:39 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #20

    Shortimer, that was me. Fortunately all the mannequins are now in Vegas, but there are District 9 guns, Jango guns, pulse rifles, real guns, my stormtrooper armor, Colonial Marine armor, and some Kevlar Helmets just laying around. So I am sure our house looks very "odd" to most.
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    Aug 4, 2010, 2:13 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #21

    Brother I have lived that so many times! I feel for people like that but I feel worse when we are so busy on the streets that it may take over an hour to get to an alarm call. (98.9% of all alarm calls are false alarms which makes them the lowest priority calls there are) God bless you kids and CLEAN UP YOUR OFFICE!!! (he says as he looks at his own mess.....)
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    Aug 4, 2010, 9:12 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #22

    I thought this was going to end up being a visit from LFL. Whew!
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    Aug 4, 2010, 10:17 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #23

    Wow glad it all turned out... funny story
  24. Aug 10, 2010, 3:52 AM - Re: A Visit from the Law #24

    LOL, I'd loved to have seen your face when the cop said that. Great story.
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    Aug 10, 2010, 11:41 PM - Re: A Visit from the Law #25

    that's because guns are for eminent danger. You got the average response time for police in a rural neighborhood. want to be safe get a shotgun cops are not to to keep you safe they just investigate after the fact.
    glad you are safe though

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