Post # 1
Went home at lunch today and our security system sign in the yard had clearly been ripped off its pole and was laying a couple feet away. Today isn’t windy and the sign was bolted to the pole, so there’s no way it just fell off. And it was ripped up the side, which likely happened when it was pulled off.
Only other thing I can think of is a dog got to it, but there weren’t teeth marks on it, so that’s doubtful.
What in God’s name would motivate someone to walk up to a house and do that? Nothing else seemed out of place. Now my paranoid side is taking over, and I’m all worried someone is watching our house.
Post # 2
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I was going to guesss an animal. What about a dog on a leash that got loose and maybe the leash wrapped around the sign?
Post # 3
My first guess would be some other company like the gas company had to move through that area, maybe with some sort of equipment, and knocked it apart. If you live in an area where homes are very close together, it could have been a furniture delivery. If it is fairly close to the street, it could be that a work truck hit it (that happened to our Scoop your Poop sign, it got ripped off by the mirror on the UPS truck).
My other guess would be teenagers with nothing better to do.
Do you see anything like tire marks nearby? Has any of your neighbors been having work done on their house?
I wouldn’t be too paranoid because the bad guys don’t usually tell you when they are getting ready to rob you. They just rob you. Chances are, there is a very innocent explanation for it.
Post # 4
…if someone were watching your house (to break in), then they would have known you weren’t home and just broken in. They wouldn’t leave you some sort of sign so you would know they were coming back. Robbers and burglers tend to bank on the element of surprise.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t be too paranoid about it. It is really annoying though.
Are you facing a street where there’s lot of foot traffic? Like a PP, I’m inclined to think it was just some obnoxious teens.
Post # 6
Yeah, my guess would be obnoxious teenagers (or adults!) as well. If someone was actually watching you, they wouldn’t leave you a sign, they would just rob you.
Post # 7
Horseradish: Agree. Robbers or boogie men just rob you, they dont screw with your sign. Keep your eyes open when you get out of the car, dont talk on the phone on your way in the house, pay attention to your surroundings (good advise anywhere, at anytime), but Im sure it was nothing 🙂