This thief actually milking the system



“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”― Frédéric Bastiat

S U R V E I L L A N C E   A N D   E X E C U T I O N

Sometimes when you casually glance outside your suite window or patio door you catch a glimpse of humanity in the raw. Sometimes at its best. Other times not.

In the above set of photos I watched this youngster slowly move from vehicle to vehicle in his search for a power supply to sustain his electronic gadget’s power. He moved stealthily connecting the phone connector cord to a number of the outdoor outlets until he hit one that was generating electricity.

In the first photo he crouched low behind a vehicle and after making himself comfortable spent twenty minutes enjoying himself on the apparatus. His actions were animated and the smile on his face increased with each passing moment.

He apparently knew what he wanted to accomplish and did so. The only obstacle to his afternoon of fun and games was a sudden rain shower. He packed up his gear, raised the hood over his head and walked away.

You might say that the tenant is the one at fault for leaving the power supply to the block heater outlet turned on.

On the other side of the coin you might also argue that the waif’s parents failed in teaching this child right from wrong.

The photos tell the story. Interpret them as you like.



    • In many parts of the country Lisa the outlets are used to power the block heaters used on cars during the winter months. Battery blanket warmers are also used. I guess one day the plug ins will be provided for the electric cars. But right now no. Be safe. 🙂

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    • The power control for the outside outlets at this site are managed inside your suite There is a switch that the tenant can flip on or off. Many “new” tenants are unaware of this factor. The tenant whose electricity was being “siphoned” was not home at the time. Tenants py for the use of the power to this outside plug in. The water if paid by the rental company. Somethings you can and can’t control I guess. Thanks or writing Susie. Be safe. 🙂


  1. There are two sides to every story. The pictures often allow us to interpret it one way. This highlights that issue that sometimes becomes a problem. You are right and that quote is spot on, but we don’t know the full story.

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