Thursday, October 9, 2008

City council advises: Leave sheds open for thieves

From the sad spectacle that is modern day Britain:
Tenants have been warned that padlocks can lead to thieves forcing their way through doors and windows of the council-owned sheds to steal garden equipment.

Bristol City Council claims its 'Don't Use a Padlock' initiative will save taxpayers' money because fewer sheds will have to be repaired or replaced.

Its guide reads: "Don't padlock your shed; it can save the shed being damaged if someone does try to get into it.

"If there is a break-in, always inform the police."

Article here. I suppose the council's next bright idea will be to leave your homes and cars unlocked, because the crooks will only find a way to break in anyway. But remember, kids: "If there is a break-in, always inform the police."


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