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    I just posted a story about a self-storage owner who is facing kidnapping charges after allegedly barricading a Verizon technician inside an underground vault. The owner was reportedly upset that the worker had parked his vehicle on the facility's lawn. Sounds like this guy really blew his stack. Probably not the best way he could have handled the situation. Have you ever had to keep yourself in check at work from doing something you'd really regret later? What are some of the strangest things you've heard of operators doing out of frustration?
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    Shaking my head in disbelief! What if the repair guy had left his cellphone on the dashboard of his truck? The owner went too far. I guess he never learned any form of conflict resolution during his 71 years on this earth. How he's managed so far is beyond me.
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    Well I don't recommend this to anyone but yesterday I confronted a thief on my facility at 10:00 AM. He was driving a lifted fullsize Chevy that He attempted to run me down with when My back was turned . I turned around to put three 40 mm rounds into the truck luckly He swerved around Me at the last second. I was only struck by the passenger mirror. Needless to say it wasn't a good day.
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    um...what?!
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    I need to correct something on my last post. I was carrying my Glock 40 cal. which I carry exposed every day and I also have a CCW. Ok the person that I approached is someone that had broke into a few lockers and I had figured out who it was . Now the county I live in has almost no law inforcement and has only one patrol officer for the whole county that is not allowed to do any patrols unless the sheriff is on duty. I did call 911 after the threat had left. The operator told me that this would have to be referred to the state police to respond and she said that they would call me back. I did get a call back a few hours later asking me to go to the sheriff's dept. tomorrow and fill out a report so they could try to locate the truck. Yes!!! that's right NOBODY responded to a shots fired call.
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    Priscilla.............you must be down in K Falls!

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    Iam in the Grants Pass area just outside the city.

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    Default Re: How Far Would You Go to Get a Work Truck Off Your Facility's Lawn?

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyISS View Post
    I just posted a story about a self-storage owner who is facing kidnapping charges after allegedly barricading a Verizon technician inside an underground vault. The owner was reportedly upset that the worker had parked his vehicle on the facility's lawn. Sounds like this guy really blew his stack. Probably not the best way he could have handled the situation. Have you ever had to keep yourself in check at work from doing something you'd really regret later? What are some of the strangest things you've heard of operators doing out of frustration?


    I feel this guys pain, we have a cell tower and experience similar things.
    I've gone to the extreme of changing the gate code weekly now, and they must call the cell tower company that actually owns it, and check in with them to get the new code each week if they show up to work.
    Last week I went to the facility at 730am and find the security gate around their tower standing wide open with no one in sight.
    I can completely understand this guys pain for sure.

    I also have problems with people/cell tower workers etc. who feel its OK to park on our lawn. So I went to the extent of installing telephone poles down each side of the entrance drive to prevent this. They are anchored in with large steel rods.
    I actually had a guy ask me why I did this, now he can't park in the grass..........well yeah dumb@#$ that's the reason I did it, you have acres to park INSIDE, but you prefer to park in my nice grass, what an idiot. I told him if I wanted him parking in the grass I'd have laid sod over the asphalt or gravel, or put a park here sign out front.

    Some people don't get it.
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