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post #41 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:39 PM
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When anyone enters a yard with a no trespassing sign posted on their fence or gates they can be charged with criminal trespassing. Maybe it is going to take you having one or two of them arrested to get the point across to them.

I would have been very angry myself it they had invaded my space and then threaten my dog. Hope that you can get this straightened out and people start obeying signs.

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post #42 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:47 PM
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I have been pretty happy with my No Soliciting sign. It pretty much covers it all. And the sign is nice and big that it can be seen from the sidewalk.

"If you don't have an appointment or we don't know you - DO NOT DISTURB US !!!"


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OK- I called the police, they came out and took a report. Said to call them immediately if it happens again. I'm going out this evening to get a locking cable for my gates. I'm also going to get some signs that say "Dog on Premises." That way it isnt "threatening" but alerts that there is a dog here. I talked about doing that a while ago and never got around to it. Kicking myself now.

I called the church and asked to speak to the person in charge of sending these groups out and gave them my address, told them I already filed a police report, and will pursue charges next time. It wasnt received well, but he said he understood and would "make note."

To answer some questions-No, it isnt that they are just handing out flyers that bothers me. They bang on your door and try to convert you on your front porch. They are very persistent, and you almost have to be rude to them to get them to shut up and leave. This has been an issue for months now, and sometimes it the same people that show up so they know what I'm going to say. I didnt want to be a JW last week and I still dont this week.

We dont get packages or visitors to our home very often so I'm always prepared when someone or something is due to show up.

I have done my job in making sure that my dogs cant get out of *their* yard, and bother anyone outside my fence. They should be safe in their own yard.

I attached a picture so you all can see how my yard is fenced/not fenced. It might make more sense to those who asked why they had to come in my gates. As you can see in the photo, part of my drive way, my front yard, and mail box are not fenced. If you are coming in my gates, you make an immediate left and walk up the steps to the front door.
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post #44 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:38 PM
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I"m glad you filed a police report. Converting is one thing, threatening is another.

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post #45 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:44 PM
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I've got a sign that says forget about the dog beware of the owner and has a huge gun on it those **** JW people still knock on my door. They have to open a farm gate and my house is back on acerage and still they come. I can't lock the gate because the darn meter reader needs to come in. This is reason my dogs can't go out in full yard unless we are outside with them.
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post #46 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:53 PM
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you go and get a heart from the store, I big ol butcher knife, gloves and an apron. Get all bloody, when they come to the door, answer it with knife in one hand, heart in the other, when they see you yell back over your shoulder "Honey! We have more guests for the ritual sacrifice!" It worked for a friend of mind and I tried it, never seen them run so fast...
I totally agree with what you did. Calling the police. They have no right to come on your property like that. But I have to admit the above post made me laugh to tears.
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I'm glad you filed the police report! They have NO business threatening you when they came onto your property illegally! Just look at Balen watching your boy. I'm here to tell you now, if your son was outside with Balen when someone attempts to come through that gate, someone's going to get bit! When I was 2 or 3, the standard poodle we had (who never bothered anyone) was outside with ME in our fenced yard. The meter man came in like he always did. She ripped the seat right out of his pants! They are protective of their children, and can respond very differently if their kid is in the yard with them. She had never bothered the meter man before... and no one thought about me being out in the yard at the time. Just a heads up... because Balen is SO in love with your boy.
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Hopefully you won't have to pursue charges further. We have JW's come to our house every now and then,but they aren't pushy. We also live in rural area even though you see houses everywhere.
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Glad you filed the report too. I have a 'German Shepherds at Play' sign on one gate and a 'German Shepherd Crossing' sign on the other gate.

I do not like beware of dog but I also want to let folk know there are dogs.

The UPS lady is so afraid of my dogs barking when she rings the door bell that she runs up drops the package and takes off again without ringing the bell.

Door bell rings dogs bark. Does not mean they will bite and I can quiet them easily but by then UPS is gone already.


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