Grovers, here’s some news you can use.
Our friends from West Philadelphia tell us the street crooks in that neighborhood have taken to stealing UPS deliveries that are left on porches.
One local resident found a way to fight back. He filled an empty UPS box with his used cat litter, sealed it up and left it unattended on his front step. Sure enough, someone stole it.
We know another guy in that same neighborhood who is worried that a burglar will climb up his rain gutter pole and get into his second story that way. So he has smeared the pole with Vaseline. However, he only put the Vaseline on a section near the top. His fantasy is that a crook will try to make the climb, reach the slippery spot and then plummet to the ground, hopefully breaking a bone or two.
I’m thinking we Grovers could learn a lot about crime fighting from our big-city friends.
– Charles Layton
MUSIC: “Honky Cat” by Elton John