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Published:January 3rd, 2010 10:34 EST
Homeowner Uses Empty Beer Cans As Makeshift Alarm System

Homeowner Uses Empty Beer Cans As Makeshift Alarm System

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A resident of a Fargo, North Dakota apartment building doesn`t lock his doors, instead setting empty beer cans on a stepstool in front of the door as a makeshift alarm system.

The beer can alarm was tripped overnight, waking the resident and leading to a fight between the two men.

Fargo police were called to the apartment building at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday on a call of two elderly, naked men attacking each other. The men weren`t naked, but police found them fighting in the apartment." Read More

Fans of the filmmakers the Coen Brothers won`t be surprised to learn that this type of weirdness goes on in Fargo.

The intruder was intoxicated and arrested for burglary. But I`m convinced that the homeowner is also a drunkard. Only a wino would have enough empty beer cans to use as a makeshift alarm system, and only an alcoholic wouldn`t care if his neighbors saw a bunch of beer cans by his front porch.

The homeowner probably spends all his money on booze, and can`t afford to buy an alarm system.

It doesn`t make any sense that the homeowner doesn`t lock his door, because you have an alarm system that doesn`t mean that you can leave your door unlocked. More evidence that the homeowner is such a bar fly, that he doesn`t have many moments of lucidity.

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