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Old 10-27-2014, 10:16 AM   #41
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To answer questions about the incident:

It happened at the Fallon, NV Walmart; I called the police and they arrested the person.
Good that he was caught.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #42
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More often than not drugs were probably involved and why would a sane person break into a trailer attached to a vehicle is beyond belief, thus common sense is not involved, just a drug induced high. The fact that the open window is a sign of entrance is the message we do not wish to send.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:56 AM   #43
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To answer questions about the incident:

It happened at the Fallon, NV Walmart; I called the police and they arrested the person.
That is great that they caught the guy. Do you have any suspicions on his motivation?
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:30 AM   #44
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Although a very unfortunate incident, I suspect this is a unusual situation and like Jim I wont get to caught up in security.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:51 PM   #45
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I recently had a very scary situation where someone tried to break into my Escape (while I was in it at 4am). I was parked in a Walmart parking lot within a few feet of 3 other rv's. Before I go on my next trip I want to have a security system installed. Any suggestions? (Please don't say a dog...mine slept through the entire incident!)
Sharon, you have not said how. Tried to open the door and it was locked? Did you have an outside light on? I don't know how long you have been using a trailer but I would not stay at a Walmart unless absolutely necessary and only with others who it seems would be helpful nearby. You see lots of men saying how they stay at them or anywhere, and no problem. Women live in a different world and many men will not get that. You found that even with others there, you had such an occurence.

Campgrounds are far safer, not that you can ignore safety considerations. Walmarts, rest areas and such are frequented by people that you will just about never see in a campground, especially when there are often hosts or rangers patrolling the grounds. You are basically on your own at non-campground sites. Something awful can happen at either but I believe it would be much less likely at a campground.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:00 PM   #46
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Her was her response when I raised the question.

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Sharon, you have not said how.
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The person tried to pry the front window rock guard cover open, tried the door, then stuck their hand up between the screen and glass of the window I had open (thoughts of a scene from The Walking Dead!). Fortunately, no damage was done.
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I missed that or forgot. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:04 PM   #48
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I usually just look for a quiet residential street, or a field approach on an out of the way rural road, or something similar. I have never had to use something like a Walmart parking lot, but probably would if I was in a place where searching something else out would take too much time. I always thought that they were deemed relatively safe, as they are usually lit, and often have security people and cameras about. Is this not the case?
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They are frequented by people who are just not seen at campgrounds, to have a problem in the first place. Campgrounds generally tend to not be in heavily trafficked areas although some are.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:44 PM   #50
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The first thing I saw when crossing the border into Nevada from California was a sign that read:

Crack cocaine kills. Stop the addiction.

At the time, I made note of it, and thought that was a strange welcoming to the state.

After the incident in Fallon, it explained everything.
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