Town Square

Post a New Topic

Electronics go missing in overnight home burglary as couple slept

Original post made on Oct 24, 2020

For the third time this month, Palo Alto police are investigating a home burglary that happened during the early morning hours while the residents were asleep, the department said in a press release Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 23, 2020, 3:32 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Oct 24, 2020 at 8:10 am

Jennifer is a registered user.

Burglars are operating over night because more people are home during the day. Don't leave a key to your house under a mat. A security camera would help too.

Posted by Lee Forrest
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 24, 2020 at 9:07 am

Lee Forrest is a registered user.

> "A security camera would help too."

^ does having a dog regardless of its size as there are three kinds...a bark/watchdog, a guard dog & an attack dog (depending on one's preference).

Cats on the other hand, are absolutely USELESS when it comes to protecting a home (and the same could probably be said for aquarium fish).

Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 26, 2020 at 2:31 pm

Hulkamania is a registered user.

Lee Forrest sez, "Cats on the other hand, are absolutely USELESS..."

Not necessarily. My brother roomed with a guy, Bill, who owned a manx cat. Bill came home one night totally drunk and crashed on his bed. He slept with the window wide open. Sometime later Bill awoke to screaming and crashing noises. He thought he was having a nightmare.

While trying to get his head together the manx kitty jumped in through the open window and started to rub up against him. The cat was wet. He turned on the light and discovered the cat was covered in blood. Bill checked the cat out but couldn't find any wounds so he cleaned him up and went back to sleep.

The next morning the roomies discovered blood outside the window and a blood trail that went all the way to the sidewalk. They figured someone had come through the window and the kitty attacked him and rode him all the way to the sidewalk while laying waste to his epidermis.

Useless indeed.

Posted by Lee Forrest
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm

Lee Forrest is a registered user.


The Manx cat is an exceptional breed of feline from the Isle of Man and they are somewhat 'dog like' in nature...very protective, used for hunting game, & highly intelligent.

The majority of household cats do not fall into this unique category...thus useless.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 28, 2020 at 1:30 am

Anonymous is a registered user.

I’d prefer if more people kept some outdoor lighting on at night instead of turning that off, creating pockets of near total darkness. I’m not in public safety, but would guess criminals dislike light -

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox.

North Ventura Planning Area Alternatives
By Steve Levy | 2 comments | 2,270 views

Town & Country welcomes SF's Wildseed, a 100% plant-based eatery
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 1,268 views

Why does it take Palo Alto so long to get things done?
By Diana Diamond | 0 comments | 1,147 views

By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 676 views