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1,029 - Types of Vandalism

August 29th, 2014

Episode 128 of 489 episodes

Sometimes when things get dangerous, people like to take the law into their own hands. Find out how in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:15 Explanations: 3:39 Fast dialog: 18:24 Jim: Did you hear what happened to the Romeros? Helene: No, what? Jim: They went on vacation for a week and vandals broke a couple of windows in the back of their house and tagged their living room walls with graffiti. Helene: That’s terrible! There are always punks who like to egg houses in this neighborhood for fun, but this is much more serious. Jim: I think things are getting out of hand. Every week or two, we hear of incidents of people having their tires slashed or their cars keyed. Helene: And the Jamisons had their flowerbeds trampled and a small fire set on their lawn three weeks ago. This neighborhood is really going downhill. Jim: What should we do about it? Helene: What do you mean? Jim: I think we should start patrolling the streets at night. Helene: You mean organize a neighborhood watch? Wouldn’t that be dangerous? Jim: If you’re worried, when you see something suspicious, call the police. Helene: And you think they’ll come in time to catch them? The police aren’t known for quick response times in this neighborhood. Jim: Then we’ll go after them ourselves. Helene: You mean be vigilantes? I’m not sure that would be wise. Jim: Why not? If Clint Eastwood can do it, so can I. Go ahead, punk, make my day! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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