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Old 05-05-2022, 08:03 PM
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I had a Karen come out her front door and yell at me today about not detecting in her yard. I said I'm not. I'm detecting city property. From the sidewalk to the street is city. From your house to the sidewalk is your yard.

She says she's on the phone with the city. Then yells you need a permit.

I respond, I've got a permit.

Oh, she closes door and leaves me alone.

I tell you, Karen's sure hate when you dig in their weed bed!
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:53 PM
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sheesshh, crazy story.

I think I'll stick to ghost towns / stage stops in the middle of nowhere. So peaceful. So serene.
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:56 PM
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love your replies.

I keep a fake skeleton of a snake in my finds bag, old Halloween decoration, pull it out anytime anyone gives me grief on curb strips. Okay, I'm joking but something like that would be funny

Wha'd you find?

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Old 05-06-2022, 05:42 PM
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Tell Karen to Call 911.

A person can get in trouble for calling 911 for frivolous situations!

If she already has a history with 911 the law may come down on her hard.

Besides, when it comes to push and shove, most people who threaten to "call the cops" Never Do.

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Old 05-06-2022, 08:45 PM
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Yeah that's why I hunt in the desert, no busy bodies to bother you, people suck don't they.

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Old 05-07-2022, 08:19 AM
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Tell Karen to Call 911.

A person can get in trouble for calling 911 for frivolous situations!
I'm aware of a detectorist detecting Valley Forge National Park. I trail run the park and know every inch of it. I see the plugs that are out of the way in the fields, as if he will never be caught. I know they are metal detecting plugs.

I guess I'm a Karen because I want the guy bounced. If I have to follow the law, so should he. Detecting in a national park could give us all a black eye, so I think being a Karen is ok in this situation, if, at the very least, to say we are all not like this.

The bottom line is that I asked the rangers what to do, and they asked where the plugs were, and said call 911 if you see the guy in action. As it was explained to me, reporting a crime, even a crime like this, is not a frivolous use of 911. YMMV of course as to what a "crime" is.

Oh, and BTW dude, if you are reading this -- make better plugs so that they are not so obvious to random people rolling by.

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Old 05-07-2022, 08:36 AM
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I'm aware of a detectorist detecting Valley Forge National Park. I trail run the park and know every inch of it. I see the plugs that are out of the way in the fields, as if he will never be caught. I know they are metal detecting plugs.

I guess I'm a Karen because I want the guy bounced. If I have to follow the law, so should he. Detecting in a national park could give us all a black eye, so I think being a Karen is ok in this situation, if, at the very least, to say we are all not like this.

The bottom line is that I asked the rangers what to do, and they asked where the plugs were, and said call 911 if you see the guy in action. As it was explained to me, reporting a crime, even a crime like this, is not a frivolous use of 911. YMMV of course as to what a "crime" is.

Oh, and BTW dude, if you are reading this -- make better plugs so that they are not so obvious to random people rolling by.
Well that blows someone would detect there.

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Old 05-07-2022, 10:31 AM
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... Detecting in a national park could give us all a black eye, ....
Interesting. I don't disagree with you that this is a no-no.

However, I'm not so sure that blowing the whistle on this person will : "Abate black-eyes" . Seems to me, that if the guy isn't being seen or caught or noticed, that if one of us (who happens to recognize the type plug marks) goes and raises alarm bells, to "make sure everyone notices and is equally upset", is what can make md'rs and md'ing a "front and center issue". When, as you have observed, they are apparently not-being-noticed, in the first place.

An odd "durned if you do and durned if you don't" situation, eh ?
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Years ago I had a guy approach me at a public spot I was detecting and asked "can I help you? " I responded "Sure, you want to run the machine or dig?"
Poor guy didn't know what to say!

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Years ago I had a guy approach me at a public spot I was detecting and asked "can I help you? " I responded "Sure, you want to run the machine or dig?"
Poor guy didn't know what to say!

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Old 05-07-2022, 10:51 AM
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Years ago I had a guy approach me at a public spot I was detecting and asked "can I help you? " I responded "Sure, you want to run the machine or dig?"
Poor guy didn't know what to say!

Hahaha, that’s hilarious I love responses like that to the old “can I help you?”, which is really just a chicken poop way of saying they don’t like whatever you’re doing.

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Old 05-07-2022, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by choppadude View post
Years ago I had a guy approach me at a public spot I was detecting and asked "can I help you? " I responded "Sure, you want to run the machine or dig?"
Poor guy didn't know what to say!


Brilliant!

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Interesting. I don't disagree with you that this is a no-no.

However, I'm not so sure that blowing the whistle on this person will : "Abate black-eyes" . Seems to me, that if the guy isn't being seen or caught or noticed, that if one of us (who happens to recognize the type plug marks) goes and raises alarm bells, to "make sure everyone notices and is equally upset", is what can make md'rs and md'ing a "front and center issue". When, as you have observed, they are apparently not-being-noticed, in the first place.

An odd "durned if you do and durned if you don't" situation, eh ?
Soooooooooo...you're saying it's OK? Well, as long as he/she doesn't get caught?
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Old 05-12-2022, 01:34 PM
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Soooooooooo...you're saying it's OK? Well, as long as he/she doesn't get caught?
Read again : The issue was not : "Ok vs not ok". The issue was : What will cause "black eyes" out of it : Ratting out, or not ratting out ?
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I had a Karen come out her front door and yell at me today about not detecting in her yard. I said I'm not. I'm detecting city property. From the sidewalk to the street is city. From your house to the sidewalk is your yard.

She says she's on the phone with the city. Then yells you need a permit.

I respond, I've got a permit.

Oh, she closes door and leaves me alone.

I tell you, Karen's sure hate when you dig in their weed bed!
A Karen here would say show me the permit!

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A Karen here would say show me the permit!
If Karen tells me to show my permit, I'll just point to the Badge on my cap . . .



. . . And tell her "I don't need no Stinkin Permit"

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I had one tell me to " Get a job you bum!" with a few french words mixed in.

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Years ago I was delivering a load of Sheetrock on a flatbed, when I was out of my truck a “Karen” came up to me and told me he liked the sound of my truck. I said thank you and let it idle

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