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Old 02-27-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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Had 1 beer about to have another and making a batch of Pilsner.

Got the wort boiling and all of a sudden the alarm goes off. Turn off the alarm and wait for them to call. No call on any of our phones.

20 minutes later, LOUD Knock on door.. 2 police officers with guns ready,

come in check the house and get drivers license. Asked if I was making beer and one makes it also.

Nobody in the house nothing wrong. Dont know why the alarm went off.

Interesting evening....

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:47 AM   #2
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haha... Didn't interupt the brewing process?

 
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:48 AM   #3
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Apartment I assume? What 'alarm' went off?
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:50 AM   #4
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It's the secret beer police checking up on you. They installed the "wort aroma sensor" whilst you were at the car wash last week.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:01 AM   #5
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I'm assuming it was like a Brinks alarm? When I worked dispatch at the police department, I had the alarm company call me a few times with residential alarms. We'd send units over to check it out but usually the alarm company got a call from the resident to cancel the call before units arrived. I'm surprised the alarm company didn't try to contact you.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #6
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False alarms are so common that in many areas police won't even respond until it has been confirmed. One of my neighbors is paranoid and has all of his windows monitored. He sets the alarm, forgets, opens a window - almost weekly. And complains because the alarm company complains about all of the false alarms.
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:45 PM   #7
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In Memphis, if the police show up to a false alarm, YOU get a 50 dollar ticket. I used to work at a health clinic who's alarm went off in the morning right before I got there and I had to sign for the 50 ticket, paid directly to the city. Luckily it didnt come out of my pocket. Weird huh.
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