For pete's sake, don't leave empty electronics boxes out on curb - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

For pete's sake, don't leave empty electronics boxes out on curb

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Really, folks, one of the least intelligent things we can do these days is to let others know just what we have in our homes.

And as folks clean up after Christmas, many have already started putting out their trash. And that could attract crooks.

In fact, on the day after Christmas few years ago, WTOL's crime expert retired TPD Sergeant Richard B. Murphy found some empty electronics boxes and other goodies outside of Crystal Kruzel's house.

"The box is here. The bad guy is going to come and see your box ad go.. eewww," explains Murphy.

"There's just boxes everywhere, boxes, wrapping paper, and the more kids you have, then the more stuff you have," said Kruzel.

Murphy says crooks will use her trash can to figure out all the new goodies she has inside her home.

Al Woerner says all the wrapping and boxes outside his home were from his grandchildren, who actually left on Christmas day.

"It's something, to be honest, you don't want to think about. You try and hold the holiday spirit and if they actually stopped in and broke in here, they'd probably feel sorry for me and leave me something because the kids took everything with them."

But once Murphy helped him realize there could be ramifications, he put the packaging back in his garage.

Related Stories:

Northwest Ohio pawn shops on alert for holiday thieves

Christmas clutter could draw unwanted guests

CrimeTracker: Protecting your house from the bad guys

Copyright 2010 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Driver injured, charged with 5th OVI in 1-vehicle crash

    Driver injured, charged with 5th OVI in 1-vehicle crash

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:32:02 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle injury crash that occurred on CR 185 in Sandusky County on Saturday. The crash occurred at 4:54 p.m. 

    More >>

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle injury crash that occurred on CR 185 in Sandusky County on Saturday. The crash occurred at 4:54 p.m. 

    More >>
  • Family, friends remember local woman at vigil at Happy's Pizza

    Family, friends remember local woman at vigil at Happy's Pizza

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:23:17 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Family and friends gathered at Happy’s Pizza on Dorr street last night to remember a local woman who was shot and killed on the job. 

    More >>

    Family and friends gathered at Happy’s Pizza on Dorr street last night to remember a local woman who was shot and killed on the job. 

    More >>
  • Del Monte voluntarily recalls veggie trays

    Del Monte voluntarily recalls veggie trays

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:15:00 GMT
    (Source: FDA)(Source: FDA)
    (Source: FDA)(Source: FDA)

    Del Monte Fresh Produce announced a voluntary recall Monday of 6-ounce, 12-ounce and 28-ounce vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip. The product was sold in multiple states, including Michigan.

    More >>

    Del Monte Fresh Produce announced a voluntary recall Monday of 6-ounce, 12-ounce and 28-ounce vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip. The product was sold in multiple states, including Michigan.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly