‘Door hangers’ can be an invitation to burglars

Editor,

There is a local organization using “door hangers” to advertise its event and is planning on hanging its flyer over the Labor Day weekend. Our city should find this practice unacceptable and put a stop to it.

In Oak Harbor, we have many houses where people have deployed, are unoccupied for a period or the residents are gone for the holiday weekend. These “door hangers” can serve as a flag to criminals that a house is unoccupied and that they can be burglarized at will.

Any organization that leaves flyers or door hangers on houses really needs to cease the practice immediately. We have enough problems with home break ins in our community without giving the criminal element any more information than they can already gather.

Let’s begin to watch out for each other. If you see these flyers on people’s doors, please watch out for your neighbors and take them down. After all, it should be neighbor watching out for neighbor.

Tony Minich

Oak Harbor

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