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ViewPoint: Listen up, crooks and con men

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August 28, 2008

Today we want to talk to the criminals and future criminals in our area.

Yes, we know you are watching, because you go and turn yourself in, after being shown on our "Most Wanted" wall of shame.

We're hoping a direct appeal to you will have some positive effect. You've seen the arrests, the mugs shots, the court appearances, the cell door slam behind them.

Several are caught the next day, some in a few days, most within a week. We wonder if you knew in advance you would be caught, would you do it anyway?

You will be caught, you won't get to spend the money to stole, your so-called best friends will turn you in, and your family will be embarrassed you even belong to them.

Bottom line- it won't be the answer to the problems in your life. Give yourself a break, try another job, finish your education, ask someone for help, try anything except what you're about to do, that is against the law.

You should also be warned that the public is scared right now, they are tired of working hard for what they have, and having some jerk steal it. They are buying guns, you're risking your own life, when you threaten someone else's.

Or just don't listen, we will see you soon on "Most Wanted" and then fitted for that attractive orange jump suit.