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Old 08-21-2017, 11:02 AM   #1291
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It is hard to know-one imagines from what we saw that Bill wasn't the easiest guy to live with so maybe she did this to him for amusement/get her own back, maybe she/him/they had some desire for attention, maybe he arranged the whole thing hoping for a divorce.

The case really raises a lot of questions-why didn't they report the first two break-ins? How did the person get their phone number every time they changed it? Why did all the items get returned? Why was the writing disguised? All of these things point to it being a family member or members working alone or in conjunction with Bill & Dorothy or one of them. Why after this going on for a year or more didn't they look into video surveillance which was around in the mid 1980's or hire a private detective?

Then we have the problem of there being nothing reported after November 1993, why did it seemingly suddenly stop without the supposed objective of one guesses them moving being obtained? If it continued then why does there seem to be no reports of it anywhere? Being pre-internet maybe there were further occurrences that got reported in the local papers, but again these seem not to have manifested & you would think this would be a huge story there after national exposure, none of their kids appears to have made any comment about it as to whether it carried on, what their take on it was etc.

If you ask yourself these questions, but you can't come up with a legit answer it's because you're thinking too hard. One or both were in on it. That's the only answer.

Who else would steal their stuff and bring it back? Who would keep calling despite a number change? Who would leave a note on the property even when all of the family is there? The Wackers.
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I hate to say it, but if you believe that this story is real even after the "stakeout" then I have a couple of magic rocks to sell you. And possibly a timeshare.

As the podcast pointed out it was probably a hilarious sight with Bill parked out front likely making it obvious he was there & of course all the likely culprits there on the spot. I can possibly believe that both Bill & Dorothy might not have been involved, but sure as hell somebody or several people in that family/neighbours were involved.
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Then we have the problem of there being nothing reported after November 1993, why did it seemingly suddenly stop without the supposed objective of one guesses them moving being obtained?

It stopped after it aired on UM correct? They got what they wanted. A spot on television.
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It stopped after it aired on UM correct? They got what they wanted. A spot on television.

As far as we know. It would be interesting if the local rags are on microfiche/disc as to whether anything else happened. It would also be interesting to know if they were pitching for this case to be shown on UM in the years prior & other shows & thought the attack & stakeout might be the thing to get it on air. That there are no recorded incidents after November 1993 with the case airing six months later interesting. Doesn't seem likely somebody doing something for nearly a decade would just stop.
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As the podcast pointed out it was probably a hilarious sight with Bill parked out front likely making it obvious he was there & of course all the likely culprits there on the spot. I can possibly believe that both Bill & Dorothy might not have been involved, but sure as hell somebody or several people in that family/neighbours were involved.

That makes you think doesn't it? If you wanted to catch someone in the act why would have that many cars/people outside of your home? In most situations that'll fend out the offender for a little while, but he still slipped through the cracks despite everyone looking out windows.

I honestly imagine Bill & Dorothy sitting on the couch watching their segment and laughing hysterically at the fact that it even aired.

Probably hoping it would become a national story and they'd be doing tours on Oprah, and Geraldo. "Hey MA. This new UM show here is how we can make a shiny new 'illion dollars. Hol still now MA. I'm going to WACK you ova the head nao." "Oh PA. WACK me over the head? hehehe you crafty old kook"
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That makes you think doesn't it? If you wanted to catch someone in the act why would have that many cars/people outside of your home? In most situations that'll fend out the offender for a little while, but he still slipped through the cracks despite everyone looking out windows.

I honestly imagine Bill & Dorothy sitting on the couch watching their segment and laughing hysterically at the fact that it even aired.

Probably hoping it would become a national story and they'd be doing tours on Oprah, and Geraldo. "Hey MA. This new UM show here is how we can make a shiny new 'illion dollars. Hol still now MA. I'm going to WACK you ova the head nao." "Oh PA. WACK me over the head? hehehe you crafty old kook"

Maybe the 1st attack was real. Than they made things up because they enjoyed the attention. I think atleast part of it was real.
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Heh. There was a poster about eighteen months ago who just *hated* the idea of Robin's podcast, for whatever reason. This poster ended up recommending the Thinking Sideways podcast every chance she got.

It was so passive-aggressive and hilarious....

I love passive-aggressiveness, as long as it is not directed to me.
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Isn't it possible that the first 2 ransackings weren't reported because they thought maybe an animal had done it? IIRC, they had a dog.
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Isn't it possible that the first 2 ransackings weren't reported because they thought maybe an animal had done it? IIRC, they had a dog.

The "fact" that the first two ransackings were not reported is misinformation.

It is not stated anywhere in the segment whether they did, or did not, report them.

In other words, we really don't know.
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The "fact" that the first two ransackings were not reported is misinformation.

It's inferred in the segment when Bill says, "That's it, I'm calling the Sheriff". But you are right, it is never explicitly stated.
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