Detroit Homeowner Is No Dummy, Though His Anti-Crime Decoys Are

November 20, 2013, 9:35 AM

Somewhere on a west side Detroit porch, alongside a porch door with security bars, are other crime deterrents: Two guys in knit caps and sunglasses who never blink.

 They're full-size mannequins that look real, at least from a distance.

Sean Ley of WDIV checked it out and agreed not to give away the location:

They stand guard at his home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At first, and even second glance,  you don’t know if they’re real or not.
A man on Detroit’s west side is so serious about home security, he’s using CPR dummies to help him. . . .
His home is the last home on his block that is still well cared for. The home is surrounded by vacant, burned out homes that attract criminals.

"After being broken in to a few times, my homeowner’s insurance wouldn’t help me cover the cost of the damages, they see risk all around me,” he said.

Even if potential burglars or home invaders figure out the ruse, the resident tells Ley, "they are also figuring out that now they’re being watched. They keep moving."

Read more:  WDIV

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