About a year ago, I met a friend for dinner in Ridgefield.

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We both pulled into our parking spaces, I got out, he greeted me and we started to walk into the restaurant. He said, "wait, did you lock your car?" I realized I forgot and I said "what's the big deal? Everything is safe, we're in Ridgefield."

My friend who happens to be a cop said "WRONG. Go lock your car." He told me that this is no longer anything I could get away with, especially in towns like Ridgefield because they have become targets for thieves looking for quick scores.

To that end, the Ridgefield Police Department is asking residents to make an appointment every night at 9 pm, they are calling it #9pmRoutine. The Department wants everyone to observe the following steps:

They want everyone to set an alarm on their phone for 9 pm each evening and when that alarm rings, you should:

1. Empty mailboxes and retrieve all packages from your porch.

2. Remove valuables from all family vehicles, lock them and close all garage doors.

3. Make sure valuables are not visible from outside your home.

4. Close and lock all ground floor doors and windows.

They say the five minutes you spend on this routine each night can save you hours, days, weeks, months and years or heartache. #9pmRoutine. 

Ridgefield Police Department
Ridgefield Police Department

It's obnoxious that these ass clowns have no limits anymore, annoying that people think they can take the things you worked hard for but the best way to get them where it hurts is to make the job of a thief that much harder.

I don't get it, how hard is it to work for a living? I'm being dead serious, crime really seems far more difficult and hazardous than just getting a 9-5 gig and call it a day.

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