Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Sometimes it isn't about safety. Sometimes, other factors are brought into play. Mind you, when people are asked to remove items from their yards like swimming pools and trampolines, it really is a safety issue, simply because of the dangers possible, even with proper use.

Not this time, though. A family in Wicklow, Essex has been asked to remove their trampoline because their housing association sees a different risk. They seem to think that burglars could use it to access other houses in the neighborhood.

It should be noted that the trampoline is only three feet wide, and one foot high.

Look, unless your potential burglar has also competed in the past in the NBA's Slam Dunk Competition, a trampoline that size is going to do one thing. It's going to get them about a foot off of the ground. It certainly isn't going to propel them through the air, giving them that extra five feet of vertical leap that they might be looking for to get into that easily opened window. In fact, in most cases, if the burglar really wanted something to give them a little extra reach, they could probably find something a little taller and more secure than a child's trampoline.

But it's good to know that the housing association wants people on the lookout for Spud Webb and sports mascots.

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