Saturday, July 10, 2010

Burglar's Ladder Re-Purposed For NoMi Revitalization...

Photo and blog post by John Hoff

JNS contributor "Hans" recently wrote a blog post about chasing off a would-be burglar in the Eco Village, and how the burglar left his ladder behind, click here.

Well, as fate would have it, I needed a ladder...

...because the ladder I had previously was a loaner, owned by an active and helpful citizen in the Jordan Neighborhood. So Hans told me I could have the "burglar ladder," since Hans didn't need the ladder and, really, it was too nice for aluminum scrap.

So now the "burglar ladder" is mine and will become yet another resource in the battle for neighborhood revitalization.

Here's a message for would-be burglars who think they can get away with something in the Hawthorne Eco-Village: next time, could you please try to commit a crime with a rototiller? I could use one of those. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

Oh good. Now you can get that awful sign litter that is just out the Hawkman's reach. Or, perhaps you can even use it to get a shoe off of a powerline.

Johnny Northside! said...

Yeah, that's the kind of stuff I pictured.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

And especially while I'm in Africa for a while, it would be quite reassuring to have someone taking down sign spam in Hawthorne (or throughout NoMi, for that matter).

Thanks a bunch, John!

Johnny Northside! said...

Received this from 311:


Email Ref: E68083B4CB50C

Re: 2430 Logan Ave. N.

Dear John,

We appreciate your email.

We will contact Housing Inspections to follow up on your concern about the squatters. The exisiting 'Vacant and Open to Trespass' reference number is 392012. An order to have the window sealed was sent to the owner with a 7/16/10 due date.

If there is anything else we can help you with please contact us. Thank you for emailing the City of Minneapolis.