• @[email protected]
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    4425 days ago

    It doesn’t seem unreasonable to me to set up a camera to watch the building, what makes this hard?

    I’m worried that some child is vastly underestimating the damage they’re capable of, but I guess that’s still a better option than someone doing it on purpose.

    • @200ok
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      1325 days ago

      Is it crazy to fingerprint the cans?

    • @jordanlundOP
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      625 days ago

      The trick is, it’s a 23 story building. It would be super hard to capture anything actionable from 412 feet away.

      • @[email protected]
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        1225 days ago

        That I can see, but surely it would be enough to narrow it down enough to get more focused footage. I’m not saying I’d be thrilled about it if I lived there, but I also wouldn’t be thrilled with a neighbor of mine raining cans down on my head

        • @200ok
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          1225 days ago

          Exactly. At least determine which balcony or window it’s coming from. It’s crazy to think this has been happening for weeks.

          • @[email protected]
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            one reason the blm protests were so virulent, in portland, is the Portland Police Bureau doesn’t investigate crimes….
            my friend had a prowler in her back yard, going through all her stuff and shed….
            she called the cops multiple times and they didn’t even show up.
            they’re a criminal gang… they’ve even been caught selling confiscated drugs and controlling the prices in the city….
            not even a conspiracy theory but something they’ve been caught doing….
            they just really don’t give a fuck… i’ve talked to many people about it.
            btw, from the article:

            Even if they were to go door-to-door conducting interviews throughout the building, which they say remains an option, most people do, in fact, own at least one or two canned goods, making investigating this bizarre situation increasingly difficult.

            yeah, so they haven’t even knocked on doors and asked around…

  • @[email protected]
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    825 days ago

    High speed camera and use the footage to calculate the speed to figure out which floor. Use impact sites and you’ll get the apartment window.

    • @[email protected]
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      2225 days ago

      Or just point a regular ass camera at the building, and when you see an object take flight from a residence, you have your culprit.

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    526 days ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Cans have been smashing down onto the streets below the 23-story Ladd Tower in Portland, Oregon, for weeks now, and local residents have become increasingly concerned over the potentially deadly consequences.

    Workers at the neighboring Higgins Restaurant in downtown Portland say they have been recently noticing cans being thrown out of a building and crashing down beside them, sometimes barely missing them.

    Dylan Shmitt, a general manager at Higgins, told the outlet that there have been some “close calls” with some of their employees and other pedestrians wandering down the street.

    “It’s been happening in the afternoons when people are arriving for our evening shifts, and so it’s a danger to actual commuters and civilians out here,” Mr Shmitt said.

    Even if they were to go door-to-door conducting interviews throughout the building, which they say remains an option, most people do, in fact, own at least one or two canned goods, making investigating this bizarre situation increasingly difficult.

    “Short of someone confessing, PPB personnel can’t search an apartment without probable cause and/or a warrant,” a police spokesperson said.


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