Daily English 1029 - Types of Vandalism
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Jim: Did you hear what happened to the Romeros?
Helene: No, what?
Jim: They went on vacation for a week and vandals broke a couple of windows in the back of their house and tagged their living room walls with graffiti.
Helene: That’s terrible! There are always punks who like to egg houses in this neighborhood for fun, but this is much more serious.
Jim: I think things are getting out of hand. Every week or two, we hear of incidents of people having their tires slashed or their cars keyed.
Helene: And the Jamisons had their flowerbeds trampled and a small fire set on their lawn three weeks ago. This neighborhood is really going downhill.
Jim: What should we do about it?
Helene: What do you mean?
Jim: I think we should start patrolling the streets at night.
Helene: You mean organize a neighborhood watch? Wouldn’t that be dangerous?
Jim: If you’re worried, when you see something suspicious, call the police.
Helene: And you think they’ll come in time to catch them? The police aren’t known for quick response times in this neighborhood.
Jim: Then we’ll go after them ourselves.
Helene: You mean be vigilantes? I’m not sure that would be wise.
Jim: Why not? If Clint Eastwood can do it, so can I. Go ahead, punk, make my day!
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