Lightning May Never Strike Twice, But Crime Sure Does
By: Mike George
Updated: Thu 1:05 PM, Aug 28, 2008
I have lived in 7 towns in my adult life. Usually in the television news industry promotions and job opportunities mean having to go to a bigger city for a bigger title.
I have lived in 7 towns in my adult life. Usually in the television news industry promotions and job opportunities mean having to go to a bigger city for a bigger title. I lived in some urban areas with high crime rates. But I never looked over my shoulder in those big cities. I didn’t need to. I was never a victim of crime in any of those other, bigger cities. The only place I’ve ever been “hit” is College Station. Not once, not twice, but three times. Once 20 years ago, my beautiful little College Station town home was broken into. This was the first house I ever owned. As one might think, I was very proud of the place. And this place got ransacked! Everything of value was stolen. Of course back then I was a starving artist. KBTX didn’t pay much so, I didn’t have much. Never the less, if you have ever been broken into it’s something you will never forget. The memory can sometimes haunt you. And for a while I couldn’t let it go. For months after the break in I couldn’t sleep. I thought the burglars would be back. I had guns stolen from my place so I quickly had them replaced. I even slept with the replacements. I remember asking God to have mercy on the souls of the people who would try to break into my place again. Thank God they never did. (for both the criminal and me). I would later live in Austin, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi ,Bryan and back to College Station. Nowhere, in any of those other cities, was I a victim of crime. Now back in College Station for one month I am “hit” twice in two weeks. August 13th, I am awakened by a neighbor pounding on my front door. He had apparently scared away someone in the act of breaking into my car. The inside and outside of the car had been vandalized. Only a pair of sunglasses taken. Then two weeks later, guess what? You got it, my town home is broken into. Back door kicked in, most of the electronics taken. Police come, fingerprint, photograph and go with encouraging words like I wish we had more officers on the streets. We would like to catch the criminals before they can do something like this. Me too! As they leave I mumble something like “lighting never strikes twice, but crime apparently does..THREE TIMES! “ Then & Now