[1580] My Viewer Broke The Law… Please Don’t.

[1580] My Viewer Broke The Law… Please Don’t.


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  1. Furyful Fawful says:

    Every time we get to hear LPL actually *be a lawyer* is a good day indeed.

  2. King Moose says:

    Come on guys, he’s the Lock-Picking LAWYER. Don’t implicate him in a crime.

    • Woodzy fox says:

      Hes already got the stolen lock. Hes an accessory also guilty of receiving stolen goods.

    • Benoit Hudson says:

      @Woodzy fox : Guilt requires wanting to own the stolen property. LPL clearly states he’s sending it back, i.e. that he is refusing the stolen property.

    • skata skatata says:

      by incentivizing crimes indirectly, he secures his customer base 🤣🤣🤣

  3. X says:

    Sending a written signed confession along with the physical evidence to a lawyer just for kicks might not be the most brilliant idea…

    • Christoph Edlauer says:

      Actually not the worst idea. If it is YOUR lawyer, he or she will tell you how to proceed from there. Lawyers need to know exactly how much trouble you got yourself in to tell you how to make the best of your situation.
      Unless you are a orange baffoon trying to get your lawyers to commit crimes FOR you, showing evidence to your lawyer before it is shown to a court is a good idea. There are good reasons why correspondence with your legal council is heavily protected.

    • heelercs says:

      @Christoph EdlauerI GUARANTEE LPL isn’t “John Doe’s” lawyer.

    • G Stone says:

      Why tho, yes its not brilliant what he has done, but not for that reason.
      Like a random lawyer won’t get anything out of snitching on you.
      Doing a fellony is still to be avoided, but lawyers ain’t working directly for the government, so they wouldn’t persue you. For that you would have to send to a police officer or somebody similar.

    • Simon Nachreiner says:

      @Christoph Edlauer Oh look a partisan. Lovely weather today.

    • SULLY says:

      ​​​@Christoph Edlauerlol I find it funny how people manage to bring trump into everything, and every conversation, please can you tell me how many times a day lol do u blame trump for any problems your having, how many times a day do u mention trump, or manage to blame trump for something, are you able to go 1 day without mentioning trump or blaming him for something.

  4. Achaern A. says:

    I love a man who literally sells a ‘Covert Companion’ warning us that lockpicking might have legal thresholds.

    • Wolphin says:

      Like in my area… not being a licensed locksmith, it is illegal to own.

    • kinda blue says:

      @Wolphin Not sure where you live, but in most US states, mere possession of the tools is not illegal – there must be a criminal intent to do burglary with the tool or instrument.

    • Sovrim Terraquian says:

      There are legitimate reasons to want to open a lock in the field. But this absolutely is not one of them.

    • anothersquid says:

      @kinda blue That’s how it is in Canada. You can own the tools, but if you’re caught carrying them around, you had best have a good story prepared or you’re going to be hit with possession of burglary tools.

      In my case, I work in security, so I get a reasonable pass.

    • Amy Grace says:

      Fun fact: the world has many countries that aren’t the United States!

  5. Nikkidafox says:

    I love how even when lecturing someone about breaking the law and how they should not have sent in the lock… he still can’t resist picking it.

    • BlackDolphin90 says:

      Hypocrisy if you ask me

    • Jim Lahey says:

      @BlackDolphin90 Yeah I agree. He should’ve refused to pick this one, basically gave the person that sent it in what they wanted anyway.

    • kmfdmww3 says:

      Yep the dude is a straight up joke. Lost a lot of respect for him.

    • wolfpile1 says:

      How much do you want to bet that “John Doe” used lock picks he got from Covert Companion to open it lol.

    • Deja says:

      @kmfdmww3 I don’t think you get the point of this… It’s basically a “I’m doing this so you don’t have to” scenario. He’s showing us it’s fairly easy, like any lock if you put in the time to learn the skill, but more importantly he’s cautioning viewers about the legality of the hobby.

  6. Johnny Ragadoo says:

    As a part owner of a storage facility, thank you. We don’t overlock, by the way. We work with customers who are behind and as a last resort clean them out. I’ve never understood overlocking, anyway. It encourages abandonment and sets a tone of noncooperation.

    Unfortunately, we get taken for a months-long ride sometimes, too. It’s hard to be nice to some people!

    • tsm688 says:

      google tells me that overlocking is a kind of sewing machine stitch. what does it mean in the storage industry

    • Keith says:

      @tsm688 Since the unit probably has the renter’s lock on it, putting the red lock on as well. They can take their own lock.

    • Barrillel says:

      When I worked at big storage chain, the standard policy when behind for a certain time period was cutting off their lock and putting a dinky blue lock there instead. This was after a big spiel about security and trying to upsell locks.

      Those up sold locks were way overpriced too. Makes no sense to incur extra cost to the people who least could bear it 🙁

  7. huskerbusker says:

    John didn’t come here for lockpicking, he came here for legal advice 😂😂

  8. Giuseppe Sabatelli says:

    It should be noted that sometimes a lock doesn’t have to be secure.
    The renter of a storage unit obviously relies on reliable security to keep their items safe on a daily basis, but the lock out padlock for not paying your bill exists primarily as a “legal” lock. As noted, John committed at least 3 felonies ignoring the theft of the lock. The storage rental likely has him on camera, and they have his name, address, phone number, and probably more.
    The “security” of this lock are the laws preventing legal entry, not the lock itself.

    • brendon wood says:

      That is the security of most locks. Why so many are so easily picked.

    • John McMillen says:

      Most of the places around where I live require a code to enter the property, one that is unique to the renter. And even if they tailgated someone else to get in, there are still cameras watching.

    • JAF30 says:

      I agree with this, many of self storage places in my area do security in layers, I work in IT and can say what LPL does is the same for IT security. Relying on one lock and one lock only can be at times flimsy.

    • MonkeyJedi99 says:

      Heck, they could have used a serial numbered zip-tie type seal and John Doe would have put himself in the same legally dubious position.

    • Buddy Clem says:

      ​@John McMillenEven so, John is the only one that should have a red lock, that doesn’t have a red lock. The management definitely knows what happened by now, probably before the lock was even mailed.

  9. Delta 357 says:

    So many good stories could begin with “John however chose a different route that involved At Least 4 felonies”

  10. Steve Urbach says:

    Many years ago, I got written up for not locking my desk. I went to the Security Manager (I also did projects for him) and said ‘this is a joke’. These locks barely slow me down and proceeded to use my DESK KEY to bounce the lock pins of his: desk, file cabinet and storage cabinet… in less than 2 minutes. He was shocked that I did not need any tools. (I was also requested to not make this generally known at work)

    • Justin Newton says:

      At the last office I worked in, there were serrated letter openers on every other desk. They were effective for raking the locks for filing cabinets and cubicle storage.

    • Sandro Räss says:

      1) 2 minutes is better than 0 minutes. 2) I think it’s generally a good idea that locking up is enforced. It makes it clear that, unless you have the key, you are not supposed to look. 3) It would be unreasonable to pay expensive locks, so it’s either cheap locks or no locks.

    • kinda blue says:

      The main goal is to show that the location is intended to be secured. If you leave a desk drawer unlocked in a communal area, there is no criminal case if someone goes into the drawer and can claim “I was just looking for a pencil”. Even if the lock is trivial, there could be security footage of someone picking the lock.

    • Simon Nachreiner says:

      @Sandro Räss Depends on the kind of office. Two minutes is enough to reasonably prevent the theft of office supplies at the workplace of the average paper pusher. However at say a law firm or a financial institution, or fortune 500 less than two minutes for three locks with no tools is more that enough to facilitate severe corporate espionage.

    • James Yanik says:

      you also established to the Security Manager that YOU know how to get past the locks,so you become the first suspect if something goes missing from somebody’s desk,or elsewhere.

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