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  • #16
    Originally posted by PhilipCal View Post
    My agency only unlocks car doors in an emergency. Child locked in car, etc. That is accomplished in a manner which produces instant results, with no regard to the vehicle's appearance once the child /person is rescued. In a normal lockout situation the citizen is advised to contact a locksmith. With respect to any criminal problems, read my colleague's reply.
    Our current spambot revived several locksmith related thread--------------they have all been reported
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    • #17
      Nothing like a spammer bringing back a 12 year old thread. Reported.

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      • #18
        Just echoing what other officers have already said-

        If there's a child stuck in the car, I'll do what I have to do to rescue the child. If someone doesn't have their keys to get into the car, I just tell them to call a locksmith. I want to help out as much as the next guy, yes I have a slim-jim available, and yes, I've unlocked a lot of cars over the years, but at this point in my career, I'm not willing to accept the liability for accidentally knocking a lock or latch rod out of it's plastic clip inside the door, especially since it's not a police matter.

        As far as a criminal calling a locksmith to get into someone's car, that's pretty out there. In my opinion, locksmiths should do due diligence before opening anything for anybody, just like tow truck drivers should do due diligence before towing a car.

        I will say, that when I have stopped tow truck drivers who happen to be towing a car, that a lot of times they have been completely unable to tell me who the car belongs to, or who asked them to tow it. That's just asking to get arrested for vehicle theft.

        And entering a vehicle without legal permission is a felony, so OP, if you are a locksmith, I would counsel you to be DAMNED sure who the car belongs to and who you are unlocking it for, before you do anything like that. If you have any questions about any of that, you can call an officer to the scene.
        Last edited by Aidokea; 07-04-2019, 01:16 AM.

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        • #19
          Here we will break windows for a child or pet. Perfectly legal and the vehicle owner will probably get a cite depending on the circumstances.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by just joe View Post
            Nothing like a spammer bringing back a 12 year old thread. Reported.
            Good catch. I didn't even notice the date.

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