Sabotage investigation of fiber cuts in Northwest

Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. larrysheldon at
Mon Nov 3 15:33:30 UTC 2003

Owen DeLong wrote:
> Maybe I'm missing something, but, if you have the bolt cutters, I don't
> see why you need the key to an adjacent lock or any of the locks.
> Additionally, most of these things are in remote enough locations that
> you are unlikely to be observed using the bolt cutters to gain access
> to the site.  It's not like the requirement for a set of bolt cutters
> is a high barrier to entry for a thug that wants into the site.

To lock somebody out, all you need is another of your own padlocks to
lockout the padloct you want to exclude.  The owner of the locked-out
lock can then remove their lock if they want to without unlocking the

Bolt-cutters are the master key where you have no other key.

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