Sabotage investigation of fiber cuts in Northwest

Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. larrysheldon at
Tue Nov 4 04:07:54 UTC 2003

JC Dill wrote:
> At 07:32 PM 11/3/2003, John Fraizer wrote:
> >On Mon, 3 Nov 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.
> >
> >Um, cutting a lock out gets it out of the mix but, you still have to have
> >the key to one of the other locks to complete the chain again.  Think
> >about it.
> A cut lock can be replaced with a similar replacement lock and usually no
> one will be the wiser.  Look at the locks here:
> <>
> The lock marked ATC is between 2 other locks (that's a hasp to its left,
> with rusty chain further to the left).  It could be cut and replaced with a
> similar lock linking the other two locks, without opening either of the
> other two locks.  On gates with many locks (I've seen chains of 6 or more),
> there is rarely any interest given to the locks that are not one's own
> responsibility.

I wonder if that Bell System (F7?) is ever unlocked anymore.

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