Taking out the trash can be a dangerous endeavor! With the story of Jason Jolkowski in mind I ran a search to see what I could learn about people becoming the victem in a crime while just taking out the trash. The results of a simple web search on the subject were a bit startling. Brooklyn Girl Disappears While Taking Out Trash http://www.amw.com/missing_children/case.cfm?id=34097 Woman taking out trash is sexually assaulted, police say http://www.wvec.com/news/local/stories/wvec_local_092905_hptn_sex_assault.a6f77881.html The Lincoln Police Department is investigating an series of ARMED ROBBERIES Employee confronted while taking out the trash by the lone suspect who was armed with a handgun. http://www.ci.lincoln.ne.us/city/police/stats/crime_stop.htm in the process of taking out the trash, when they observed two masked subjects standing over them. One of the suspects brandished a firearm and demanded money. http://www.sinclairstations.com/info/virginiabeach.shtml Armed with a gun, the man reportedly grabbed the cook as she was taking out trash just after 6am and forced her back inside the building. He locked three cooks in a pantry and then removed one, sexually assaulting her. http://www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/school_violence01-02.html "He was doing his morning routine - taking out trash, opening the store and waiting for a delivery http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/local/crime_courts/12938934.htm Brookhaven Police Department Assistant Chief Nolan Jones said a man was taking out the trash around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence at 409 Second St. when he was approached by two men wearing ski masks. http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13579710&BRD=1377&PAG=461&dept_id=172922&rfi=6 ADAMS MILL RD., 1800 block, 4 a.m. Aug. 14. Two males in an alley robbed a male taking out trash at gunpoint. They fled in a vehicle. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/31/AR2005083100979_5.html Two hours later, a bicycle rider was held up and the suspects robbed a person who was taking out trash. http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/907617.html WARWICKSHIRE LANE, 100 block, 1:50 a.m. June 26. A gunman approached a man taking out trash and robbed him of a gold ring, a necklace, a watch, a T-shirt, boots and socks. The gunman, who was wearing a black hood and gloves and a bandanna over his face, fled to the Harris Heights area. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/06/AR2005070600970_3.html 100 block of Wilson Parkway - 37-year-old man hit in back of head with unknown object while taking out trash about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp951001/09290161.htm Oct. 18 -- the owner of the Sally Beauty Supply store in Butler Township, Butler County, was confronted about 9 p.m. by two males while she was taking out trash, police alleged. http://www.dailylocal.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=9043755&BRD=1671&PAG=461&dept_id=17782&rfi=6 *************** 68. When John Graves, 81, of Greensboro, North Carolina, took the trash out at night, he also took a pistol. He needed it one evening when someone grabbed him. Noticing the would-be robber had two accomplices, Graves pulled his pistol and shot and wounded the teenager. "All the evidence showed that he ... was defending himself," the local prosecutor said. (The News & Record, Greensboro, NC, 09/20/91) http://www.healylaw.com/self-def.htm 656. Thomas Hall was taking out the trash at Tom's Liquors in Odenton, Mayland, when an armed robber approached with a gun in hand. Approached from behind, Hall drew his own handgun and spun around, pointing the pistol at the suspect, who then ran away. Nothing was taken and no one was injured in the incident. (The Capital, Annapolis, MD, 8/7/96) http://www.healylaw.com/self-def.htm 822. A 56-year-old employee of the Illinois attorney general's office turned the tables somewhat on an intruder to the office's parking garage. The victim let the man into the garage after having been convinced that he was there to dispose of the garbage. Once inside, the intruder indicated he had a gun and intended to rob the victim. What the man didn't know is that the victim, already suspicious, had retrieved a .22 handgun from his vehicle. When the imposter garbage collector attempted to "pick up" cash from the victim rather than trash from the garage, the employee pulled his pistol and ordered the would-be robber to the ground. The employee held the man until the arrival of police, who discovered that the holdup man possessed only a crack pipe. The employee's gun had been unloaded and in a case, a legal way to transport it, police said. (The State Journal Register, Springfield, IL, 1/16/98) http://www.healylaw.com/self-def.htm Beat D2 8800 LINCOLN ST, 1/28 2045 hrs. Victim advised that while he was taking out the trash he noticed a vehicle pass by him very slowly. The vehicle turned around and drove away. While walking back to his residence a suspect approached him, displayed a handgun and demanded his wallet. After getting the wallet, the suspect fled and the victim observed the same vehicle leaving the area. Police located vehicle and arrested its occupants. See 05-8263 for arrestee information. 05-8280 http://www.co.ho.md.us/Police/DOCS/013105.pdf Flores-Lopes allegedly took the girl as she was taking out the trash last night in Mount Vernon, Washington. http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?id=65279 DETROIT -- Police charged a Detroit man Tuesday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Robert Pratt, who was killed as he was taking out the trash after a birthday party at his home. http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0504/20/B02-156090.htm Where is Jason?