Guilford County Register of Deeds Jeff Thigpen and his staff were disturbed to arrive at the office in downtown Greensboro recently to find that the glass entrance door on the side of the building facing the Old Guilford County Court House had been smashed by a woman who threw a brick at the door in the middle of the night.
Thigpen has now seen security video of the event and it turns out the culprit was a woman who threw the brick repeatedly at the door during the night and then attempted to damage an ATM on another side of the building as well, also by throwing the brick at it.
Thigpen told the Rhino Times this week that it was fascinating to watch the security video from two cameras. He also said more security measures had been enacted to help protect the building in the future.
The incident happened several weeks ago on a cold night. In the video, Thigpen said, at first he couldn’t tell if it was a man or a woman. However, it turned out to be a woman. He said she had a brick that she threw at the glass down in an underhanded pitch like a softball player might make. He said the woman then went out of sight of the camera and later came back and threw the brick twice more at the big glass door.
According to the register of deeds, the woman then went around to the ATM on the West Market Street side of the building and threw the brick at the ATM.
“Then she got out a phone and made a phone call,” Thigpen said.
That call was a call to the police, to which the woman apparently reported that someone had been throwing a brick at the downtown building, which houses a Truist Bank branch in addition to various county offices.
On the video, a police officer arrives and checks around, and then the woman, Thigpen surmised, admitted that she was the culprit – because the police officer took her off to jail.
Thigpen said it seemed as though she wanted to be arrested.
“I think she was doing that to try and get in from the cold,” Thigpen said.
After the attack on the building, the glass door was so damaged that it could be easily pushed in entirely.
The building now has a nice new door.
Thigpen said the damage to the ATM was minimal.
No money for a room but I got me a cellphone!
The government makes free cell phones available to the poor and homeless primarily because it’s impossible to apply for a job if a prospective employer can’t reach you.
The proliferation of online job applications now also makes it almost impossible to apply for a job without an email address or basic internet access. Most larger companies refuse to provide or accept paper or in-person applications any longer.
And last, basic lifeline phone service is crucial for safety.
Homeless human beings are not automatically deadbeats. And they certainly don’t deserve to die simply because they have no way to call for help in an emergency.
It constantly amazes me that an area with so many professed, vocal Christians produces so many people who seem to lack the most basic compassion for others.
Amen. Preach brother. Preach.
Chris please publish your address so we can send the GSO homeless population to you and you can keep them with all the illegals you love so much
so . . . if i am in distress i can destroy your stuff ?
Then again, perhaps she was annoyed because her request was ignored.
I emailed the Register of Deeds Office about a year ago, using the format provided on their website, and have been completely ignored. Still no response, about a year later.
So much for Jeff Thigpen making it into a model of efficiency!
I still wonder about that question Jeff, if you ever want to answer it.
Does that give her the right to do damage?
I am confident you tried to call the office?
Did I say that?
Please don’t put words in my mouth, buddy.
It’s is a cruel city without a place to stay warm or have access to water and bathroom facilities. Too bad our public parks and buildings downtown are shuttered when donors from the latest Broadway revival have gone home. Maybe the police station could open its facilities for folks with no where to go. The number of churches with locked doors except for a few hours on Sundays is telling as well. We can do better folks.
My wife needs your attention, too. Good luck.
This isn’t the personals Miller. /j
I see that my feeble attempt at humor has failed, again.
But you are right, it isn’t the personals. But, I am expressing an opinion – which is what this format is.
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