Welcome to the ‘Glock Block’: Vigilante neighbors in Oregon town say they are no longer calling the police and have armed themselves instead
- Residents of a Jennings Lodge neighborhood in Clackamas County, Ore., have gotten concealed carry licenses as petty crime increases
- ‘This is a Glock Block. We don’t call 911′ a flier posted by residents reads
- ‘I will defend myself and my home’ one resident said
Frustrated by an increase in petty crime, residents of an Oregon neighborhood have decided to arm themselves instead of calling the police.
Residents of a Jennings Lodge neighborhood in Clackamas county, Ore., have put up fliers advertising their new policy, calling themselves the ‘Glock Block’, according to KOIN News.
‘This is a Glock Block,’ the fliers read. ‘We don’t call 911.’
Along with some of her neighbors, Coy Toloman has put up the fliers and gotten a concealed carry permit with the hopes of deterring criminals.
While the increase in neighborhood crime is mostly petty, with incidents of vandalism and stolen law ornaments, Toloman has had enough.
‘We’re starting a new group,’ said Toloman, a resident of Milwaukie, which is just south of Portland, Ore. ‘We don’t feel neighborhood watch is sufficient, and we don’t feel the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is sufficient.’
Toloman said a lawn statue she calls ‘Lilly Rose’ was stolen off her front porch. She chased after the thief but he got away.
‘The radio was on,’ she said of the incident.’If he’d gotten in the house…what then?’
Toloman decided to take matters into her own hands, taking a class to get a concealed carry permit.
Other neighbors also have permits, Toloman said, and they discus ‘what kind of gun they have’ and ‘the best gun shop’.