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Woman tries to catch burglars with bear trap

December 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A woman in Tyler, Texas was hoping the state would let her get creative to stop prowlers on her property, but it turned out setting booby traps is illegal. Linda Frias said her car radio was stolen, and she had spotted trespassers several times.

She came up with a plan to set bear traps.

"I wanted to hide them underneath that travel trailer...and put me some leaves and stuff and let the caretaker know that they were there, that way when I heard it go off or heard somebody yell we know we'd caught them," said Frias.

Until she comes up with another plan, Frias said she's going to buy a set of binoculars to keep a close watch on her property.