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The reason is, the county has chosen to use universal Caterpillar Locks on all the gates at the landfill and the same key that fits all the gate locks also fits all of the heavy equipment inside the compound.
"Anyone who has one of these keys can access the property and operate the equipment without any difficulty", said one source. If you own a piece of Caterpillar equipment, your key probably matches all the county owned keys. If not, EOD finds that they are readily availabe on Ebay for less than $5.00.
Is this a good idea? You decide. EyeonDare just read a press release/crime report that says over 150 local motor vehicles were broken into over the Thanksgiving Holidays, right here in Dare County.
Perhaps it's time the county changes all of its locks and charged the costs to the county commissioners' discretionary travel expense funds. That should keep them at home and out of the expensive hotels and steakhouses for a while. Maybe.