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8th Nov '15 8:40:11 PM nombretomado
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* RichardFeynman claims that he did this while working at Los Alamos, though it was more "break-in warning" than "break-in threat", as he tried to draw attention to what he saw as security flaws. As anyone with any experience with bureaucracy can guess, the people there tended to be more angry with Feynmann for pointing out the flaws than they were about the flaws existing in the first place.

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* RichardFeynman UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman claims that he did this while working at Los Alamos, though it was more "break-in warning" than "break-in threat", as he tried to draw attention to what he saw as security flaws. As anyone with any experience with bureaucracy can guess, the people there tended to be more angry with Feynmann for pointing out the flaws than they were about the flaws existing in the first place.
16th Sep '15 9:29:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 2, the vampire Angelus sneaks into Buffy's bedroom while she's sleeping and draws a picture of her, which he leaves for her to find in the morning. (Buffy had previously [[VampireInvitation allowed Angel into her home]], and hadn't removed the permission after Angel turned into Angelus. Once she became aware of this, she had Willow perform a spell to uninvite him.)

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 2, the vampire Angelus sneaks into Buffy's bedroom while she's sleeping and draws a picture of her, which he leaves for her to find in the morning. (Buffy had previously [[VampireInvitation [[MustBeInvited allowed Angel into her home]], and hadn't removed the permission after Angel turned into Angelus. Once she became aware of this, she had Willow perform a spell to uninvite him.)
10th Jul '15 9:07:34 PM Odon
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* Something similar happens in ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' episode "The Mad Mad Tea Party Affair". Just before an important conference, a series of non-lethal attacks are launched on UNCLE headquarters by a mysterious infiltrator. [[spoiler:It turns out to be an UNCLE agent acting on DaChief's orders, to make sure no-one is lax.]]
10th Jul '15 9:04:15 PM Odon
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* ''Film/KillerElite''. A RetiredBadass is forced to do OneLastJob. After completing the job, he's retired to his home when he gets an unexpected phone call from his employer saying he still has to kill one more person, and implying that he has hitman's girlfriend. He rushes to her room only to find she's sleeping peacefully. Then he finds a cartridge case tucked into her hair.
4th Jul '15 8:52:14 PM Odon
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* ''The Deep'' (1977) has a version where the victim is in the house (but not her boyfriend, whom the threat is also against) with the BigBad sending his men to do some weird voodoo stuff to Jacqueline Bisset's character in order to scare her.
7th Apr '15 10:19:03 PM jormis29
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* An urban legend [[http://www.snopes.com/autos/theft/carthief.asp as retold by Snopes]]:

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* An urban legend [[http://www.snopes.com/autos/theft/carthief.asp as retold here]] by Snopes]]:''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'':
30th Nov '14 4:05:44 AM Spindriver
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-->[A] woman who had elaborately burglar-proofed her midtown Manhattan apartment... returned home one day to find her furniture rearranged. Nothing was missing, but she happened upon a chilling note which read: "If we want to get you, we will."\\
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A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it."

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-->[A] woman who had elaborately burglar-proofed her midtown Manhattan apartment... returned home one day to find her furniture rearranged. Nothing was missing, but she happened upon a chilling note which read: "If we want to get you, we will."\\
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A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it.
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** A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it."
30th Nov '14 4:04:56 AM Spindriver
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* The Hassassin were a group of Persian assassins who would threaten high profile targets by leaving a dagger under the victim's pillow.
* Weapons designer Gerald Bull came home to find that someone rearranged the furniture in his apartment. This was after he had been warned to stop working for Saddam Hussein.

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* The Hassassin Hashishim -- the original Assassins -- were a group medieval Middle Eastern cult of Persian assassins who "Nizari Ismailis" with a taste for assassination as a political tool. Legend says that they would threaten high profile targets by leaving a dagger under the victim's pillow.
pillow. However, that may be a myth; mostly, their tactics seem to have involved blunt, suicidal killing attacks rather than that level of subtlety.
* Weapons It's reported that weapons designer Gerald Bull came home to find that someone rearranged the furniture in his apartment. This was after he had been warned to stop working for Saddam Hussein.



-->[A] woman who had elaborately burglar-proofed her midtown Manhattan apartment... returned home one day to find her furniture rearranged. Nothing was missing, but she happened upon a chilling note which read: "If we want to get you, we will."
** A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it."

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-->[A] woman who had elaborately burglar-proofed her midtown Manhattan apartment... returned home one day to find her furniture rearranged. Nothing was missing, but she happened upon a chilling note which read: "If we want to get you, we will."\\
\\
A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it.
"
** A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it."
29th Sep '14 7:31:26 PM zarpaulus
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* This happens in ''Film/TheGodfather'' as a result of the title character's offer being refused. [[spoiler:Jack Woltz wakes up with the severed head of his prize horse, Khartoum, in his bed]].

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* This happens in ''Film/TheGodfather'' as a result of the title character's offer being refused. [[spoiler:Jack Jack Woltz wakes up with the severed head of his prize horse, Khartoum, in his bed]].bed.
4th Sep '14 10:57:29 AM Kakai
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* In a rare heroic example, [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] and her werewolf commando break in MonsterOfTheWeek's house, find [[spoiler:his]] nesting place (Doraverse vampires sleep during day) and leave... [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseatingly cute illusions]]. Message, though, is very clear - they could kill [[spoiler:him]] anytime and he couldn't do a damn thing about it. Made even clearer when [[{{Shapeshifter}} Szelma]] breaks in as a cat and leave politely composed invitation on the table, behind its owner's back.

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* In a rare heroic example, [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] and her werewolf commando break in MonsterOfTheWeek's house, find [[spoiler:his]] nesting place (Doraverse vampires sleep during day) and leave... [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseatingly cute illusions]]. Message, though, is very clear - they could kill [[spoiler:him]] anytime and he [[spoiler: he]] couldn't do a damn thing about it. Made even clearer when [[{{Shapeshifter}} Szelma]] breaks in as a cat and leave politely composed invitation on the table, behind its owner's back.
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