Alleged Thief Stan "Dan" Tucker also goes by Tim Allen.

Alleged Thief Stan “Dan” Tucker also goes by Tim Allen.

We sounded the alarm about Stan “Dan” Tucker, a middle-aged man who is targeting open houses and owner-marketed properties. He comes in and heads straight for the medicine cabinet, stealing prescription medication while touring homes. Realtor Lydia Player tipped us off that this guy has been all over North Texas and Oklahoma, touring homes and snatching things from people’s bathrooms and bedrooms.

“His mode of operation is to pose as a potential home buyer. He claims to be looking for a property for his son, or himself or something like that. Currently it looks like he is targeting homes that are for sale by owner. Security is a major issue when selling a home without an agent and he is proof. Letting a stranger in your home is risky business for a homeowner.

Based on the calls and emails I’ve gotten, he has robbed homes from Waco to Stillwater, Oklahoma. This slippery snake is good at what he does and seems to always avoid getting caught in the act. Yesterday, I got a call from a homeowner in Lake Highlands where he did his usual routine.”

But who is this guy? And why is he stealing?

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Woman tied up in pickup screen shotHave you seen this? Thank God, it’s not an actual woman tied up in the back of a pick-up truck, it’s an ad for a company in Waco, Texas that makes decals for trucks. They thought it would be a good move to make a super realistic decal depicting a woman tied up in the back of a pickup truck. According to Business Insider it was intended to be an experiment to show off the company’s decal-making capabilities. Instead, some people are making 911 calls, thinking the image is real.

The “lifelike”decal is the work of Hornet Signs, a Waco marketing and advertising company business owned by Brad Kolb. Kolb told KWTX that his business has received “an influx in tailgate decal orders since the sticker has hit the streets a month ago.

“I wasn’t expecting the reactions we got, nor do we condone this by any means,” Kolb added. But apparently he condones it enough to use an image of violence against women to represent his business. A female company employee even posed for it!

Kolb said it was something he wanted to “put out there, to see who notices it.”

Well guess what, people are noticing and wondering if it is horse manure or fertilizer that has seeped into your head. I cannot even imagine what kind of decals he might come up with for a real estate company!

 

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Joanna and Chip

(Photos: Magnolia Homes)

These must be exciting times for Chip and Joanna Gaines, the husband and wife team behind Magnolia Homes. These two have carved out a niche for themselves renovating and restoring historic properties into absolutely legit luxury homes.
Fixer Upper Kitchen

After a successful pilot, the two have inked a 12-episode deal with HGTV to produce a series dubbed “Fixer Upper” in which the pair will take dilapidated and neglected structures from gross to glam in their signature style. Joanna gushed about hearing from HGTV on her blog, The Magnolia Mom:

We couldn’t believe what we were hearing as they went into detail about the ratings and the nationwide response. It’s been two weeks since we found out (we couldn’t go public about it until now) and it still hasn’t set in. All I know is that it’s going to be exciting, crazy, and an adventure like no other. We are going to need a lot of prayer as we juggle our family, our business, and the show for the next few months!

We’re thrilled to hear a Texas couple getting noticed for their hard work. They’re looking for home to feature on their HGTV show right now, and if you have a money pit in the Waco, Austin or North Texas area (sorry Houston!) you’re dying to restore, get in touch with them pronto! Details are below!

Joanna Gaines Magnolia Mom

Here are the details, we start at the end of August and complete filming in March 2014. We will be renovating 12 homes in Waco and the surrounding communities, Dallas/Ft Worth, and Austin. The network is about to put out a casting call for these locations. If you or anyone you know is looking to buy a fixer upper in these areas, please tell them to contact us at [email protected] We would love to be a part of your renovation!