Here's something from the Crime Time blog for your Barnett Shale readers:
County sheriffs in North Texas have been warning residents through the "Wise Eyes" alert system to be watching for suspicious activity around the numerous natural gas drilling sites.
Equipment theft at gas wells has long been a concern for law enforcement officers and energy producers because that gear and materials aren't cheap.
But a gas field worker in Johnson County experienced a different crime Sunday night.
A man claiming to have car trouble first asked the worker for gas money, but when the worker agreed, the man pulled a gun and demanded the whole wallet.
Read more here.
-- Bill Miller