Byron Walls, ‘California Crimefighter,’ visits Murrieta Library to give safety tips

Byron Walls, founder of California Crimefight and traveling public speaker, was at the Murrieta Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 17, to offer crime tips to local Murrieta residents. According to the Friends of the Murrieta Library, Walls has been speaking on the subject of public safety since starting work for Citizens Against Crime in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1980. He started California Crimefight upon moving to Southern California in 1996. Walls, who has a background as a comedian and actor, gave the audience tips on things like home protection, car safety, fighting tactics and weapons. Homes, he said, should always be locked with deadbolts whenever possible. “A regular lock, you can open with a credit card,” he said. “It takes three, four, five minutes to break through a
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