OT: A thieving bad day

OT: A thieving bad day

Post by M-C » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 03:51:14



Well my son left this morning around 8 am and didn't notice.  But when DH
went to get into his car, he found the passenger door open, his window
smashed and his brand new GPS, which he got for XMas and hadn't even
installed in the car yet, gone.  We didn't even have to call the Sherrif's
office as a deputy was driving around, we were the 3rd victims on our
street.

I am so p---ssed!  It was my idea for Rick's siblings to get him a GPS and
he didn't even have a chance to have it give him directions, not even once.
In fact GPSes were the only thing stolen in the other two vehicles as well.
Only difference is that Rick had a protective coating on his car window and
so the whole window didn't shatter as they did in the other two cars.  The
thieves had to actually get the door opened.  The deputy did dust for
prints, but I don't think there was a good print left behind. Too bad they
didn't cut themselves and leave some DNA behind!


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OT: A thieving bad day

Post by cware8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 04:20:02


M-C That's horrible. I would be pi***ed too! Hopefully they will mess
up soon and the cops will track them down. People like this never
think things through and mess up after a while, like when they go to
the local pawn shop (duh).

~Crystal

 
 
 

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Post by Shanno » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 05:18:01


That's just awful MC.  Insurance probably won't even reimburse either.  I
hope they catch who did it.


Quote:
> M-C That's horrible. I would be pi***ed too! Hopefully they will mess
> up soon and the cops will track them down. People like this never
> think things through and mess up after a while, like when they go to
> the local pawn shop (duh).

> ~Crystal

 
 
 

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Post by Scout Lad » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 06:01:53


Sorry to hear about this MC. They ran an article in our local paper about
how often these GPS units are being stolen. They said even when the unit is
hidden out of sight the thief will look for a mark made by the suction cups
and then break into your car to look for it.


Quote:
> Well my son left this morning around 8 am and didn't notice.  But when DH
> went to get into his car, he found the passenger door open, his window
> smashed and his brand new GPS, which he got for XMas and hadn't even
> installed in the car yet, gone.  We didn't even have to call the Sherrif's
> office as a deputy was driving around, we were the 3rd victims on our
> street.

> I am so p---ssed!  It was my idea for Rick's siblings to get him a GPS and
> he didn't even have a chance to have it give him directions, not even
> once. In fact GPSes were the only thing stolen in the other two vehicles
> as well. Only difference is that Rick had a protective coating on his car
> window and so the whole window didn't shatter as they did in the other two
> cars.  The thieves had to actually get the door opened.  The deputy did
> dust for prints, but I don't think there was a good print left behind. Too
> bad they didn't cut themselves and leave some DNA behind!


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Post by Jessic » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 06:21:35


MC - that SUCKS!!!!!

I know it just feels so freaking violating and rude and, I cna't blame
you at all for being PO'd!

Home owners insurance MIGHT cover it, but it depends on your
deductable.

I am so sorry!!!   That just, well, it just sucks.

Jessica

 
 
 

OT: A thieving bad day

Post by Linda » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 06:58:41



Quote:
> Well my son left this morning around 8 am and didn't notice.  But when DH
> went to get into his car, he found the passenger door open, his window
> smashed and his brand new GPS, which he got for XMas and hadn't even
> installed in the car yet, gone.  We didn't even have to call the Sherrif's
> office as a deputy was driving around, we were the 3rd victims on our
> street.

> I am so p---ssed!  It was my idea for Rick's siblings to get him a GPS and
> he didn't even have a chance to have it give him directions, not even once.
> In fact GPSes were the only thing stolen in the other two vehicles as well.
> Only difference is that Rick had a protective coating on his car window and
> so the whole window didn't shatter as they did in the other two cars.  The
> thieves had to actually get the door opened.  The deputy did dust for
> prints, but I don't think there was a good print left behind. Too bad they
> didn't cut themselves and leave some DNA behind!


> --
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I would be p*ssed too, M-C. that just sucks...big time!! I hope they
can catch them, and I also hope your insurance company will be
helpful.
What is wrong with people?!

Linda

 
 
 

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Post by Chrissy » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 09:16:01


MC, I am so sorry to hear about your day!  People are unbeleivable any
more.  What gives a person the right to go into a car that's not
there's and take stuff that doesn't belong to them.  I can't get over
the nerve of people.  Hopefully they will slip up soon and get
caught.  Something like this happened in the area that I work in and a
week later the guy slipped up and got caught.

Chrissy

 
 
 

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Post by King's Crow » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 10:06:50


A friend of mine in Portland... her husband's GPS was stolen 2 days after
they got it.  They had just moved to the area and his parents bought it for
him, so he could get around the new area easier.  The police said it's the
number one thing to steal right now.  They haven't replaced it.

Lynne


Quote:
> Well my son left this morning around 8 am and didn't notice.  But when DH
> went to get into his car, he found the passenger door open, his window
> smashed and his brand new GPS, which he got for XMas and hadn't even
> installed in the car yet, gone.  We didn't even have to call the Sherrif's
> office as a deputy was driving around, we were the 3rd victims on our
> street.

> I am so p---ssed!  It was my idea for Rick's siblings to get him a GPS and
> he didn't even have a chance to have it give him directions, not even
> once. In fact GPSes were the only thing stolen in the other two vehicles
> as well. Only difference is that Rick had a protective coating on his car
> window and so the whole window didn't shatter as they did in the other two
> cars.  The thieves had to actually get the door opened.  The deputy did
> dust for prints, but I don't think there was a good print left behind. Too
> bad they didn't cut themselves and leave some DNA behind!


> --
> M-C

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> www.r-c-s.info

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> http://community.webshots.com/user/mccplg

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OT: A thieving bad day

Post by a-scrapbooking-div » Sun, 30 Dec 2007 22:50:16


Hi.

In NYC (not sure of FL), under our penal code it is Petit Larceny-from
car and it is a misdemeanor (3-5 years and/or fines).  We've been
having a rash of them here in Flushing.  although you may take them
out of the car remember the ring of shame on the windshield where the
mount goes it gives the potential thief an idea that it might be in
the glove box.

I just bought myself a navagon 2100 because of the airport traffic to
Kennedy that ties up my commute home.

I hope your inLaws have the receipt for the unit so you can include it
in the report for the lost and stolen part of the report.  the reason
I say that is the store that sold it can look up in their inventory
which one sold and give you the serial number and when the perp's turn
it on the sherriff's department can then track it (hence why it is a
GPS).

Hugs,
Kate