Man left his firearm in the car, gets banned from Hertz

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  1. Button Pusher

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    Slacker Liquor and Whores...

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    My project manager left an envelope with $1800 in small Bill's in the center console of a Hertz rental.
    It wouldn't be funny except he rode my ass while I was in possession of that cash.
    Soon as I turned it over to him, he lost it.

    I raffed. He cried.
     
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    Seems a bit harsh, but meh, private company. There are other rental companies out there, and I hope he doesn't have a similar lapse in judgment/memory.
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    There's a yes/no vote at the bottom of the page.
     
  5. Charlie R

    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    Yes, he made a mistake, but it was one that could have had potentially permanent consequences as outlined at the end of the article. Hertz has an insurance underwriter and had something happened, it would have been their insurance that would pay and their cost of doing business that would have gone up.

    This person proved he was a risk by letting his firearm get out of his control for a considerable period of time.

    Would you let him borrow one of your guns and carry it for a couple of days??? I wouldn't.
     
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    I think this is fair as heck. Being responsible with firearms is a huge responsibility.
     
  7. Cowboy

    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    I agree fair action. Hell I wouldn't have ever told anyone that I was that irresponsible.
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

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    Yeah, he screwed up and it's costing him. But, relatively speaking, it's a mere inconvenience. He didn't lose his gun or anything. Imagine if this had happened in Maryland or New Jersey.
    So, I think he got off easy. Lesson learned.
     
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  9. JimB

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    Had a buddy that left $10,000 on a urinal. He was drunk, didn’t realize it until we asked where he’d put it. He didn’t get it back.

    Gun left behind, private company decision, as most have said, actions have consequences.
     
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    I worked at Enterprise part time as a car prep. I probably found 5-6 pistols under seats. The policy was to call the PD hand it over to them, and give them the renters name and number and let them sort it out.

    *** Edit***, and you find some sketchy stuff in rental vehicles. whew.
     
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  11. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I was in a rental car (actually a Dodge Ram 1500, nice tuck! had 10 miles on it...) all week. Because I flew into communist enclaves, I was unarmed. I STILL found myself looking for my carry piece as I climbed in/out.
     
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    I worked at the Wilkesboro branch. We would go get brand new cars with three miles on them off the train from Statesville. It nice when you get a rental like that Dodge. You wouldn't believe the people that wont take care of a nice rental like that.
     
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    What if Hertz didn't find it and they sent the car to New Jersey and you rented that car and got pulled over and the police find it?
    You and only you are responsible for your firearms. Don't leave them anywhere, much less in a rental car!
     
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    Don't end with a sentence like that and then not tell us about your sketch rental car finds!!!!! Give!
     
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    Lots of dope. guns, underwear (both sexes) stripper heels, conference swag, CD's, plenty of beach sand and dog hair. LOL.
     
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    What permit makes it cool to leave your gun in an unsafe, and possibly illegal, location?

    One rental place wont rent to him - boo freaking hoo.
     
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    Alfred E. Deplorabus Unum Supporting Member

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    When I was young I worked in a car dealer and it was not unusual for the service guys to have to fish out the owners warranty info from the glove compartment or move their stuff to get at something. As has been mentioned, you find lots of odd things and gross things.

    The one incident that sticks out was the time a .357 snubby rolled out of the glovebox (and out of the rag it was wrapped in) and hit the car floor. We quickly wrapped it back up and stuffed it back in there- surprised but not freaked out about it. Turns out we should have been as the customer offed his wife with it a few days later in a domestic squabble. Not a comfortable feeling wondering if your prints were on the weapon used , but at the time really we had no idea if it was a legal handgun or not or what he was going to do with it. We did talk to the cops about it after we heard the news, but never heard more from it. Personally, I was pretty shook up about the whole deal second-guessing what should have happened, I think I was 18 or 19 at the time.
     
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    I'd like to know where you buddy drinks, rounds on me :D
     
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    Sounds like we need to hear some "best of's".
     
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    I used to park cars for Hertz at RDU airport, all the stuff we find get put in a locked drop box, phones, ID cards, tools, garage openers, keys, etc.
    One time a customer complained somebody stole his video camera back in 1996, we could not find it, management searched our personal cars on the way home that day. Most of us believed that a professional thief grabbed his camera bag when he was not watching it.

    Few rentals came back with damaged sunroofs, gun shot blasts, for some reason they liked renting the Volvo models.
    One new parking lot attendant drove out with a 1998 new Mustang, they found it a week later with bullet holes and the guy was in the hospital. His mother came for his pay check and they had to give it to her. He was prosecuted for the auto theft.

    One time a young couple were having a heated argument, the girl was knockout gorgeous, the guy a bit sketchy, she left the rental agreement somewhere, he wanted to return the car, I thought he was going to hit her, I wrote the unit number down for him and just go to the counter, he pulled out a roll of cash to choke a horse with, wanted to give me a $50, I declined, he had a revolver in his waistband. They did not fly up here. Drug runners.

    I rented a car one time and there was a steak knife in the glove box, same type you would find at Golden Corral.
     
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    Barbary Coast, but it was years ago. He’s the director of treasury for a fortune 500 company now.

    No, not in Wilmington.
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    I agree that they put him on the no rent list, lifetime is a bit too much, a year would be fair.

    I think if he gets a new driver license number, 'identity theft', he can rent again in a few months when they forget him, he can use Gold Five Star,
    you get in the car and go to the gate.
     
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    Anyone else read,

    Man leaves forearm in car is banned by Hertz?

    1200px-Extended_arm.jpg
     
  24. rantingredneck

    rantingredneck ....glutton for punishment..... Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Good to know. I rent from Enterprise occasionally.

    I had one of their minivans for a week recently on a trip to TN. I was rolling heavy with two Shields and LCP and a .300BLK pistol. All were accounted for at the end of the trip. Checked three times before I took them their keys ....
     
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    I’m going to start searching cars when I rent them. I like free guns.
     
  27. ES44AC

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    I suspect a anti gun person found it or the manager was anti gun. It was taken a bit too far.
    Letting the PD sort it out seems more practical and professional, like someone mentioned above.
     
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    LOL. So, now he's responsible for more money? It reminds me of the time I was standing in one of the local offices of one of the Big 8 accounting firms. (When they existed.) I was talking to my client contact there and somehow the conversation turned to the fact that he was dyslexic. When he said that, I stopped and looked at him and then at the logo on the wall. Then he says, "I know, right?" At which point, I asked, "Do they know that?"
     
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    If he didn’t give up alcohol on the spot, it’ll happen again in some way or another. See if they’ll open a tab


    It’s amazing how hard they worked to NOT call it a crack pipe. Crack is a gutter drug, Coke is white collar :rolleyes:
     
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    Right? .. You go thru the count. wallet, keys, phone , pistol when ever you move.
     
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    This stuff floors me..

    How does one forget a child/animal/firearm in a car-bathroom stall

    Specticals
    Testicles
    Wallet
    Watch
    Glock
     
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    If I owned a Glock I’d forget it in the rental car too. :p
     
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    Ya think he left that tale off his resume to be the dir. of treasury? :cool:
    I particularly like the irony that he’s the director of treasury for a Fortune 500.
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    You conveniently stated the policy, but your screen name tells me a different story.
     
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    He’s always been a character, now he’s a character that’s responsible for billions of dollars a month.

    Really a good guy, pretty sure his hard drinking days are behind him, and neither of us ever were big gamblers.
     
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    Agree with all above. We had a Horry County Airport cop leave his gun in the bathroom.

    Stop wondering....he's still there.
     
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