Vehicle "break ins" and thefts

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  1. Moylan

    Moylan Member

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    I got an email today from work. My employer's police force reports that since Oct 27 they have responded to 9 vehicle "break ins" and 2 vehicle thefts. In each "break in," the car was left unlocked. (Is that a break in? What was broken?) In both thefts, the keys were in the car.

    Preaching to the choir here, I hope, but...people...lock your doors. :)
     
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    NCFubar Well-Known Member

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    With Christmas approaching it likely will get worse ... trying to find presents left or stored in vehicles.
     
  3. Catfish

    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I like the way you phrased that. It gives me ideas.
     
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    Pink_Vapor Well-Known Member

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    I’m glad I don’t work there!
    It’d be fun to leave a beater car unlocked with a prepped paintball grenade
     
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    Like gift wrapping the trash or worse???
     
  6. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    Unlocked car? Still theft, jail the thief.
    Keys in car? Still theft, jail the thief

    That said... Insurance companies should not be forced to cover it. Stupid needs to be painful.

    Let the games begin!
     
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  7. Catfish

    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Charter Member Supporting Member

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  8. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Hopefully they'll break into self-immolating Hyundais and Kias and 2 birds one stone will come into effect.
     
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    Climberman Unstealthiest Ninja

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    FIFY
     
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    RedneckFur Smith & Wesson is a religion of peace.

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    I learned that lesson the hard way about 10 years ago. Left my SUV unlocked. Someone stole my toolbox from the back, and my entire CD collection from the front seat.

    I lock things up now. And I hate thieves with a burning passion.
     
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    I'm in such a habit of locking my car every time I get out that I even lock it in my garage! Pisses my wife off when I drive her car and it's locked in the garage the next time she gets in it.
     
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  12. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Nuts over Lil D and Poll Editor Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    I had my truck broke into years ago at Friendly Center in Greensboro. They rummaged through it and looked over and left 2 guns and took my gfs purse that had $1200 In it that she had stuck under the passenger front seat. . Yes the truck was locked.

    Don’t leave money in your car either. Locks are for honest folk
     
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    I had someone go thorough my Jeep Wrangler about 15 years ago. Laughed my ass off. Pretty much every compartment in that jeep was full of old wrapper and french fries and all kinds of shit.
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I consider myself fortunate.

    The only thing I've ever had stolen from me was my childhood and my dreams with empty words.
     
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    I understand and somewhat agree and always try to lock my doors and don’t leave much in one but only issue I have with that is half the new cars remote unlock key fobs are so big or sensitive I carry often times I manage to be working on something and get against something and set off the alarm or lock or unlock the doors when the keys are carried in my pocket so that could be a problem or the fact cars with power locks are so easy to open without damage I could see it being a insurance battle proving it was locked to start with. Still hate a theif though and think they should pay.
     
  16. Pink_Vapor

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    Back in the 80's a friend had the stereo stolen from his Firebird, they broke in, reached underneath and pulled it out.
    He quietly replaced the expensive unit with an even more expensive one, this time with razor blades glued to the back.
    A couple mornings later he found the door open, and blood all over the carpet and down the sidewalk. The radio was intact.
     
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    wsfiredude Can't starve us out; Can't make us run Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I do the same.
     
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    Me too. I have even locked the spouse in the car at a stop when I was the driver.
     
  19. rdinatal

    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    I tried to snip this to a certain idea but could not. If any is provable then the $ should be on the owner, or the thief, not the insurance company. Think this way... If it's profitable to pay out 100% of the time why can't some $ be saved to push back on the lazy owner and not the observant owner? As long as that savings get passed to the policy payer... See no evil, etc.

    I know that some times things happen. I've even noticed my truck unlocked a few times but I've not left anything in to be stolen.
     
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    Ferrisfan Got here as soon as I could Supporting Member

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    Thieves will also cruise the subdivisions looking for cars that have been started to warm up. I’ve called neighbors out on that for making our neighborhood a target.
     
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    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    That sounds like an abduction.
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    Role play?!?
     
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    I abducted him 26 years ago. He's not going anywhere.
     
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    My dear, you sound like my bride of 35+ years :)
     
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    I left a Baofeng radio in my car. Someone broke in and left me two more.
     
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    The only thing they will get if they break into my car is practice.
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

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    False imprisonment. ;)

    Had a set of golf clubs taken from the back of my SUV at work several years back. You could see the shape if the bag through the tint. They wegded a screwdriver under the edge of the rear gate window until the glass shattered. They grabbed them and took off leaving a digital camera in the front seat.
     
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    Had some clown break a $50 side window to steal a f'ed up cheap surfcasting reel from the front passenger floor of my truck (this near the French Broad River, well removed from any surf), and left behind $300-$400 worth of saw blades waiting to go to the machine shop to get sharpened.

    I unintentionally set myself up to learn the Decoy Defense. (Tuition: $50!)