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Sunday, April 12, 2009


...HOW I FEEL AT THIS MOMENT!! Sometimes we can be so oblivious to the obvious.

Let me start at the beginning. {{{Sigh}}}. When the daughter left for work this morning, she hadn't been gone three minutes, and I get a cell phone call from her. "I think someone was in my car last night," she screamed.
"Why, would you think that", I retort. "I was making the turn into town and my passenger door flew open!" One has to understand this didn't get me excited, as her car is a moving garbage scow - the only thing of importance would be a couple of CD's - especially the new PINK CD. So I thought nothing more of the call.

Later in the morning, thegrandson and I had to run a couple of errands, and before I got to the end of the street - I noticed the interior light was on and the "door ajar" idiot light was flashing. Here, my back hatch was not latched. So I stopped the car, turned off the engine and walked to the back and closed the hatch tight. Again, I didn't think anything of this, as thedaughter had taken the "Easter bike" out on Friday night, and I assumed she had not closed the hatch securely. (And I didn't go anywhere on Saturday).

We received a phone call from a neighbor around 8:45 pm, telling us to lock everything up, as several cars were "broken into" last night. Talk about light bulbs going off!! Thedaughter and I immediately checked our cars more thoroughly, as far as we can tell nothing is missing. We then check theson's truck - everything electronic has been stolen out of his vehicle. Sirrius radio, radar detector, converter and 400 amp inverter. I'm sorry Zac - we will see that everything is replaced somehow.

Thedaughter and I loaded up all the recycling and garbage on her day off - and it was such a harried day, we were actually going to try and make one more run, but got side tracked ... and forgot to go out and lock his truck. Locking his vehicle is second nature, but the day got totally out of control.

I have filed a police report and they actually know the two juveniles that did this...but since they didn't catch them with the goods - they couldn't hold them. Now, they have to keep their eyes open as to where they will try to unload the stuff.

Nothing makes me madder than a thief. I feel we work hard for what little we have, and for some lazy ass to just steal it - hang 'em! Little bastards. I have a few more choice words, but I will spare you my tirade (as if this isn't enough). the cops told me if they mentioned the juveniles names - I would know them. Tonight they were closed lipped and not giving names. Trust me - I will find out!

Thedaughter is totally upset - guilt about leaving the truck open, and wants to cancel the vacation she was planning and saved her money for, in order to replace all that was stolen. I will have to check and see what the deductible is and the policy covers. This is going to be a pain in the ass. We will get it all taken care of one way or another, but it doesn't lessen the feelings of violation. Once I do find out who did it - the little asswipes will pray for jail - I still have friends! (So "Godfather" of me - huh?)

Catch y'all sometime tomorrow. Later...................


Evil Twin's Wife said...

This happened to us in our old neighborhood too. It was teens or younger kids. It's just so irritating and violating! I'm sorry you're having to deal with it and hope it gets resolved quickly.

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themom said...

ETW: My hopes exactly. I want to find the little buggers, get my stuff back and see them pay.

Conrad: Welcome and come back often.

Mauigirl said...

So sorry to hear this - our house was robbed about 20 years ago, not long after we moved in, and it is a terrible feeling. Luckily nothing of real value was taken, but it's the principle of it. Our neighborhood has a tendency to have car thefts and whatnot so everyone locks their cars, but despite that often thieves try to break in anyway and end up just wrecking the steering column. You'd think they'd know they can't steal the modern cars.

The Immortal Woman said...

Have been there. Surprisingly it was my home owners insurance that paid for it all! It still just makes you feel creepy and ready to stand guard. Where are those snipers for hire when you really need them!

Annette said...

As TheImmortalWoman said.. check with your Homeowners.. it may cover it more than the vehicle insurance and there may be no deductible. As for them not doing anything since they didn't catch them with the property.. that's why they investigate.. they seldom catch a thief or crook with the goods in their hands.. give me a break.. If they can get fingerprints off the vehicle and there is no good reason for them to be in there they have them I would think..

I would be calling the prosecutor.

slyght said...

my stuff's been stolen for 10 days, and you didn't tell me?! man, the adapters don't bother me, they were cheap. i need a new radar detector anyways, it's the sirius, i need to figure out how to transfer my account now. did they get my tools? love ya.