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Old 01-10-2020, 02:06 PM
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Come home this morning and there are two cop cars and a CSI van parked in front of my house. Neighbor left their cars unlocked again and three hoodlums came in on bikes (seen on cameras) and stole a few hundred dollars worth of stuff. Of course they didn't come just for their cars, they went up and down the street checking for unlocked cars and found a new $80k truck unlocked, with the keys in it, the next street over and stole it. If they would lock their cars, they would come once or twice and see it is a waste of time and not come back again. We keep our cars locked so we didn't have any items stolen, but still get that violated feeling knowing that someone walked up in my driveway snooping around.
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Complaining about it on THT will solve the problem.
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People that leave their vehicle unlocked and it gets stolen should have their deductible raised by a multiple of 10
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
Complaining about it on THT will solve the problem.
mean but true
Old 01-10-2020, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
People that leave their vehicle unlocked and it gets stolen should have their deductible raised by a multiple of 10
No, what should happen is they should cut off your hands for theft, even petty theft.

Steal a pack of gum...off with your hands.

Steal a truck...off with your hands.
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Oh boy, do I have a story for you...
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Oh boy, do I have a story for you...
At first I thought this was a parody...
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flipping handles is what they call it
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Oh boy, do I have a story for you...
lol!
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My neighbor got online ranting about his handgun stolen from his unlocked truck. I hate a thief but I hate the dumb sheep too
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Humans...................They can be so stupid sometimes!
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Get off my lawn!


no really, get off.
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Funny story........My friends Dad is retired Lt. for Annapolis PD. When he retired, he was hired as consultant by APD for an Anti-Auto Theft Initiative they were promoting and the slogan was "Take The Keys".
3 week into it, his truck was stolen from in front of his house.

Pops left the keys in the ignition!
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Locking your vehicles at night is not necessary if you park them in your garage. We have never kept less than two vehicles parked overnight in our two-car garage. If we have a third vehicle parked curbside, it's locked, clubbed and alarmed. Why is this concept so difficult?

Storing mountains of clutter in a garage is just plain wrong. 90% of homeowners do this ... I get it, and I know I'm just a one-in-a million a nut job for thinking a garage is for parking vehicles. When I learn our neighbors cars have been vandalized, I don't even look up from the paper. Yeah ... I'm with Sin Bin ... get off my lawn and get that shit out of your garage.
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
Complaining about it on THT will solve the problem.
I find it very informative. Should be a PSA. Nobody is safe these days, even in designer gated communities. Had it happen to me and my lil' Sis in W-Burg said she wasn't worried. About a month later they hit over 30 cars in her "safe" neighborhood. Lock your cars folks. I don't care how "safe" you feel. It's rampant.
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People use a club? What is this, 1992?

Our garage is full of motorcycles and children's toys so only one car fits. The other is outside, usually unlocked.
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
People that leave their vehicle unlocked and it gets stolen should have their deductible raised by a multiple of 10
And for any at fault accidents or tickets.
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Originally Posted by Pez Vela View Post
Locking your vehicles at night is not necessary if you park them in your garage. We have never kept less than two vehicles parked overnight in our two-car garage. If we have a third vehicle parked curbside, it's locked, clubbed and alarmed. Why is this concept so difficult?

Storing mountains of clutter in a garage is just plain wrong. 90% of homeowners do this ... I get it, and I know I'm just a one-in-a million a nut job for thinking a garage is for parking vehicles. When I learn our neighbors cars have been vandalized, I don't even look up from the paper. Yeah ... I'm with Sin Bin ... get off my lawn and get that shit out of your garage.
No need to get personal. I'm aware that I have a problem. Where does one store their mountain of crap if not the garage?
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I don't have a garage.
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This happened in my neighborhood a few years ago. His pickup was unlocked and he had the spare key to his wife's brand new Audi inside. The car was stolen and eventually found 5-6 months later in Georgia.

Got a laptop in another neighbor's unlocked truck the same night.

It's a ritual of mine to go outside and check the vehicles every night before bed. I've caught our doors unlocked a few times over the years.

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