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Old 01-09-2021, 03:33 PM
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My dad lives with me and my wife and kids.

He leaves his keys on his dash. Today I went to warm his car up for him, and there was keys on the dash, painkillers and a roll of $20's in plain sight in the center console.

Steams me up because he's on my insurance plan.

I really want to go out there one night after he's asleep and move it a few blocks away, but I'm afraid what will happen if he calls the cops.

Any suggestions on what I can do to get him to stop being an idiot?
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Take the money and pills and everything else in the truck to make it look like someone got in.
Old 01-09-2021, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Smoak352 View Post
Take the money and pills and everything else in the truck to make it look like someone got in.
Honestly, I don't think he'd notice. Especially since right now he can't drive because he just had his right big toe amputated.

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Doesn't sound like he's in very good health and you want to troll him over some nonsense? Your name is fitting, seem to always be mad.
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Take the pills and money but leave his door wide open. That is how most car theft is done these days.
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Originally Posted by tripleseaz View Post
Doesn't sound like he's in very good health and you want to troll him over some nonsense? Your name is fitting, seem to always be mad.
Nonsense? He leaves his car sitting in my driveway off the alley with the keys in it, painkillers and cash sitting in plain sight. Its a recipe for having it stolen and joyridden by some high school kids and ditched out in the woods.

Plus its on my insurance, so when it happens, I get to foot the deductible.
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Nothing says lesson like serving Taco Bell.
Old 01-09-2021, 03:47 PM
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Just learn to check on his car every evening. And let him enjoy the rest of his life.
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Fart spray in the car, tell him it could have been a bum sleeping in there.
Old 01-09-2021, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mfix View Post
Just learn to check on his car every evening. And let him enjoy the rest of his life.
Ok, so to be clear here, I live on main street in a small town. There are a lot of people that walk down the sidewalk in front of my house, and a lot of people that walk down the alley. This isn't like I have a couple acres and someone snooping around his car would be out of the ordinary. No, people walking past his car is like an every 20 minute thing.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
Ok, so to be clear here, I live on main street in a small town. There are a lot of people that walk down the sidewalk in front of my house, and a lot of people that walk down the alley. This isn't like I have a couple acres and someone snooping around his car would be out of the ordinary. No, people walking past his car is like an every 20 minute thing.
So remove the stuff and bring the keys inside. No need to be mad lugo
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So remove the stuff and bring the keys inside. No need to be mad lugo
Yeah, except the thing is he doesn't think its any big deal and tells me that no one will mess with it. So even if I fix it once, its just going to keep happening.
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Lock the keys in the car and hide any spares.
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ill bet there were times when you were a kid he wanted to teach you a lesson or two but didnt because it would have harmed you in some way.
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
ill bet there were times when you were a kid he wanted to teach you a lesson or two but didnt because it would have harmed you in some way.
Don't remember being a kid and leaving a $5000 vehicle, $1000 in cash and painkillers sitting out in the open for anyone to steal.
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You are obviously not in a position to handle having your father on your insurance. I am sure it was much better for him having a teenager added to his policy...

Grow the **** up, you are not teaching your father ANY lessons, and check the car as part of your routine. You said he can't even drive now, so how the hell is he going to leave pills and cash in the car? He will be gone on day, but you could have shown him a ****ing lesson.
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Originally Posted by kcinnick2 View Post
You are obviously not in a position to handle having your father on your insurance. I am sure it was much better for him having a teenager added to his policy...

Grow the **** up, you are not teaching your father ANY lessons, and check the car as part of your routine. You said he can't even drive now, so how the hell is he going to leave pills and cash in the car? He will be gone on day, but you could have shown him a ****ing lesson.
Check the car as part of my routine? what? So....what do I do? "yep, not broken into yet". How often do I check it? He doesn't want it locked, or to put his cash and other stuff up. So tell me, how often do I check it to make sure it doesn't get stolen?

I was never a teenager on his policy, he left when I was 14 or so and I didn't talk to him again until I was in my 20s.

He can't drive "now". He has a toe amputation. It'll be a few days and he'll be back in the saddle.
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Can you remotely lock it somehow ?

Maybe have a talk and put a dish by the door he can drop those items into as soon as he walks in . That would maintain the zero effort thought process he likes and will have the security of knowing where they are . Start doing it for him ... he may make a couple trips back into the house but I suppose a new robotic routine will take hold . Older folk are about routine .
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As it was said just pull the stuff out and lock the car any time you find it that way.
when he says anything about it just say your are making sure your insurance rates do not go up.
And you would appreciate him doing the same.
just like you would tell your kids, your house your rules

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