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Old 05-08-2011, 02:16 AM
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You know if its one thing I hate is a thief......... One of my good buddies just graduated college with his master is business. So being the nice person I am, I threw him a get together at my house. My fiance slaved all day today in the kitchen preparing a ton of food for everyone and we spent a crap load of money on everything. Anyhow the party went great and everyone starting leaving around 1am, so all the guys that remained went out to a bar to have a few more drinks, and all the girls stayed at the house. We ended up getting in around 4:30am (since the owner of the bar and me are good friends who locked the door and kept serving us after 2). Anyhow as I got home I noticed that the factory body kit off of my Acura TL was missing! The messed up thing was, there was one of the guys little cousins that came, about 18 or 19 years old that kept asking me if I would sell the lip kit. I kept saying no..... sorta fishy that after him asking me it showed up missing....... I am going to look at my camera videos in the AM, and see who actually took it. Never the less I work my ass off for the nice things in life. I don't steal. If I cant afford something I do without, not steal it from someone else.

Now me and this guy has been friends for about 18 years now, if it turns out to be his cousin that stole the lip kit, what is the best way to approach him about it? I told my fiance tonight that I just wanna break his little fingers!!!!!!!! She said that would be a little extreme.... How to just let it go and replace it.. I mean $1800 is just to much to turn a blind eye on you know?
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If it is him in the video, invite your friend and the thief over (for another reason) then watch the video together.....for starters.


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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
If it is him in the video, invite your friend and the thief over (for another reason) then watch the video together.....for starters.


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I agree, let them watch the video. I would also make a police report. If he did take it, then your friend of 18 years should pounce on the kid and make sure its gets handled properly, to include reimbursement for your losses, and then some punitive action for the kid, maybe he can do your yard work for a year
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I agree, let them watch the video. I would also make a police report. If he did take it, then your friend of 18 years should pounce on the kid and make sure its gets handled properly, to include reimbursement for your losses, and then some punitive action for the kid, maybe he can do your yard work for a year
I like the breaking of fingers. Nothing like a broken bone to make you remember a time in your life.



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I like the breaking of fingers. Nothing like a broken bone to make you remember a time in your life.



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Yeah, I hear ya! An eye for an eye, right!
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Watch the video and make darn sure you got your proof before you do anything else. If you do I would not invite the kid over just your friend and if you do have it in video show it to him. Not a lot he can say but i"d let your friend handle it. You'll either get your part back or the money. If he's any type of friend at all unless its in your own mind you will.
If you don't have proof in the video be careful letting your friend know and unless you can prove it was that kid be careful pointing fingers at others. Might be your fingers that will be broke.........
That can turn on you real quick...........
If it is this kid, and you go straight to the cops your friend really can't say anything but will wonder why you didn't trust him enought to talk to him first. I would. There is a way to keep your friendship with your buddy and get by this.
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Chances are if it wasn't the kid, he called or text messaged a buddy of his with your address and a description of the car, told him to go get him for him and he'd give him $50 or $100 bucks.
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I would text message the video to him. That would scare the crap out of him. Then be waiting for him at his house with his parents. Hed have to be a royal dumbass to install it on his car.....
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Put the little shit in jail, your's aren't the first things he's stolen. At 18 or so I bet he's a damned pro already. I'm betting your friend will feel the same way. I like the idea of having them watch the video with you, but I'd have already turned it in to the police.
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Put the little shit in jail, your's aren't the first things he's stolen. At 18 or so I bet he's a damned pro already. I'm betting your friend will feel the same way. I like the idea of having them watch the video with you, but I'd have already turned it in to the police.
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There was a kid 15-16 years of age around my parents house that got caught stealing over 5 times(how many times did he not get caught) and each time no one would press charges (or wanted to ruin his life or whatever(he is doing that on his own)) so he would keep stealing. The parents did not care and where not around much. This is a super nice area of town minus the police chief. If you dont press charges the kid will never learn.
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He needs to be in jail.
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Well after viewing the video, you could clearly see it was the young punk and one of his buddies! I called my buddy over and told him that I needed to show him something, and know it has not much to do with him or what not, but anyhow after viewing the video with me, I had this little punk at my front door returning the lip kit and saying how he was sorry, in which point in time Kendall, his older cousin, hits him pretty good upside the head and starts in the whole you really embarrassed me speech. Need less to say I got my lip kit back, and these little punks realized that the house has a camera system so don't try and steal anything.

I just hope he learned his lesson, because the next guy that catches him may not be as nice....
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I see you live in Florida. Doesn't Florida allow for "deadly force" in protecting your vehicle? I.e.. it's an extension of your home?

Point of asking is, next time he may be shot trying to steal someones stuff. Not worth going to jail over something like this.. But totally different story if someone decides to shoot and ask questions later.. He really got lucky this time...

I still think he needs to be in jail, but glad you got your stuff back.
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I just hope he learned his lesson, because the next guy that catches him may not be as nice....
Did he reinstall it too, while you lit matches between his toes? ;?


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That's great kids are stupid glad it all worked out you handled it well!
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I see you live in Florida. Doesn't Florida allow for "deadly force" in protecting your vehicle? I.e.. it's an extension of your home?

Point of asking is, next time he may be shot trying to steal someones stuff. Not worth going to jail over something like this.. But totally different story if someone decides to shoot and ask questions later.. He really got lucky this time...

I still think he needs to be in jail, but glad you got your stuff back.
after viewing the video my first reaction was to call the cops and just let the chips fall where they do....... But the old lady talked me out of that.

After thinking about it when it was all said and done, I should of called the cops and let them handle it. I guess I contributed to the problem that is going on in this country, when these little punks do there crimes and rip people off they just get a slap on the wrist and pep talk and they walk free to commit a bigger crime. You shoot a guy in the back as he is fleeing your house after breaking in, and your the wrong one. Isn't our legal system the best?
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After thinking about it when it was all said and done, I should of called the cops and let them handle it. I guess I contributed to the problem that is going on in this country ...

Nah, the problem in the US of A is the illegal criminal aliens. Forget it, you did good, got your stuff back. Now it's time to move on with your life.
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any damage to the car or kit? Does it fit like it did before? If not what do you value the difference at? What would it take to return your car back to the way it was before.


He's just out a smack to the head, the lecture doesn't mean a thing to him or he wouldn't have stolen it in the first place. The more you coddle these theives the braver they get, it's actually worth it to them. He's most likely stolen several times, been caught, sounds like once and the punishment lasted about 5 minutes.
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My home security camera system caught a couple of kids stealing from my house. I turned the video into the police, they reacted very slowly and didn't care. The assigned investigator was very lazy and had a bad attitude. I gave the city manager a ring, and then I got a call from the chief of police. I had a little meeting with them both at the police station, with my video and all facts prepared for them, to include the kids names and where they live (2 doors down from me). The kids mother protected the kids, total lack of respect to my wife and I, as if we had offended them for bringing to their attention their kids vandalized and stole from my home. So I went to Crime stoppers and had the kids video put on the morning news. Then I got a new investigator assigned, and arrests were made the next day. Then the court process began. It was a PIA, and in the end the kids got some jail time, and then were ordered to pay me back for my losses. Did they? NO. So I sued the parents, I got the judgement, and did I ever receive a dime? NO. So the next steps were to seek collections and place a lien on their property. Did they own anything? NO. It got to the point where the time from work, stress, and legal fees were too much and not worth it. So we decided to let it be and move on.

The legal system, although slow and needed motivated, did rule in my favor, but that didn't mean chit, we never got paid, so it was all a waste of time. The kids will become a permanent part of the legal system, and cost me, the tax payer, more money for the rest of their miserable lives.

Unbelievable.
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after viewing the video my first reaction was to call the cops and just let the chips fall where they do....... But the old lady talked me out of that.
Well, nothing wrong with listening to the better half. She was just wrong this time. In my opinion of course. Not trying to insult here...

After thinking about it when it was all said and done, I should of called the cops and let them handle it. I guess I contributed to the problem that is going on in this country, when these little punks do there crimes and rip people off they just get a slap on the wrist and pep talk and they walk free to commit a bigger crime.
I think so too. Will he learn his lesson now? Probably not. The things we do and decisions we make have consequences.

As you posted earlier, next time, he may not be so fortunate. Someone may just as well shoot him.

You shoot a guy in the back as he is fleeing your house after breaking in, and your the wrong one. Isn't our legal system the best?
Funny you would use that scenario... There was a guy here that had been victimized several times with break ins at his home. I can't remember if he was woken up at night or drove up while this person was in the middle of burglarizing his home. Long story really short, he shot and killed him, with a hunting rifle as he was speeding away in the "get away" car.

They charged him with man slaughter I believe. A jury of his peers found him innocent.

Of course, now you have the right to protect your car and personal belongings with deadly force in Alabama. Kind of an extension of your home. Several other states as well. Florida included.

Who knows, maybe the embarrassment will leave a lasting impression.

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