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registerthis
01-18-2006, 11:14 AM
I hope you enjoy the $50 in "free" subway rides you'll be getting from my Metro card, and the two McDonald's hamburgers that the $2 in change you stole from me will buy you. I also hope that you appreciate the work of Mr. Paul McCartney, because the CD you took from my CD player is quite good.

The Safelite Auto Glass store also wishes to extend their gratitude to you for the opportunity to replace my rear window. It's fine citizens such as yourself that help them stay in business.

Finally, thanks for making my morning eventful. I was getting so tired of the get-up-and--drive-to-work routine. Your act of vandalism allowed me to take a few moments to sip my tea and pet the cat while I awaited the call back from the friendly D.C. police officer.

Yours in eternal gratitude,
An Irritated Citizen

RedFanAlways1966
01-18-2006, 11:17 AM
Sorry to read this, register. :(

redsfan30
01-18-2006, 11:18 AM
That sucks.

Johnny Footstool
01-18-2006, 11:34 AM
Someone broke into my car once. They swiped about twenty CDs and a Sony Discman back when Sony Discman cost roughly $200.

westofyou
01-18-2006, 11:37 AM
I've had it twice, once in the Oakland hills someone stole my briefcase, which had in it my favorite pair of jeans nothing else at all, under the front seat was a wallet full of cash and some plastic.

They missed that.

Then in the Mission District of San Francisco at 3 in the morning on a rainy night, stole the wifes raincoat and boots, left a giant oriental rug in the back.

We had to drive 25 miles home with a broken window in the rain... that sucked.

registerthis
01-18-2006, 12:02 PM
We had to drive 25 miles home with a broken window in the rain... that sucked.

Ugh...bummer, WOY.

It was a heavy rain in D.C. today, too. Seems like these things just don't happen in nice weather.

Luckily, the idiot didn't/wasn't able to find the button to pop the trunk on the underside of my driver's seat--he would have found a treasure trove of goodies back there.

westofyou
01-18-2006, 12:05 PM
Luckily, the idiot didn't/wasn't able to find the button to pop the trunk on the underside of my driver's seat--he would have found a treasure trove of goodies back there.

Yes very lucky, probably a crackhead smash and dash.

Unassisted
01-18-2006, 12:10 PM
I feel your pain, since I replaced a window smashed by thieves twice.

My favorite was when the thief got the power cord for a radar detector (a $5 value!) and I got a bill for $150 and the opportunity to experience winter driving with a shower curtain for a car window for the week it took the glass place to order a replacement window. See, I had learned to take the radar detector out of the car after the first smash-and-grab, but wasn't expecting the thief's return visit for the cord, though. :p:

Caveat Emperor
01-18-2006, 12:19 PM
I hope you enjoy the $50 in "free" subway rides you'll be getting from my Metro card, and the two McDonald's hamburgers that the $2 in change you stole from me will buy you. I also hope that you appreciate the work of Mr. Paul McCartney, because the CD you took from my CD player is quite good.

The Safelite Auto Glass store also wishes to extend their gratitude to you for the opportunity to replace my rear window. It's fine citizens such as yourself that help them stay in business.

Finally, thanks for making my morning eventful. I was getting so tired of the get-up-and--drive-to-work routine. Your act of vandalism allowed me to take a few moments to sip my tea and pet the cat while I awaited the call back from the friendly D.C. police officer.

Yours in eternal gratitude,
An Irritated Citizen

Man, that sucks -- I feel your pain, though...

I had my car broken into twice in the span of 30 days my first year of law school here in Toledo. They got my stereo, all my CDs (including Frank Sinatra's "Best Of" and the Wu-Tang Clan's "36 Chambers" -- now, you'd think the odds of them liking both the Chairman and the Wu are pretty slim, so just take what you want and leave ONE for me...), a jacket, a backpack, and a pair of size 17 shoes (good luck wearing those).

I got the stereo replaced 2 weeks later, and then no sooner had that happened when BAM -- another broken window, another early morning of walking to my car and seeing nothing but wires coming out of the front of the dash.

I hate thieves. Hate, Hate, HATE...

registerthis
01-18-2006, 12:21 PM
I feel your pain, since I replaced a window smashed by thieves twice.

My favorite was when the thief got the power cord for a radar detector (a $5 value!) and I got a bill for $150 and the opportunity to experience winter driving with a shower curtain for a car window for the week it took the glass place to order a replacement window. See, I had learned to take the radar detector out of the car after the first smash-and-grab, but wasn't expecting the thief's return visit for the cord, though. :p:

Gah, stuff like this just really irks me. I had the lock on my car punched out years ago so the thief could steal--get ready!--a $10 CD power adapter THAT WAS BROKEN AND DIDN'T WORK.

As far as the nature of this thing this morning, yes probably a crackhead. I was at my fiance's place, and she lives in Central D.C. Her block is really quite nice (lots of rehab'ed rowhouses and condos), but at the end of her block is a homeless shelter. Normally they do a good job policing the center, but you can't control all of the riff-raff thatc oems and goes from there. That was probably the case last night. :angry:

registerthis
01-18-2006, 12:23 PM
I hate thieves. Hate, Hate, HATE...

That's terrible. I was fortunate that my thief was a small-timer who didn't have a clue what he was doing, really.

God, two stereos in a month--I'd have been sleeping in my back seat with a loaded .44, methinks.

LoganBuck
01-18-2006, 12:25 PM
In college a buddy of mine drove a real beater of a Ford F150. He had a the old push button radio that had a rudimentary tape player in it. They broke his front window and smashed his dash in getting it out. My question was why? In the same parking lot there were so many other cars with far superior radios and belongings inside. The picked the ugliest truck, and stole the worst radio. My friend was out $250 dollars for the glass, the truck might have been worth $500.

Puffy
01-18-2006, 12:32 PM
I had my cars broken into four times. Yup, that is not a misprint - 4 times.

One time it was just for the change they saw in my cupholder. For that I got a rock thru the passenger side window.

The other three times I lost my stereo, among other things (CD's, change, radar decector, etc).

KronoRed
01-18-2006, 12:57 PM
Sorry to hear that RT..that totally sucks :(

Never had a smash and dash, the Mrs did have someone get into the car somehow, guess they slimed the lock, they didn't take anything..helps to have tapes that would be thieves wouldn't know..they just messed around in the glove box and took off.

TeamSelig
01-18-2006, 01:06 PM
had my passenger window smashed my first night at college... took my CD player (which was pretty nice), made me mad that they picked my car (89 Ford Escort). I have the crappiest vehicle in school, and they smash my window and take my CD player. Too bad they didn't see the subs and amp in the back.

RBA
01-18-2006, 02:58 PM
In England, I had my quarter glass window smashed and the "punk(s)" ripped out my stereo and alnog with it my AC/Heating controls. My AC was never the same after that. Also the Quarter Glass cost more to replace than the radio.

Yes, there is crime outside the US too.

WVRed
01-18-2006, 03:02 PM
Somebody broke into my dads truck back a couple months ago, ripped out the CD player and made off with some CDs. There were plenty of others that it had happened to that morning as well.

ghettochild
01-18-2006, 04:13 PM
One time it was just for the change they saw in my cupholder. For that I got a rock thru the passenger side window.
.

must of been a crackhead

Sean_CaseyRules
01-18-2006, 04:39 PM
Honestly I hope that they try that again, and you catch them register, now wouldn't that be fun?

Tony Cloninger
01-18-2006, 04:42 PM
My 1993 Honda Accord...was broken into 2 times in 2 months...

First time...they took (and this is my fault for leaving them in there) 80+ CD book... CD's i purchased in 1988-1992.... all my Zeppelin...Sabbath.... Clash... Roxy Music... Bowie... The Who..... they also took $15 in change.
My sunvisor.....and whatever they could get their hands on.

I do not live in a bad area... but the streetlight went out and it is really dark there when that happens.

Then 1 month later they came back and took the radio...but it does not work once it is taken out of the car.

Luckily i still have the car.......... It is in very good condition and runs great... but it sucks to have things just taken like that from you.

registerthis
01-18-2006, 04:45 PM
Honestly I hope that they try that again, and you catch them register, now wouldn't that be fun?

i've wondered what I would do...it varies between smashing his face through what's left of my rear window, and giving him a bag of ground up aspirin and laxatives and telling him to smoke it.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-18-2006, 04:51 PM
i've wondered what I would do...it varies between smashing his face through what's left of my rear window, and giving him a bag of ground up aspirin and laxatives and telling him to smoke it.

I like the first one, just because I like to see violent things, lol.

GAC
01-18-2006, 07:49 PM
I hope you enjoy the $50 in "free" subway rides you'll be getting from my Metro card, and the two McDonald's hamburgers that the $2 in change you stole from me will buy you. I also hope that you appreciate the work of Mr. Paul McCartney, because the CD you took from my CD player is quite good.

The Safelite Auto Glass store also wishes to extend their gratitude to you for the opportunity to replace my rear window. It's fine citizens such as yourself that help them stay in business.

Finally, thanks for making my morning eventful. I was getting so tired of the get-up-and--drive-to-work routine. Your act of vandalism allowed me to take a few moments to sip my tea and pet the cat while I awaited the call back from the friendly D.C. police officer.

Yours in eternal gratitude,
An Irritated Citizen


Sorry to hear this happened reg. I hope they catch the punks.

And stealing a Paul McCartney CD should get them the chair in my book. ;)

registerthis
01-19-2006, 11:41 AM
Sorry to hear this happened reg. I hope they catch the punks.

And stealing a Paul McCartney CD should get them the chair in my book. ;)

Nah, the punks will carry on with their vandalizing ways for some time. D.C. police have bigger fish to fry than catching someone who smashed a window on a car. besides, there's a shelter at the end of the block that attracts certain--"types". I doubt whoever did this will ever be caught.

On the upside I got my car back today with a nice new window. Set be back a few hundred $$$ but, hey, that's city livin' for you.

LincolnparkRed
01-19-2006, 05:41 PM
I've been on the receiving end twice but the best was my roomate in college.

They stole his car, and drove it to a crack house in Bloomington IN (might be the only one) Then rip out his stereo and leave a joint on the dash. The cops find the car and I drive him over to get it where the cop points to the apartment with a door that looks like it was ripped off the hinges and says we figure someone who lives there or was going there took your car. He then says I'm the one that kicked the door in the last time we busted them. Now the worst part is, I believe since the locks are busted and the stereo is missing Keith buys a new stereo with a detachable face and then preceeds to lose the face one night when he is out drinking.

GAC
01-19-2006, 07:45 PM
I live out in the country. I've never had to worry about vandals.... just my son running into the side of the car with the riding mower. ;)

Caseyfan21
01-19-2006, 08:33 PM
I think I can beat just about any story of break in's and stupid thieves. My mom is a 4th grade teacher so frequently on car trips she takes along her "teacher bag" that contains some pencils, pens, her grading book, and all of her students' papers. A few years ago my parents and sister were in Columbus for the day and while they were out the driver's window got smashed in on my mom's Honda Odyssey. My parent's had a small binder of their cd's up front in the dashboard, my little sister had her portable CD player and CD's in the back under the seat, and then there was a normal CD/Radio stereo up front. This thief only takes my mom's teacher bag, totally skips everything else. I can't even his reaction when he realized there was absolutely nothing of value to him and he totally wasted his time. Maybe the "Mrs. ...." stitching didn't clue him in or maybe he just had a burning desire to read 4th grader's homework. If my parent's hadn't had to pay to get the window fixed it probably would have been even funnier.

We really need to start a dumb thief thread on here.

KronoRed
01-19-2006, 09:45 PM
Who knows..the thief might have been stuck in 4th grade and was trying to cheat out of it ;)

marcshoe
01-19-2006, 10:15 PM
While my brother-in-law and I were attending a minor league baseball game a few years ago, someone broke into his car and stole a baseball.

Well, technically the baseball itself broke his back window, and someone crawled in the hole and took it.

The security guard swore that he'd watched the car carefully from the time the foul ball hit, and no one had bothered it, but we found a program for that evening's game lying in the back seat.

The broken window was one thing, but our not even getting to keep the ball as a souvineer really topped things off. :(

SteelSD
01-20-2006, 03:12 AM
Only had had my car broken into once- 15 years ago. The jerks smashed the driver's side window and stole about 20 tapes (yeah, it was that long ago), a tennis racket, and my favorite baseball glove.

Insurance took care of the cost, but that baseball glove was one-of-a-kind. I'd dug out a great deal of the padding in the heel and it was a glove that I could use for pitching and then move every finger over to allow for a larger pocket in the outfield.

Truth be told, I was more ticked off about the glove than anything else.