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    To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    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,
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    Sorry to read this, register.
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    That sucks.
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    Someone broke into my car once. They swiped about twenty CDs and a Sony Discman back when Sony Discman cost roughly $200.
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    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.

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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    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.
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    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.

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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    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. :

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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis
    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...
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    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. :
    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.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
    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.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    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.
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    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).
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    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.
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    Re: To the punk(s) who smashed my car window out last night...

    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.


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