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Post Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:07 pm

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Well, we got lucky tonight. I stayed home because of the heat is still too much for me. We're still under excessive heat warning until tomorrow night sometime. So my hubby took the boys down town to see the minor league Dayton Dragon's beseball team play. He swore he locked the car before he left. But they put water bottles in their pockets to take inside, not supposed to. Costs too much for bottled water or pop to drink there.

Anyway, hubby's leg was hurting too much (3 yr old leg injury) & they had to leave at the start of the 7th inning. The Dragon's were winning big time anyway, so they probably ended up winning tonight.

They get to the car (don't know how far away they parked, the small field is in the middle of Down Town Dayton. Anyway, they get to my car & all my papers & stuff from my console & glove box was tossed all over the place.

Hubby calls me up on the cell phone to tell me this. Then he says he's puzzled, the person who done this didn't take anything other than our loose change.

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

I had our casino players cards in the car (though it really won't do them any good without a pass word), the pennies were left behind, my music CD's were still in the car, as well as our navigational device.

It had to been someone in a hurry needing money for drugs or other stuff & didn't want to fool with trying to sell stolen items. That was to our favor becasue it seems just the loose change is gone. I don't keep much in the car anyway. I did have the little DVD players that fit over the back of the front seat in the house. Usually they stay in the car, but I had taken them out because I didn't like them staying in the car in the heat.

Don't know about the spare tire or that X lug nut loosener/ tightener tool. He didn't check that.

I'm just glad it didn't happen when they were there at the car!
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Post Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:21 pm

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Thank God all way well. God was on your side.
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Post Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:33 pm

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My hubby & kids were watched over & I'm grateful for that one.
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Post Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:16 pm

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Honestly,i agree that it was good no one was there when they got back to the car and all they took is loose change.What to do when you have children with you is much differant than w/o them.We had someone walk right up our driveway looking into our vehicles last winter,looking for the same i'd assume.The man obviously didn't expect us to be up that early and was surprised when he seen us watching him through the window. :lol: They say not to leave any money at all in plain view in side your vehicle.Friend of a friend left her purse in the car overnight,WRONG,they took the whole thing,id and all. We lock our vehicles always,insurance reasons mainly,the one thing for sure is if they want something bad enough,they'll get it one way or another.Out of site,out of mind is the best.Myself,i love catching the bad guy and i don't call the cops,this is where my wife and i differ. :roll: The cops around here do little,i've found my method is better.
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Post Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:02 pm

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The money wasn't in site. It was inside the colsole inside the change slots. I just hope from now on the hubby puts them keys in a pocket & doesn't add something else in there too so that it hits the unlock button!

I got in the car today for the first time & why this was gone I don't know, but my #14 Stewart seat belt shoulder pad was taken. Though I think probably the husband opened the door & it fell out & he didn't notice it. Why would the thief take my shoulder pad for my seat belt with the change in my change holder slots (I had the shoulder pad in the console at the time too) & not take the naviational unit in the console.

But I always keep my vehicle locked every time I exit it, the hubby poo-poos that idea. It's my car & my stuff inside I want to protect by lock even if it isn't much in there. I think that thief got about $1.50 in change, if that much. The thief didn't even take my scratch off lottery tickets in the console, though they're from Indiana & I had forgotten about them & they are over a yr old so probably can't collect now. Only was going to get $6 from it.

Yes, I'm so glad they weren't there to catch him or him hiding in the back of my car waiting.
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Post Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:31 pm

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wolfgang wrote:Honestly,i agree that it was good no one was there when they got back to the car and all they took is loose change.What to do when you have children with you is much differant than w/o them.We had someone walk right up our driveway looking into our vehicles last winter,looking for the same i'd assume.The man obviously didn't expect us to be up that early and was surprised when he seen us watching him through the window. :lol: They say not to leave any money at all in plain view in side your vehicle.Friend of a friend left her purse in the car overnight,WRONG,they took the whole thing,id and all. We lock our vehicles always,insurance reasons mainly,the one thing for sure is if they want something bad enough,they'll get it one way or another.Out of site,out of mind is the best.Myself,i love catching the bad guy and i don't call the cops,this is where my wife and i differ. :roll: The cops around here do little,i've found my method is better.




Wolfgang What happened to you avatar? Sorry S but its happening all over next door to me got broken into just a few days ago. Took only Money.
Cops don't care they took 3 hrs to come over to there house.
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Post Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:41 am

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Post Sign in Car : " Guarded by Smith & Wesson... 4 days of the week. You guess which ones. "

Post Sign in house : Picture of Doberman Or Rot Or Pit.... "I can make it to the door in 2.0 flat... how about you?"

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Post Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:11 pm

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duffygoofy wrote:
wolfgang wrote:Honestly,i agree that it was good no one was there when they got back to the car and all they took is loose change.What to do when you have children with you is much differant than w/o them.We had someone walk right up our driveway looking into our vehicles last winter,looking for the same i'd assume.The man obviously didn't expect us to be up that early and was surprised when he seen us watching him through the window. :lol: They say not to leave any money at all in plain view in side your vehicle.Friend of a friend left her purse in the car overnight,WRONG,they took the whole thing,id and all. We lock our vehicles always,insurance reasons mainly,the one thing for sure is if they want something bad enough,they'll get it one way or another.Out of site,out of mind is the best.Myself,i love catching the bad guy and i don't call the cops,this is where my wife and i differ. :roll: The cops around here do little,i've found my method is better.




Wolfgang What happened to you avatar? Sorry S but its happening all over next door to me got broken into just a few days ago. Took only Money.
Cops don't care they took 3 hrs to come over to there house.

What do you mean about,oh that one-tried to change it but while doing so lost the old one and so far no luck getting the new one in.
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Post Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:21 pm

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Lol smokie, the kind of luck I have, the dumb idiot(s) would break into the car looking for the gun!
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Post Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:43 am

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There's a small difference between theif and opportunist. A thief will plan and have tools available to break into a car or house; an opportunist will take what's easily available. I had the sme thing happen one night when I was staying with my mom (parked on the side street) I had forgot to lock it and the next morning my change was cleared out. Luckily for me, no one's noticed when my son walks out and leaves the back door open.
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Post Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:22 am

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Leaving the house unlocked is another story.
I was in the back yard garden (small housing community) & the husband was in the garage tinkering around on one of his vehicles when a car pulled up out front. A man got out & started for our kitchen door & got 1/2 way inside the house by the time my husband ran & pulled the man out by the back of his shirt & almost knocked him off the porch asking him (beep beep beep beep...... sensoring for the youngsters) are you doing going into my house!? I didn't know what was going on at the time let alone knew anyone was here. So I walk where I could see what's up & see my husband & he was saying something. I figured it was someone he knew & I walked away. It kept on until I heard I'll call the cops! I went back & it wasn't anyone we knew & the man was drunk. Hubby went to the car at the bottom of our drive & told the woman inside she'd better get her companion off our property of we're calling the cops now. I hurried in the house & then the drunk staggered to the car & drove off. Hubby came in & said that man claimed he had a party here over the weekend & he was back for more beer. That's when he told me what he told him when he first caught him 1/2 way into our house.

I'm glad the man never came back. He may have parked in our drive that past weekend, but he was not in our house because we had someone watching it because we were on vacation for the weekend. The neighbor had a big party at her house that weekend he was talking about & people were using our drive to park in instead of all parking on the road. That's the party he was probably at.

You can't even be home with the house unlocked without someone trying to get in.

My aunt in TX. was in her kitchen cooking something for her grand daughter who was about to come in from school & the front door opened. The aunt thought it was the grand daughter so she started talking & then came out from the kitchen to find a stranger running out of the house with a few things he managed to grab, purse included.

It's just not safe anywhere anymore.
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Post Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:52 pm

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Thats scary no matter what... It sounds like it was more opportunity than robbery which is a little better I guess... I always lock every door personally though.
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Post Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:04 am

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Hee hee hee... That's cuz we live in California, Dirt! LOL The land of "you lock everything!" LOL

(( Then you not only lock it, you set one, maybe 2 alarms... pay & post a sentry outside.... make sure your GPS is working... set video to record.... light a candle, say a small prayer, add to the altar.... chain a viscous, hungry, mean-as-#### dog beside it... maybe add a few bikers too .... and HOPE it doesn't get stolen... today. :-) ))


Years ago, I visited a tiny town with my ex-husband, where his family lived. We walked down to the bowling alley ( the only 'happenin'' place in town ) and saw a dozen or so bycycles outside.... and unlocked. My ex asked his cousin why nobody locked their bikes. The cousin turned and with a TRULY perplexed look on his face, flatly stated..."well gee... if someone stole someones bike .... ( pause ) ... we'd know who had it the next day." Ha ha ha :-) Life in the small towns.... :-)
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Post Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:03 pm

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So true Smokieonefour... small towns are a world apart. lol
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