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Old 09-20-2014, 07:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think this method works on cars with deadlocking though?


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Old 09-20-2014, 08:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The only things that get left in my car are phone charger, safety vest/hardhat, childs toys, sunglasses, pack of gum. Im more worried about my wheels, $250-400 each!

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If a thief gets into my car he has his choice of the change and napkins in the armrest, the spare air filter and owners manual in the glovebox or the small rachet set and snow brush in the trunk and that's about it unless he wants the spare tire.
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Its not that the thief is stealing from your car, but getting your address to steal later.

As is if you live in a urban community you got stuff like this going on right under your nose. The neighbor you never seen before walking a dog, riding a bike. A guy dressed like a service man asking about your driveway, alarm system, lawn care or asphalt millings. The "delivery" guy who goes to the wrong address, but asks additional questions not related to his delivery when he finds you arent the right address.

Granted you may have a new neighbor who is walking his dog, he maybe recently unemployed looking for an easy hit.

This is another reason my mpg sucks. I drive past my home when I see what I think is someone following me. Unknow car parked near my driveway, car from walmart following me home. Going off to go shopping, but see strange car in neighborhood so I make a U turn at the end of the road and make a sweep around the community and my home to make sure.
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In reality, most thieves aren't using GPS to track where people live, and then casing the place to see when the house is empty. Instead, most parasites are meth addicts that gave almost no thought to their crime, other than seeing something of value that could easily be taken.

One time in high school, I saw my car door open from about 1/4 mile away at night. I ran back to my car and found a guy with a 2ft long screwdriver that had smashed out my window and taken a few wallets. I ordered him to hand over the screw driver and he complied. Then I ordered him to stay with me as I called the police. He only spent 1 night in jail!

This country is too lax on the serious violation that is theft and vandalism. Hell, I'd rather be socked in the face than be robbed, but somehow that crime is considered more serious.

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