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Old 02-11-2009, 01:13 PM   #21
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You don't need surveillance equipment--just stick a few with thefedsignal picture on them near your driveway and that should take care of it.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:39 PM   #22
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Don't all cars now have the kind of gas caps that only release from inside the car?
Yeah, I was thinkin' the same thing too. I reckon you and I are just high falootin' LBYMer's.
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What is this "gas cap" of which you speak and how would it lock? Does everyone else not just shove a shred of old oily rag into the whole on the side of your car where you siphon gas into? Now that's REAL LBYM.

My oily rag plug even comes with state of the art evaporative VOC recapture equipment.
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I would just buy two things:

1)A Lifetime NRA Member Sticker

2)An FBI or DEA hat

Put the NRA sticker on the car and leave the hat on the front seat

Problem solved.........
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:31 PM   #25
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Someone went through my car the other day. They didn't take anything. In fact they left me a $20, and a hastily scribbled note that said "Please accept this small amount of money as a donation to help you buy a better car stereo and some more electronics. I was going to steal things from your car and buy dope with the proceeds of fencing your stuff, but I now realize you need your stuff more than I need dope." Probably one of the roving bands of unemployed English PhD's scrapping for a buck...
Like the story of a guy who lives in a high crime area, and puts a note on his dashboard saying "I don't have a stereo." The next day he finds his window smashed and a new note on the dashboard that says "Get one!"
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When I lived out in Washington State some a-holes took a crowbar, wedged it between the roofline of my car and the top of the door and pryed the top of the cardoor back until they had enough room to put their arm in and unlock the door from the inside. That was nice.
Way too much work. I used to carry what car burglars call Ninja Rocks. It's amazing what you can learn from a crack head.



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My wife has proven that leaving a purse on the passenger front seat acts as an effective bait. First time car was parked in an alley behind the restaurant she worked at with the doors unlocked, purse gone no damage to vehicle. Second time was in our driveway with doors locked overnight.
Did you guys know if someone picks up a boulder from your landscaping and throws it through the window it won't set off the car alarm like tugging on the door handle would?
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In my youth I had a Karmann Ghia convertible that I unfortunately had to park on the street. I realized that any idiot with a jack knife could break in, so I never locked it and never left anything of value in it.

Sure enough, one day I found someone had sliced the top and reached in to find an unlocked door.

I'm pretty sure it was a local kid that walked by the house everyday. Hope he is in jail by now.
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Hey thefed - I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you should consider it a good heads up. They probably are just kids, obviously they're not "true" thieves or they'd've taken the credit cards too. But getting away with cash might make them more confident to take more or go further and further, trying to get away with more and more.
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Sorry to hear of the intrusion. 10 cameras and two dvrs that ftp offsite and send emails on scene changes. Feel like a cross between Tony Montana and Joe Horn from TX. But hope i don't end up like Roger Barnett (Washington Times - 16 illegals sue Arizona rancher)
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Sorry to hear of the intrusion. 10 cameras and two dvrs that ftp offsite and send emails on scene changes. Feel like a cross between Tony Montana and Joe Horn from TX. But hope i don't end up like Roger Barnett (Washington Times - 16 illegals sue Arizona rancher)
This is a great idea - the illegals sue get together and say - "Hey, lets go onto this guys land. When he stops us we accuse him of something and sue him. We then get his land. Once we get the land, we live there and let our friends cross into the USA, maybe set up a little camp ground and make a little money. How many are in?"
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When my Jeep got broken in to last year and absolutely NOTHING was taken, not even the $10-$15 in change laying in the cup holder, the police told me the intruders are looking for 2 things: guns and credit card receipts! Never thought about that!

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When my Jeep got broken in to last year and absolutely NOTHING was taken, not even the $10-$15 in change laying in the cup holder, the police told me the intruders are looking for 2 things: guns and credit card receipts! Never thought about that!

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It's funny that you would mention that. I am part of a neighborhood watch program in my community and about 2 months ago I got an e-mail informing me that a police officer in our community had his personal revolver stolen out of his car sometime in the middle of the night!

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The police around here say that GPS systems are the new car radios for crackheads.
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