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cheryl96s
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March 26, 2010 1:56 am  

I work downtown and park in a "locked, gated, private lot" , but for the second time in 3 days our Jeep has been broken into! The first day was Tuesday and he got into the glove box, where we keep absolutely nothing! I highly recommend that all soft top Jeep owners invest in a secure "lock box" (sold after market). Very much worth the 200.00 investment! "He" attempted to try the lock box but couldn't get in. However, he stole one of our beach chairs and both of our sunglasses which were on the visors....damn him!

Today, he struck again! The doors and the back gate were definitely locked when I left it at 845 this morning. When I left at 6 tonight, the "secure " gate was unlocked and our jeep had the zip off windows removed! The two front windows rolled down and the back seat looked like he had made himself at home and took a nap! Once again the lock box held, glove box is a different story!

This time an iPod charger was taken and the spare change cleaned off of the floor was gone too! That's all fine and I don't care about that stuff (except for the beach chair!). Tonight I decided, enough is enough, I will make a police report. the 911 lady was very nice and well spoken. After an hour, no cop! Finally I see one, but they drive right by...but I chase them! Well it seems that this officer can't take the police report since it wasn't assigned to her. 10 minutes more go by and finally "the " officer comes by. OK...this officer is very nice, well spoken but won't get out of the car to see our Jeep...WTF??? She makes the report and says I should get a more secure vehicle!

My point on this whole rambling post is: what if I come to my car at 6 pm and the homeless person is sleeping in the back? What if he is in the parking lot? And....We want our beach chair back!!!!!!!!!!


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March 26, 2010 11:04 am  

Buy two large traditional rat traps,

Set both on the back seat,

Place a single sheet of newspaper over to cover,

Place a dollar bill ontop.


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Linda J
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March 26, 2010 11:26 am  

Cheryl, I'm sure this is upsetting to you, but aren't you overreacting a little? If this is someone just taking a nap, my guess is he/she aren't dangerous. Although I would be pissed about the chair.

Why don't you bring another person and check your car in the middle of the day? Maybe you can figure out what's happening.

I do agree that you should have a word with whoever is supposed to be managing the lot. It certainly doesn't sound very secure.


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March 26, 2010 11:29 am  

my car was broken into at a condo complex, called the cops, waited 2 hours , they took a report and said the crime tech people would be out, 2 hours later no crime tech people, called them up, they said if you dont have a suspect we cant do anything.


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poorthang
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March 26, 2010 12:46 pm  

Linda J ........Wait a minute while I discuss this with myself.."..Hey Porrthang", Yea what's up ! ... Did you read Linda J response to cherls96 2nd breakin ? Yes I did..... " Did she really say that ,ya know about it's okay about them sleeping in her car ? Yes she did ,man isn't she really nice? What !!! Come on poorthang ,I know you better than that ! Okay ,your right I was kidding but Linda J wasn't.... Do you think she'd wake them up if they were in her car when she came came to it after shopping all day? Linda J wouldn't she'd take them home and bring them out some dinner and tuck them in until the morning. Do you think cheryls96 would wake them up??? yes I do... with a TIRE IRON ! Okay Linda J it's time to wake up your new freind up and tell him to go home now...:-)


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March 26, 2010 12:57 pm  

do you happen to park close to strand street cheryl? alot of new car wash guys lately. some are trustworthy and some new ones i am not sure about...makes me a bit nervous..


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March 26, 2010 3:13 pm  

I like the rat trap idea. 🙂

I'm still in Phoenix (3 months to go!), but even here, I learned the hard way never to keep ANYTHING in my car that I wouldn't miss. My own car has never been stolen (yet), but my boyfriend's car was stolen from our driveway twice in 4 months. Fortunately, he had nothing important in it, although they did take some parts of the car. However, it made me think about the headache I'd have if my car were stolen. Car parts are easier to replace than a lot of other things you might leave in your car. It took me a little while to get over the, "It's my car and I'll leave what I want in it" attitude, but I have a lot more peace of mind now. My car is less interesting to the average thief because there's nothing in it, and if it ever does disappear, the only thing I'll have to worry about recovering is the car itself.

As for the nappers... how that can be okay with anyone (the napper or the person who finds him!) is beyond me!!


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Linda J
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March 26, 2010 5:00 pm  

Poorthang, I'm so sorry if you somehow misintrepreted what I said. Let me restate in simpler terms.

I suggested that Cheryl take someone with her to check out exactly what was happening to her car. I also suggested discussing her problem with the management of the lot. Please let me know if you need further clarification.


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March 26, 2010 5:21 pm  

Cheryl, I'm sure this is upsetting to you, but aren't you overreacting a little? If this is someone just taking a nap, my guess is he/she aren't dangerous. Although I would be pissed about the chair.

Why don't you bring another person and check your car in the middle of the day? Maybe you can figure out what's happening.

I do agree that you should have a word with whoever is supposed to be managing the lot. It certainly doesn't sound very secure.

Overreacting?! Just taking a nap?! Your guess it's not dangerous!?? Bring another person? WTF???


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March 26, 2010 5:29 pm  

Park in the sun. It will be too hot for a nap in the car.


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March 26, 2010 5:31 pm  

LOL Bob Good idea!!


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Linda J
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March 26, 2010 7:13 pm  

Sky, seriously, how would you suggest she proceed?


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Lizard
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March 26, 2010 7:21 pm  

Get another car, a soft top jeep is an open invitation for napper's I guess. Then you can overreact because your hard top car now has broken windows.:S


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March 26, 2010 9:48 pm  

Linda,
I would suggest she find another place to park first of all. Then if it continued I'd try to catch the culprit. Or....I would keep parking there and set a trap.

Your recommendation sounded like this.
Oh,...someone is napping in your car and has stolen your sunglasses, beach chair, ipod charger, and money. Don't overreact, I doubt he's dangerous because he's napping. Go get him some lunch and a 6 pac. He looks hungry.

Sorry Linda but your post tickled me. How did Cheryl overreact by just telling us her story??
You would only be pissed about the chair??? Really?


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March 26, 2010 11:40 pm  

Sky, you are reading much more than there was in my post and certainly more than I intended. You suggestions sound exactly like mine - try to figure out what was happening and complain to the lot manager.

But it's the weekend and enough of such things, the granddaughters are starting softball practice and I'm making chili for dinner tomorrow. It was sunny and chilly here today and it's going down to the 30's tonight. I'll be glad to be back on island next week.


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March 27, 2010 12:19 am  

Cheryl, I'm sure this is upsetting to you, but aren't you overreacting a little? If this is someone just taking a nap, my guess is he/she aren't dangerous. Although I would be pissed about the chair.

Why don't you bring another person and check your car in the middle of the day? Maybe you can figure out what's happening.

I do agree that you should have a word with whoever is supposed to be managing the lot. It certainly doesn't sound very secure.

Maybe you should read your post again:S


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March 27, 2010 1:03 am  

When I was a rotten teenager a group of us did some really mean stuff. We would get a purse and fill it with dog poop and throw it out in the middle of the street. It never took long for someone to stop and most of the time the person who stopped and grabbed the bag would throw it out the window cursing. We almost died laughing. I think that would work great on St. Croix. Next time I go to the beach I am going to try it except I will leave the purse in my unlocked car then sit back and watch the fun. I think we should all do it. We should leave dog poop filled purses all over the island.


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STXBob
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March 27, 2010 1:20 am  

If you give a person a bag full of dog poop, they're probably going to send it back, and your car's interior will need some deep cleaning.


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March 27, 2010 1:42 am  

STXBob, I did not even think of that. My mind pictured a thief grabbing the purse and running away and then later sticking their hand in. Still they may be so upset if they stick their hand in poop that they will run away to wash it off but they might overcome that and be angry enough to spread it all over your car. I think I will try it anyway.


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STXBob
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March 27, 2010 1:53 am  

OK, try to get it on video, and put a wireless mic on the bag. That oughta go viral on YouTube for sure.


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March 28, 2010 10:48 pm  

Another idea is to get some of those mini video cameras like they use on cash cab and set them up with motion detectors to capture the vagabond/thief in the act. Then the cops will have a suspect. It would be fun to see on you tube, too!


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cheryl96s
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March 30, 2010 11:50 am  

You guys are too funny with this! Gimme my chair back!!:D


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March 30, 2010 1:56 pm  

We should leave dog poop filled purses all over the island.

Well, that would ensure that any good Samaritan never bothers trying to help again. :X


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March 30, 2010 2:08 pm  

my car was broken into at a condo complex, called the cops, waited 2 hours , they took a report and said the crime tech people would be out, 2 hours later no crime tech people, called them up, they said if you dont have a suspect we cant do anything.

Dude. I had my HOUSE broken into and the VIPD said the same thing.


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March 30, 2010 3:20 pm  

I like the bait cars that some police squads use. Where they have cameras inside and film every second of ensuing hilarity.

They have the ignition connected to a remote control and once the thieves drive away they cut the power and lock the doors. The thieves are trapped inside and everything caught on video. I could watch those videos all day!


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