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Why did the idiot lend his car to a thief to begin with? Did said idiot know thief?
The last time i personally lent my car to someone, i held onto a 1989 NCAA Mens basketball championship ring for collateral from an almost lifetime family friend. It was worth more than the car.
I can tell you never dealt with Brockton PD! They have a reputation to uphold.
Unless you are well connected politically there, if you call BPD to request that they do something they will more than likely hang up on you. Even if the car is found, reporting it to BPD will result in no action taken. That's just the way they are.
My Wife received a ticket in the Mail some 30 years ago, with no explanation. She called BPD to try to get info on what the ticket was for and they hung up on her TWICE! She finally had a lawyer friend check with the court to determine it was a speeding ticket from 9 months earlier.
A few years ago, I had some legal papers that had to be served on someone in a rehab clinic in Brockton. The clinic hung up on me after telling me that I couldn't do that. When I called a friend (police commissioner) he gave me a special phone number to call at BPD to arrange a meetup at the clinic, and he told me that if I called the dispatch number they would only hang up on me. The special number worked and they sent 2 officers to meet me and the clinic tried to prevent us from doing our job but that didn't work out for them.
Uhhh...actually it's not, the police have a collective responsibility to protect society not a responsibility to protect the individual and this has been upheld by the courts on many occasions see: Warren v. District of Columbia, Gonzales v. Castle Rock et al.....
I'm curious now - if this idiots car was actually stolen, never to be seen again, and knowing that he gave the keys to the thief, would he get anything from insurance? Or is he 100% screwed?
It would still be stolen. He let him use it, not own it.
...Fast forward to yesterday and idiot gets a text that the car is in brockton, brockton police told the idiot that they would not go by and see if the car is there " if we checked for yours, we would have to check for everyones" is what idiot was supposedly told.
I have more than a full day of work today or i would take the trip to look.
I am asking for help from anyone that may be around to see if the car is actually there. It very well could be buried in a snow bank too...
This is a good point about the towing. Taxi/Uber would have been cheaper than the tow fees it's likely racked upYesterday was a fricken snow storm and Brockton is hardly mayberry, I am neither surprised (or upset) that they wouldn't send a cruiser out looking for a car that "might" be there... They were busy with other things... Quite honestly let him/his friends go on the wild goose chase of where his car "might be", calling the PD seems like a waste of resources to me...
That said, if it is/was just sitting on some street some place it has probably been towed by now anyway. Virtually everyplace has some sort of "parking ban" right now and cars left on the side of road get towed pretty quick when they plows are out...
If your friend reports the car STOLEN, when it turns up (in Boston, Brockton, Wakefield, whereever) that PD will recover it and let him know.