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Public Service Announcement - Keep Your Cars Locked!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by FPrice, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    About 50 minutes ago something woke me up. Very slight noises outside my bedroom window. This window faces my driveway.

    I wasn't alarmed at first. My son works night shift across the river in Holyoke and sometimes gets out early. I looked out the window and saw a shadowy figure moving around my truck and then my car. What the f-bomb is he doing? Then I realize that there is no car in the driveway where he parks but there is a car parked on the street right next to my driveway, a place where no one else parks unless they are visiting.

    "HEY! GET AWAY FROM THERE"

    The person immediately beats feet for the parked car, gets in (no dome light goes on) and drives off with no headlights.

    By this time I am awake enough to grab my glasses and the phone to call the police non-emergency line to let them know that I chased off someone who seemed to be up to no-good.

    About 10 minutes later a cruiser pulls up in my street and an officer gets out. I tufn on the outside and inside lights and go out to talk with him. Report what little I can and he says that when they get off another call another cruiser or two will check out the area. But we both know that whoever it was is probably long gone.

    Now I am really pissed at whoever did it because they woke me up from a good sleep and robbed me of 60-90 minutes of solid rack time. I usually wake up between 4:30-5:00am.

    HOT WASH: Should I have done what I did or should I have gathered my wits and quietly moved into the kitchen to turn the outside lights on?

    4:00am is considered in tactical circles as being the time of least awareness in a human being. Something woke me up and I was able to react. I guess that in this case, almost any reaction was good. I just hope that I scared him enough that he wet his pants.
     
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  2. Sparkey

    Sparkey NES Member

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    Install some good motion activated security lights would be one thing I recommend.
     
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  3. Uzi2

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    Situations like this is where a BIG dog comes in handy. Glad it worked out and if it was anyone with any sense at all, they probably won't be back anytime soon.
     
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  4. ThePreBanMan

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    you did it all wrong man...

    step 1 - get into your plate carrier and kit.
    step 2 - strapping on the AR and the fortay...
    Step 3 - running to the front door.
    step 4 - flinging it open and jumping outside.
    step 5 - this is crucial, after jumping outside you do a tactical roll
    step 6 - tell the potential thief that he's in for it now. you're going to bang his woman and throw his keys on the roof.
    step 7 - demand to see pic of his woman
    step 8 - if woman is hot proceed with the threat made in step 6
    step 9 - if woman is not hot, shoot him out of stupidity. make sure to still throw keys on roof.
     
  5. SpaceCritter

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    Here at CritterHQ, the lights would've come on with cameras rolling automagically.
     
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  6. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    I am definitely looking into this.
     
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    all great deterrent ideas, but personally...this is the best way to discourage scofflaws from touching your car

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. greencobra

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    yawn...heading back to bed for another couple hours....
     
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  9. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    Wish I could. Unfortunately no matter what reason, once I wake up that much, I cannot get back to sleep.
     
  10. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    You have a sick, devious mind.

    I like that in a fellow tribe member. [smile]
     
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  11. Hetzer

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    Next time go rob his car while he’s trying to break into yours. With him being smart enough to stay dark, I’ll bet his was unlocked not just so he can get back in quickly but because locking and unlocking it flashes the lights.
     
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  12. Rob Boudrie

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    STFU, keep light off and call 911 for an outside chance of the miscreant being caught so he can get a very severe suspended sentence.
     
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  13. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    If I had been a little more awake I think I would have tried it. I'll tuck that away as another tool in my toolbox.
     
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    I hate to be one of those nitpickers, but you forget a couple key checklist items.

    between 5 & 6 - light up a Newport.

    step 6 - you forgot about leaving an upper decker.

    step 10 - If step 9 goes to shooting, then shovel and shutup.
     
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  15. miniion

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    Have a few of those placed around your property....

    HandTool.jpg
     
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    pulp_fiction3870.jpg

    Get him in your basement and go all Pulp Fiction on him.
     
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    Maybe it was your neighbor coming to knock on your window asking you to check your wifi.
    Have you recently changed your ssid to "TrumpisYourPresident""
     
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    You see, if only you had the POWER TO ARREST you could have taken care of it yourself.
     
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    Well, and a severe tongue lashing too

    :)
     
  20. JackOfAllTrades

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    If you want to have some fun...

    Sneak over to his car. Carefully open the door and lock it. Slam the door.
    Watch as he tries to run, can't open his car, runs off.
    Call cops to claim still running car with keys locked inside.

    Bonus points if this is somehow caught on video.
     
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    Weren't you supposed to come out firing a shotgun into the air? I thought I heard Joe Biden give that advice. You had the opportunity to be a hero.
     
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    Motion lights or better yet a camera.
     
  23. Broccoli Iglesias

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    Dont forget the MAGA hat
     
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    What is a non-emergency number?

    Didnt the police say you should always call 911, even for a parking violation?

    I remember reading that somewhere.
     
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    5 is critical. 6 and 7 are reversed. I would never even offer is she's not hot...
     
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    The new logic is that everyone has cell phones where 911 seems to first go to the state police dispatch, and you then have to be transferred to the town. Keep your local PD dispatch number in your cell phone for faster connections.

    But yes when I lived in Boston and a car was blocking my driveway, they told me to call 911. Seemed odd.
     
  28. tuna

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    You’re missing the upper decker.

    As an aside, whenever I’m at the ups store, I get a bunch of their boxes, they’re free, and drop my loads in them. Then I leave them on the hood of my car like I forgot to bring in my packages.
    Once my diarrhea clears up it may work better. So far I just have a bunch of soggy poo boxes that I toss in my neighbors boat.
     
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    One better. Get in and drive it to the local PD.
     
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  30. FPrice

    FPrice Retired Zoomie NES Life Member NES Member

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    What? And get caught in a car owned (or stolen) by a "yout" who was just trying to turn his life around by offering to clean my vehicles of all unwanted things at 4 in the morning?

    Shirley, you jest.
     

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