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Thief caught on my RING camera


By joeraptor2003

9 months ago



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    #151 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    Agreed BUT an unlocked car door is an invitation to a thief. You can't expect the cops to care about a theft if you invite the thief to steal your stuff.

    My truck was stolen last week. Are you suggesting i invited them to steal it because i may of accidentally left a door unlocked?

    #152 8 months ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    My truck was stolen last week. Are you suggesting i invited them to steal it because i may of accidentally left a door unlocked?

    Yes you are a triple Dumba$$.

    But not stupid!! There's a difference!

    #153 8 months ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    My truck was stolen last week. Are you suggesting i invited them to steal it because i may of accidentally left a door unlocked?

    And the keys in the ignition!

    #154 8 months ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Sorry completely ridiculous view. Why not steal the trailer too

    Your chair is safe because it can't be taken to walmart and quickly traded for a $10 bill with no questions asked. Petty thieves are opportunists. He saw the battery as he drove by, looked at his gas gauge, noticed it was on "E", snagged the battery and traded it for $10 at walmart, got 3 gallons of gas.

    Even when caught redhanded and confronted by the "victim". What were his consequences? Nothing. Not a punch in the face, a slashed tire, a smashed windshield and doubtfully, a visit from the cops.

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    #155 8 months ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    My truck was stolen last week. Are you suggesting i invited them to steal it because i may of accidentally left a door unlocked?

    Yes, if the doors were unlocked, you invited them inside. If you left your keys in it then absolutely YES, you invited them to take it. I wouldn't even call that stealing. I'd call that borrowing or just taking.

    I doubt they were specifically targeting your exact make and model. They took it because you made it easy for them and they needed a ride home. Sorry but true.

    #156 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    Your chair is safe because it can't be taken to walmart and quickly traded for a $10 bill with no questions asked. Petty thieves are opportunists. He saw the battery as he drove by, looked at his gas gauge, noticed it was on "E", snagged the battery and traded it for $10 at walmart, got 3 gallons of gas.
    Even when caught redhanded and confronted by the "victim". What were his consequences? Nothing. Not a punch in the face, a slashed tire, a smashed windshield and doubtfully, a visit from the cops.

    Now a thief is an "Opportunist"?? lol Sorry, a thief is a thief in my book not a scavenger entrepreneur.

    #157 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    Yes, if the doors were unlocked, you invited them inside. If you left your keys in it then absolutely YES, you invited them to take it. I wouldn't even call that stealing. I'd call that borrowing or just taking.
    I doubt they were specifically targeting your exact make and model. They took it because you made it easy for them and they needed a ride home. Sorry but true.

    What the fuck is wrong with you? If you really believe this, then YOU are what's wrong with society today. Good grief, I can't even. Wow, just wow.

    #158 8 months ago

    I still have the key. Whether the door was locked or not does not make it right for someone else to "borrow" it as you've stated. Btw, door was locked. They must of popped the lock (no glass on the street) and smashed the steering column or something

    Quoted from d0n:

    Yes, if the doors were unlocked, you invited them inside. If you left your keys in it then absolutely YES, you invited them to take it. I wouldn't even call that stealing. I'd call that borrowing or just taking.
    I doubt they were specifically targeting your exact make and model. They took it because you made it easy for them and they needed a ride home. Sorry but true.

    Thanks for the insight on how idiot criminals think! Weird you know so much about it tho

    #159 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    Yes, if the doors were unlocked, you invited them inside. If you left your keys in it then absolutely YES, you invited them to take it. I wouldn't even call that stealing. I'd call that borrowing or just taking.
    I doubt they were specifically targeting your exact make and model. They took it because you made it easy for them and they needed a ride home. Sorry but true.

    Under that logic if you left your back door unlocked and someone broke in and assaulted either your child, wife or grandmother its their fault for forgetting to lock the door? C'mon man. Sorry but that's asinine

    #160 8 months ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    Theft does not require 'breaking and entering'
    Theft is theft.

    My point was people are careless and don't do the simple things that will prevent them being a victim, ie locking doors.

    #161 8 months ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    They must of popped the lock (no glass on the street) and smashed the steering column or something

    Sheese dude they don't even need to break the glass anymore. They have shown several thefts caught on camera here in Cincy and they just walk up and use some type of electronic gadget and it just unlocks it and will start it if you have that remote start feature installed. I know it sounds crazy but they said they just link to your fob and open it, so no one is safe from it unless you block the fob with metal of some type

    #162 8 months ago
    Quoted from Jasenwm:

    My point was people are careless and don't do the simple things that will prevent them being a victim, ie locking doors.

    That's a brilliant unimpeachable point and we appreciate you making it.

    #163 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    Yes, if the doors were unlocked, you invited them inside. If you left your keys in it then absolutely YES, you invited them to take it. I wouldn't even call that stealing. I'd call that borrowing or just taking.
    I doubt they were specifically targeting your exact make and model. They took it because you made it easy for them and they needed a ride home. Sorry but true.

    People often tell me ''well people shouldn't commit crimes, they have no right to go into my vehicle just because it's unlocked. I totally agree with this but you can either cry about how people should act or take action to make yourself less likely to be a victim. I'm only talking about car break ins , 99.9% of the times it's teenage kids walking around checking for unlocked doors. Crime of oppertunity. Most times they just get some spare change but once in a while someone will leave valubles,cash or the best one I had was people leaving the key fob to start the car in the car and the car gets stolen. No people shouldn't steal other people's things but they do, that's reality.

    #164 8 months ago
    Quoted from Jasenwm:

    People often tell me ''well people shouldn't commit crimes, they have no right to go into my vehicle just because it's unlocked. I totally agree with this but you can either cry about how people should act or take action to make yourself less likely to be a victim. I'm only talking about car break ins , 99.9% of the times it's teenage kids walking around checking for unlocked doors. Crime of oppertunity. Most times they just get some spare change but once in a while someone will leave valubles,cash or the best one I had was people leaving the key fob to start the car in the car and the car gets stolen. No people shouldn't steal other people's things but they do, that's reality.

    But did you even read this thread?

    The OP isn't "crying" about anything. He just posted a video of some asshole stealing a $10 trailer chock from his driveway, and then let us know about how the story ended up, with him confronting the guy at a bagel store.

    It was mildly entertaining and we all moved on with our lives, until the "YOU MORONS ARE ASKING FOR IT!!!" brigade showed up. Like, what's the point? It's not like he left his brand new La-Z-boy on the sidewalk, or his wife's best jewelry in the driveway.

    Is the argument that he should be so ashamed of his stupidity he shouldn't have posted the video here? Or that he deserved to lose a dead battery and we should be celebrating the perpetrator, and perhaps contributing to his legal defense?

    In classic Big style, "I don't get it."

    #165 8 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    But did you even read this thread?
    The OP isn't "crying" about anything. He just posted a video of some asshole stealing a $10 trailer chock from his driveway, and then let us know about how the story ended up, with him confronting the guy at a bagel store.
    It was mildly entertaining and we all moved on with our lives, until the "YOU MORONS ARE ASKING FOR IT!!!" brigade showed up. Like, what's the point? It's not like he left his brand new La-Z-boy on the sidewalk, or his wife's best jewelry in the driveway.
    Is the argument that he should be so ashamed of his stupidity he shouldn't have posted the video here? Or that he deserved to lose a dead battery and we should be celebrating the perpetrator, and perhaps contributing to his legal defense?
    In classic Big style, "I don't get it."

    I'm speaking in general,and not even about the OP story, did you read my comment or just repost it? I for one don't blame the OP at all, I don't think he was careless in leaving a battery in his driveway. The battery was behind a trailer and far in the driveway. I'm surprised anyone could even notice it.

    #166 8 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    That's a brilliant unimpeachable point and we appreciate you making it.

    Protect and serve my friend,protect and serve it's what I do. You are welcome.

    #167 8 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    we appreciate you making it.

    levi has a turd in his pocket?

    #168 8 months ago
    Quoted from Londonpinball:

    You gave the pictures to the cops ?
    Cops hate dealing with crime.

    The world doesn't need more douchebag comments like this.

    #169 8 months ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    The world doesn't need more douchebag comments like this.

    Quoted from Londonpinball:
    You gave the pictures to the cops ?
    Cops hate dealing with crime

    the world needs more truth like this.

    #170 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    the world needs more truth like this.

    Like what?

    #171 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    Agreed BUT an unlocked car door is an invitation to a thief. You can't expect the cops to care about a theft if you invite the thief to steal your stuff.

    Asinine comment. It's not much different from, "she was drunk and came on to me" excuse from rapists. (No, I'm not comparing this petty theft to rape, just the comment.)

    If I leave my front door WIDE OPEN, it is not an invitation to a thief. It is not a unspoken welcome. How you could somehow rationalize a theft as the victim's fault is so beyond stupid.

    #172 8 months ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    I still have the key. Whether the door was locked or not does not make it right for someone else to "borrow" it as you've stated. Btw, door was locked. They must of popped the lock (no glass on the street) and smashed the steering column or something

    Thanks for the insight on how idiot criminals think! Weird you know so much about it tho

    Sorry to hear what happened to your car. It is a shame when you do all the right things and you still have this happen. He did say he was in law enforcement for 15 years. I get the feeling that he has dealt with with idiot criminals and their behavior. So it's not really wierd at all.

    I am also not getting how people are failing to make a distinction between "yes, obviously the thief was in the wrong but you should use common sense to reduce the likelyhood of being a victim" and "if you don't fully support my argument (Ie getting hung up on the term opportunistic), then you are saying theft is okay".

    Also to the dude who made the comment about breaking into an unlocked house and asulting kids or a wife. Are you comparing petty theft to a violent crime?

    In theory and in a perfect world, yes you should be able to leave all your stuff unlocked and unsecured. But this ain't a perfect world. If you don't want your $#1t stolen, don't lake it easy for thiefs by following a few EASY common sense steps.

    #174 8 months ago
    Quoted from d0n:Deleted post

    Good, and now the boot for posting a private message

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