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Old 10-23-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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My son's car was broken into, and his guitar was stolen while it was at the State Fair Thursday night. Apparently there is little or no security in the parking lot there. Be forewarned.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Was the guitar in plain site?
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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No. It was in a soft gig bag and was completely covered by a coat.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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It's best to put things in a trunk and keep the front of the car empty. It's sad that we have to do that. People will see a big, bulky coat and know that it's covering something. I don't think I have ever seen security in parking lots. Actually, it's kind of dangerous if you think about it. Those are some pretty big lots.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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It's best to put things in a trunk and keep the front of the car empty. It's sad that we have to do that. People will see a big, bulky coat and know that it's covering something. I don't think I have ever seen security in parking lots. Actually, it's kind of dangerous if you think about it. Those are some pretty big lots.
I agree with these sentiments. Honestly even if they did have some security as mentioned the lots are big and these thieves can quickly break in unnoticed.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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You'd think by paying to park, they would give you the courtesy of patroling the lots by at least a few guards...
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The official fair parking is free and it is basically park at your own risk, just like the majority of parking lots are.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Take the shuttle bus. Much better experience.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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Ok, I'm back with a sincere apology for the State Fair. It turns out that the guitar was probably stolen out of his car in front of our home. Yesterday, there were several police officers talking to neighbors about multiple reported break ins. Based on the information they collected, they are convinced that a punk was walking down our street breaking into cars one by one.

So, while the cautions suggested in this thread are good advice, I unfairly accused the State Fair.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Sorry for you guys! That happened on our street too!
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