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Old 05-15-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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16 cars were broken into by thugs the other night, broken glass, stolen Ipods, GPS units, CD's, and personal information. This was done in the Dundee area or Gold Coast neighborhoods (not sure) please correct me on the area.

But my point is that very victim that interviewed on TV said "We'll know better next time." and "We will make some changes so this will not happen again".

WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!! WHAT PLANET DO YOU LIVE ON?!!!

YOU DON'T LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOU CAR!!!!!!

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN TO YOURSELVES!!!!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I wonder if they just left this stuff sitting out in the open?
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Wow thanks for all the yelling. You do realize that it can happen to anyone's car even if they are locked right? I had my car broken into a few years back and yes I said broke as in they broke the window to get into the car since I did lock it. My stereo was ripped out and I had some CDs in the visor, other than that the car was empty. Stop making stupid assumptions, not everyone can afford a garage or car alarm (which doesn't always mean they will stay away).

Generally though people in those neighborhoods feel safe since not much crime happens there and when it does it's a rare thing that shocks everyone.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Wow thanks for all the yelling. You do realize that it can happen to anyone's car even if they are locked right? I had my car broken into a few years back and yes I said broke as in they broke the window to get into the car since I did lock it. My stereo was ripped out and I had some CDs in the visor, other than that the car was empty. Stop making stupid assumptions, not everyone can afford a garage or car alarm (which doesn't always mean they will stay away).

Generally though people in those neighborhoods feel safe since not much crime happens there and when it does it's a rare thing that shocks everyone.
There's a pretty solid argument to be made for just leaving your car unlocked. If some punks want to get in, they're going to get in - whether it's by opening a door or breaking a window first.

Personally, I don't have anything in any of my vehicles that's worth stealing. That's the best deterrent.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I just leave the doors unlocked and nothing in the cab.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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I just leave the doors unlocked and nothing in the cab.
Yep.

One of my sons, living in Mpls, has a good friend who got his car broken into and stuff stolen. But I have to wonder what he was thinking. In plain sight, he had a DVD player, iPod and GPS gizmo in there. Did he really think that a locked door was going to keep a thief away from that stuff?
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Thieves know that the odds of them ever suffering any consequences for their thefts are virtually ZERO. In Nebraska and most other states it is NOT LEGAL to use deadly force to prevent theft of property with the exceptions of burglary and car hi-jacking. If a thief knew that he might be killed during a theft he might find an honest way of funding his wants.

Some property owners think "I value a life more than I do my property so I would never use deadly force to prevent a theft."

If deadly force WAS legal to protect property maybe the mindset of thieves would be "WOW I sure would like to have that DVD player in that car. If I break in to that vehicle and the owner catches me he might shoot me. Naaaww I better work a few hours extra to buy it." That thief has set the value of his life higher than the value of the DVD player. That is the way it SHOULD be.

GL2
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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^^ I've often thought of how fun it would be to catch a thief or vandal in the act, and unload on them with a high-powered paintball gun. Maybe even with frozen paintballs?

A couple dozen close-range, rapid-fire paintballs to the crotch would have the guy thinking twice next time!
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I know a guy that ran into a gas station and came back outside to a dude in his car trying to steal his stereo. He told the dude to get out of his car and the dude just ignored him. So he picked up a pair of cutters and told the dude again to leave.

The dude said to him, "what are you gonna do?"
The guy replies "I'll stab the $hit outta you".

The dude ignores him, so he rams the pair of Duralast cutters into the dude's arm, the dude lets out a painful scream and runs away.

In this example. The criminal didn't care. He'll probably steal again, although that mark on his arm might bring back memories of a theft gone wrong.

Built to last. . Duralast.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Perhaps a high-voltage cattle prod could be of use.

http://wackyiraqi.com/wtf/cattle_prod.jpg (broken link)
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