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Old 01-03-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Have you noticed the high number of vehicles that are getting stolen or broken into on the news?
On Christmas day that guy on that car lot in Normandy was just smashing out all the car windows and wasn't even taking anything, I figured he was just mad because he didn't get what he wanted for Christmas. Then that guy at Sinclair Ford made sure he got what he wanted after driving that truck around smashing the gates before busting thru those doors and driving it away. Even the construction workers working on the new Ikea had their vehicles broken into. There was another car lot in Kirkwood that had a lot of the car windows busted out but this time they were stealing what was inside them. I'm glad I keep my car in a garage, not that anyone would want to steal the old bomb anyway.
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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It's happened for many many years in St. Louis. I've seen a car pull into a lot, 3 or 4 people jump out, all of them bust a different car window or 2, grab what they can, and then roll out. Just never leave anything you don't want to lose in your car. That's about all you can do.

I have had my license plates stolen, CDs stolen back in the day, and that's about it.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:32 AM
 
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St. Louis has to be the car smashing capitol.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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When my wife and I lived in Soulard we were constantly, and I mean constantly, having her car get broken into. She always kept her car clean and never left anything worth stealing in there. It was extremely frustrating. We loved living in the area minus that one big inconvenience.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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They caught that guy already that was smashing out the car windows on Christmas day.
He had been arrested earlier that month for destroying property in Normandy.
He's not a thief,he just likes to smash things.

Suspect identified, charged for vandalism at Normandy dealership | KMOV.com St. Louis
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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It's so bad they even do it to parked police cruisers!
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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I had friends living in Soulard for a couple years. One friend had a black Ford Mustang that was very pretty...and during the year they were in their apartment he was broken into 3 times. He never left anything valuable in the car, but it became so annoying that he simply started leaving the car unlocked so he wouldn't suffer broken windows and damaged door locking mechanisms.

I wish we could say that that a lack of respect for other people's property is a new thing...but i'm pretty certain thieving has been done since the beginning of time. And will likely continue until the end of it.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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I had friends living in Soulard for a couple years. One friend had a black Ford Mustang that was very pretty...and during the year they were in their apartment he was broken into 3 times. He never left anything valuable in the car, but it became so annoying that he simply started leaving the car unlocked so he wouldn't suffer broken windows and damaged door locking mechanisms.

I wish we could say that that a lack of respect for other people's property is a new thing...but i'm pretty certain thieving has been done since the beginning of time. And will likely continue until the end of it.
I remember when we were teenagers and we used to go shooting or riding motorcycles in these woods near our house and there would always be a stolen car dumped down in there. Each time we went we would see more parts stripped of the car till there was almost nothing left of it. It was like a carcass that buzzards kept feeding off of.
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