not sure where to put this. yesterday morning when I got into my old work truck to go crabbing, I noticed the glove box was opened. I looked around and saw that the tool box on the floor behind the seat was also open and the tray was on the back seat. when I opened the console I saw my CZ 85 9mm pistol was gone. luckally the scumbag didn't see my wallet. (also in the console) he also didn't notice the water proof box that I keep my boat papers, camera, gps, CZ 52 with spare mags & ammo and lots of other necessary things that have to be kept dry on my skiff. all the tools were still there too. I am lucky and thankfull that he only got the one pistol but it still stinks! I live in about as remote an area as you can get around here and have always felt safe. now I have to take all my valuables out of the trucks at night and lock everything up like I was living in Miami! all day yesterday as I was pulling crab traps I fantasized about catching the thief and chopping him into little pieces and using him for bait.
I guess the point of this story is don't let your guard down no matter how safe an area you are in.
I filed a police report and hopefully they will catch the s.o.b and put him away for a long time and I will get my pistol back.
Last year I stopped to work out before going home....I went in changed and started the tread mill. I wasn't there 10 minutes before someone came up and told me my car had been broken into and my work laptop stolen. Made the mistake of leaving it in plain site in an area I thought was safe.
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BTW...dont feel bad. I had my van loaded down in Florida to go camping and had a Colt 1911 and a High Std. 12 ga. riot gun inside and somebody broke in and stole them and some other things and it was locked up tight. I never did recover them.
That really stinks! I have a small safe bolted under the rear seat of the extended cab part of my truck. I put it there in anticipation of the new law in Texas that allows you to have your gun in your vehicle while at work in the employers parking lot. It has to be concealed and the vehicle locked is the only requirement. I thought I would add some theft protection with the safe. At least it would slow them down some.
If there was things of value there untouched and it sounds like there was , he might have got spooked off while rooting thru your stuff. Likely he will be back . place some game cameras in the area and lock your stuff down. patience and a watchfull eye you may catch the guy. Carefull and good luck.
I have got no use for thieves.
Think if I lived in a area, prone to vehicle break ins.
I would set a few spring type wolf traps, in a older vehicle.
Place them, on the floor, or seat.
Secure them to the seat frames.
And cover them with a newspaper, or t shirt.
Then glue a $20 or $50.00 bill, on the center of the seat.
They break in, step in, or lean on the seat.
And SNAP goes the trap, they ain't going anywhere.
W/o leaving some bloody fingers, or body parts!
It might be a bit different.
IF they were hungry, & scrounging for something to eat.
From a cooler or box in the bed of a truck.
I feel for you. I really get ticked over somebody takin' stuff that ain't there's to take.
Everyone here is ragging on the culprit and rightly so; but not ragging on you for your irresponsibility of safe-guarding your valuables. Unless you live in a tent take your valuable stuff into the house with you. You simply cannot trust people anymore to keep their hands to themselves.
Crime, unfortunately, is a way of life in this country with the "he's such a nice guy" or "the poor guy was just trying to survive" attitude towards these scum-bags...not to mention a lenient legal system.
I hope you get your stuff back; chances are the local police won't even look for your stuff and if your gun is used in perpetrating a crime you will see the cops banging on your door.
I lived in an development that consisted of 13 houses...ALL vehicles had been broken into one night something like 27 vehicles. The local sheriff wouldn't even sent a deputy to talk with the owners, we were told to call 911 and get a case number.
Now that I've chastised you, I feel better.
Good luck and good fortune.
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Last edited by oldjarhead; 10-17-2011 at 09:47 AM.
Too bad the F.Gov. frowns on this. Reason being that cops searching the scene after a crime or kids just messing around would get Effed up by the same booby traps.
The Federal Government be ****ed.
The U.S Constitution Tenth Amendment applies here.
Alaska law states: (a) A person may use nondeadly force upon another when and to the extent the person reasonably believes it is necessary to terminate what the person reasonably believes to be the commission or attempted commission by the other of an unlawful taking or damaging of property or services.
My property, and my protection methods!
I would bet, that 60+%, of Alaskan owned vehicles.
Have firearms carried/stored in them.
As for Cops searching the scene after wards.
Would have NO problems, finding the suspects.
As the sprung trap, would have ****ing evidence in it.
Kids breaking into locked vehicles, & STEALING firearms.
Is NOT, considered messing around.
It is considered a felony, and a crime!
Crimes have consequences!
IF you are an NRA member , get a copy of the Police report and call the NRA for a Claims package on your Armscare insurance policy...They pay up to 1000 dollars when a gun is stolen...
I have always wondered. And though I am aware of this insurance, besides being a member and giving them a copy of the police report and whatever else for or to make a claim, is there anything else one has to do in order to get or activate this insurance? Or is being a member all it takes?
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Two thoughts, set up a camera on your vehicle and if you must leave stuff in your car get a safe and an alarm. Oh, and don't forget to mount the safe. One other thought, if you put all that other stuff here to troll for the bad guy just remember that he's now armed and, depending where you live, if you shoot him, even in self defense, the post may be used in an attempt to prove premeditation. I feel for your loss, but be careful about the details being posted...