Nothing right about any of that.Went for an early night tonight and woke up around midnight to the sound of my truck crunching into the gravel of the driveway.
Went outside to see two bodies scarper across the field closely followed by another pickup on the road, that picked them up on the other side of the field.
They had tried to steal the wheels from my pickup.
Obviously "professionals". My son had seen a silver Astra casing the place around 9pm, they used logs under the car and put buckets over the sensors of our security lights.
Thousands of £££s worth of damage to my truck: front end knackered, wheel arches and side steps wrenched off, exhaust snapped and God knows what else.
I've just had the local police round for the last couple of hours and my son and I get the impression they know who it is.
God help whoever it is if I find out.
I moved up here to the rural life for health reasons and also to live the quiet life.
I wasn't always someone who lived the quiet life.
After I phone the insurance and get a tow truck to take my vehicle away in the morning, I've got a feeling I may also be reconnecting with some old friends.
Now that story just brightened up my day.They took off running. The cops knew the truck, the owner, his brother, heck the entire stinking lowlife family. They were captured, arrested, tried and found guilty. Since this was third time the had been found guilty they got 15 years in Parchman. One died there and the other was killed in a botched gas station robbery.
They may well know who did it- but what makes you think the police will do anything about it?I've just had the local police round for the last couple of hours and my son and I get the impression they know who it is.
Many years ago a pro car stereo thief stole my radio out of my truck. he didn't damage anything, unplugged the wiring harness and left my Led Zeppelin II cassette on my seat. I felt strange afterward because I didn't completely hate the guy since he actually showed a little consideration when stealing from me. Thieves today are the scum of the earth. They don't care about anything but themselves. We had a theft ring here stealing cats off cars, they were arrested, everyone made a big deal about how well our police did their job, then they were released and the thefts started up again. Most small crimes the police can't be bothered to fill out a report why would they if they are just going to release them anyway. What I miss most is the lack of professionalism among thieves.They stole a pair of sunglasses, and left me a screwdriver, which the police were not interested in. But what hurt most was that they went through all my cassettes, scattered them on the ground, didn't take any of them. Is my taste not good enough.
They may well know who did it- but what makes you think the police will do anything about it?
They took off running. The cops knew the truck, the owner, his brother, heck the entire stinking lowlife family. They were captured, arrested, tried and found guilty. Since this was third time the had been found guilty they got 15 years in Parchman. One died there and the other was killed in a botched gas station robbery.
Some people say it’s only “stuff”. But it’s my ”stuff” and I worked to get it.
It’s very easy to understand, IMO. The thief does not care about the value of what they stole. They care if they can maybe get something for it. Years ago, I had a camera bag stolen out of my car. The camera, though expensive, was the least of my concerns. The 30+ rolls of exposed and irreplaceable film were. What did the thief do with them? Not an effing thing. They were worthless.Hard to understand a thief stealing something that gets them less than 1/4 Of what it costs the owner to fix and replace?
Stuff like cutting all the plumbing pipe out of a house to sell the scrap copper.
In NYC somebody broke into my car to steal a roll of tarpaper.
Cost ten bucks and weighed 50lbs.
Not even any tarpaper shacks in NYC...