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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:40
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Theft must be a trend.

Went out to my jeep and found my handheld GPS and GMRS radios missing from center console. Pissed about the GPS and the radios were a nice to have but cheap. Idiots left behind a surefire flashlight, $20 in spare lithium batteries and my $5000 titanium bicycle.

So much for living in a "safe" cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:46
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

Grrrr.... I hate HATE thieves and cheaters. Lowest type of folks on the planet IMO.

Sorry this happened to you man, what a damn bummer.

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:03
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Grrrr.... I hate HATE thieves and cheaters. Lowest type of folks on the planet IMO.

Sorry this happened to you man, what a damn bummer.

Just talked to the neighbors. One of them a few doors down had their stereo pulled a few weeks ago.

I was just thinking about putting a new CD player in mine to replace the stock tape player. Might rethink that now...
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:17
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

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So much for living in a "safe" cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood.
I know what you mean. I live a relatively quiet cul-de-sac (except for the tagger shooting my neighbor). I have left my wifes accord windows down with the Kenwood CD player in it (not on purpose) and now, Cory (tuesdaysfall) has left his jeep in the street with half doors with CB and stuff in it for a week now. But I never think "it won't happen to me" I just wonder "when".


Either way.....SUCKS. Sorry to hear about it.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:22
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

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Went out to my jeep and found my handheld GPS and GMRS radios missing from center console. Pissed about the GPS and the radios were a nice to have but cheap. Idiots left behind a surefire flashlight, $20 in spare lithium batteries and my $5000 titanium bicycle.

So much for living in a "safe" cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood.
We're seeing a bunch of this kind stuff in Temecula. I take reports weekly of people whose windows were broken and GPS or Ipod taken. If the car is unlocked stuff disappears in minutes. It's a damn shame if a thief stumbles and gets his face smashed in trying to take somebody's stuff
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

LOL @ "stumbles and gets his face smashed".

(Nods) yea, I hear that loud and clear, brother.

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:03
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

Anybody know of a decent alarm thats not too pricey just to act as a deterrent? There was literally nothing showing in my car... I'm almost positive it was locked because I wouldn't leave my bike in an unlocked car.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:07
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I'm sure there are a ton of decently priced alarms that are effective. I'm so out of the loop, the last one I heard of was the Viper LOL!
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:35
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

i was at my part time job last night and my doors were unlocked and my pelican 7060 ($150) flashlight and 2 rc cars were stolen from the backseat...

oh well, live and learn... that was one bitchin flashlight
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 12:47
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Alarms are way simple. the most effective portion of the alarm is the dome lamp circuit. open the door and alarm senses currant. along with the starter interrupt, which can be easily overridden in 5 min. The best defense is the blinking light, they will move on to you neighborers vehicle. I am going to see how many Silencer alarms I have in old inventory and will post up how many, up for grabs, will keep you posted
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 13:18
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I have a car defender. http://www.cardefender.com Funny, how my 91 Civic Si, and my 91 XJ are more likely to get jacked than my wife's 02 civic, or my minivan. I hooked it up to disable power to the ecu/fuelpump, so the car will crank, but not start. 3 attempts on the civic so far, 1 ignition switch, and broken plastic on the bottom of the column. I should really just leave it unlocked and put a key in the ignition.

Oh, this is what prompted it http://wolfenet.org/gallery2/v/crx/stolen
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 13:25
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I have a car defender. http://www.cardefender.com Funny, how my 91 Civic Si, and my 91 XJ are more likely to get jacked than my wife's 02 civic, or my minivan. I hooked it up to disable power to the ecu/fuelpump, so the car will crank, but not start. 3 attempts on the civic so far, 1 ignition switch, and broken plastic on the bottom of the column. I should really just leave it unlocked and put a key in the ignition.

Oh, this is what prompted it http://www.wolfenet.org/gallery2/v/crx/stolen
Nice unit...but it would only work if some is interested in the vehicle. I just think there were some kids from the surrounding neighborhoods prowling around. They apparently opened our neighbors car too. They didn't take anything of true value either. Left behind the CDs, wallet, credit cards etc. So far the only thing missing is my GPS and handheld radios. Also found an empty pack of newports in the driveway. I don't smoke and my neighbor smokes Camels.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 13:29
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

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Nice unit...but it would only work if some is interested in the vehicle. I just think there were some kids from the surrounding neighborhoods prowling around. They apparently opened our neighbors car too. They didn't take anything of true value either. Left behind the CDs, wallet, credit cards etc. So far the only thing missing is my GPS and handheld radios. Also found an empty pack of newports in the driveway. I don't smoke and my neighbor smokes Camels.
Yeah, it doesn't keep them from rummaging through the car. I don't leave anything valuable in the cars. You go back to where my dad lives, and you can leave anything in the car including the keys.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 13:52
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Re: Theft must be a trend.

I rely on the Remington 12 Ga security system, and some noisy ass dogs. I sleep next to the dogs and my vehicles.

Where I grew up, we lost the keys to the house......for 30-some odd years.
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LOL Dustin, that will do the trick!
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