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Old 03-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Angry Jeep got broken into last night....

Well I went outside this morning to find out that my jeep got broken into last night. It's a really crappy feeling to have some violate your space and take stuff that they didnít work hard for. The sh!#y thing about it is I have soft upper windows and I know to leave my door unlock so that if someone wants to steel something at least my windows wouldnít be cut, but oh no the idiot felt the right to cut my driver side window regardless of the doors being unlocked. Well he ended up steeling my faceplate after he ripped my whole dash apart to where the screw parts of the bezel are broken. He couldnít even take the whole unit because it has a theft bar behind it holding it in. Iím assuming that he got spooked because he left his screw driver that he used to break everything apart at the floorboard of my jeep. I ended up calling the police this morning and there not going to do anything about it and my insurance wanted me to pay full deductible for them to replace everything and it just isnít worth it on top of having my insurance payments go up. I really donít know how he got in my jeep considering the alarm system was on and it is very sensitive and loud. I even had my window that is in my room open on the same side my jeep was parked on and never heard it go off. People have no respect these days for other people and itís very frustrating.

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That sucks. The idiot will get what's coming to him.

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People got nothing better to do than F with others stuff! He'll get his someday.That sux bro I've gotten my car broken into before and there wasn't anything I could do about it. Finding the guy is like finding a needle in a haystack. You can fix her up yourself you don't need the insurance just find a good junk yard.
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That sucks man... I have a surveillance system sitting out in my shed... I'm debating installing it and aiming it where my roomie and I park our vehicles. Even if the cops can't do anything...I can get a photo of the rat bastard and ask around until I identify him. And then beat the everliving piss out of him.

I was at my buddy's shop a couple months ago and me and another friend were parked in the alley behind the shop... I left my Jeep unlocked but they didn't break into it (my GPS was sitting in my unlocked glove box even), but they did break into our friend's truck. Same deal there... took his jacket and XM radio (and antenna) and then walked away...leaving his screwdriver behind. He got pretty lucky... police showed up. My buddy is a technology geek (computer shop) and we have a surveillance system out back. It was too dark to get a positive ID on the kid...but we were sitting right by the monitor most of the night. My buddy keeps at least 2 loaded guns in his shop at all times...and while I'm sure it's illegal to shoot someone breaking into your vehicle, I have no doubt he's stupid enough to do it anyway. After that happened, we installed a much brighter flood light outside the shop that is kept on all night long...that way if there are any more break-ins, we'll be able to get a good enough still image for the police to make a positive ID eventually.
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Yea that happened to me but they stole the whole stereo and when I called insurance they wouldn't do anything. They said if they took the whole car then they would replace the stereo. But not just the stereo.
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sorry bro. i know the feeling, overall i've had my cars broken into 3 times, including the jeep. it's just one of those things that really pisses you off initially, but you did everything you could and in the end everything that was taken or broken can be replaced.
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Your insurance rates shouldn't go up for a Comprehensive claim... Sorry for your loss.
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I worked at the Macarthur Center Mall in Virginia Beach, and parked in a parking garage. I walked out from work one day and as I approached my Jeep, I saw somebody sitting in my driver's seat. I approached the vehicle much like a policy officer would. I yelled at the guy to get out of the car. As he got out, He was stuck between the door and myself and couldn't go anywhere.

I called the police on my cell phone and described him up and down, all the way to the type of shoes and shoelace color. It ended up taking the policy 15 mintues AFTER they already entered the parking garage to find where I was. The guy ended up trying to take off but I tripped him up and dove on his back, pinning him to the ground. The police finally showed up when I was on top of him, and they didn't know who the actual owner was until I showed them my Driver's license (you would think they would have figured it out from the description I gave). Needless to say he only managed to gather up pocket change from my console... idiot.

Then I found my jeep seats and glove box open 2 weeks later.

Just 2 months ago, somebody broke open my center console and stole my GPS. This is the only downfall of a jeep.. idiots.

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Maybe this will help you feel a little better....Supposedly a real Craigslist posting.....read on.....

To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.

Date: 2010-02-14, 1 :43 a.m. E.S.T.

I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives.. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.

First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually c*** in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket.. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.. My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head ... isn't it?!

I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from with that brown sludge in your pants. I'm sure it was even worse walking bare-footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].

After I called your mother or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as those of four other people in the gas station, -- on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 150 gallons and was extremely grateful!

I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]

I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb ... after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.

Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone.. Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a little over a day now, so what 's going on with that? Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target.

The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).

In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you ... but I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider, the career path you've chosen to pursue in life. Remember, next time you might not be so lucky. Have a good day!

Thoughtfully yours,

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Thanks guys, Iím thinking about getting a surveillance camera to put outside my bedroom window looking down at where I park my 2 cars. Iím kind of hesitant to replace my window and CD player until I feel that itís safer, but then again if someone wanted to get in there... their going to. Anyways I Just bought replacement upper windows today and probably going to buy a new center dash bezel here in the next couple of days along with a new CD player. Thanks for the replys, I think I need a new alarm system. Im thinkin im going with this one!

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Let me know where you can get one of those torch alarms. Very cool, funny. I recently read about a guy that had a surveilance camera help catch a couple of as*holes stealing his utility trailer. They stole it in the middle of the day. Just fn stupid.
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I will offer one quick solution. You have all seen the driveway alarm that is wireless. If you install this inside your jeep and the receiver in your bedroom it will allow you to catch the people inside your vehicle. It doesn't cost but $29.00 and can be mounted with tie wrap to the roll bar behind the drivers seat. It doesn't make any noise in the vehicle and it can't be seen. Cheap and effective and it can be taken with you to a motel room, camp site, office etc. as long as it is within about 300 feet. Just my $.02 I hate a thief.
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I'm sure it's illegal to shoot someone breaking into your vehicle
unless you live in Texas, if someone is on your property without authorization, let 'em rip.
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unless you live in Texas, if someone is on your property without authorization, let 'em rip.
Very true...

I've heard in Texas, if you get in an accident, stay in your vehicle and call the police immediately. Most of the guys who leave their vehicles, do so with their guns drawn and have the "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude. lol

...might have even heard it from someone on here...can't remember.
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I will offer one quick solution. You have all seen the driveway alarm that is wireless. If you install this inside your jeep and the receiver in your bedroom it will allow you to catch the people inside your vehicle. It doesn't cost but $29.00 and can be mounted with tie wrap to the roll bar behind the drivers seat. It doesn't make any noise in the vehicle and it can't be seen. Cheap and effective and it can be taken with you to a motel room, camp site, office etc. as long as it is within about 300 feet. Just my $.02 I hate a thief.
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I've never heard of this...? Got a link?
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I worked at the Macarthur Center Mall in Virginia Beach, and parked in a parking garage. I walked out from work one day and as I approached my Jeep, I saw somebody sitting in my driver's seat. I approached the vehicle much like a policy officer would. I yelled at the guy to get out of the car. As he got out, He was stuck between the door and myself and couldn't go anywhere.

I called the police on my cell phone and described him up and down, all the way to the type of shoes and shoelace color. It ended up taking the policy 15 mintues AFTER they already entered the parking garage to find where I was. The guy ended up trying to take off but I tripped him up and dove on his back, pinning him to the ground. The police finally showed up when I was on top of him, and they didn't know who the actual owner was until I showed them my Driver's license (you would think they would have figured it out from the description I gave). Needless to say he only managed to gather up pocket change from my console... idiot.

Then I found my jeep seats and glove box open 2 weeks later.

Just 2 months ago, somebody broke open my center console and stole my GPS. This is the only downfall of a jeep.. idiots.

I feel your pain.
I used to live in the apartments in front of the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth. Mcarthur Mall is crazy though and I'm honestly not suprised that the police took 15 minutes just to find you. For a higher class mall, that's really shitty.

But you gotta remember that your in Norfolk. Enough said.
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Sorry to read about the break in. Damned thieves. I can just recommend you put some secure storage in your Jeep, Tuffy makes the kind you want. Tuffy makes an awesome steel security glove box, as well as a security console or a steel security console liner. Or a security drawer that mounts underneath the rear seat if you need more room.

It'd take a really determined thief with the right tools to get into any of those.
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i got a good story about a guy "attempting" to rob me. This is true.
I was coming out of a local wal-mart (yup i know), and this guy followed me to my car when i had my trailblazer, i had my remote in my hand so i pressed unlock and the lights came on and he says, "hey is that your car?" i reply with yes this is my vehicle can i help you?, he says have a flat tire can i borrow your jack, i said nah man its under my seat and a real pain in the ass sorry man. i turn around and hes in my face screaming at me to get in my F#$&ing car and give him a ride!, so i say excuse me can u back up for a second i need to put my groceries in my car and he complies but doesnt move that far away from me, i put my groceries in my car and i take off my sweat shirt exposing my Glock Model 27 .40cal sub compact of which he had not seen cuz i conceal. i asked him in a very polite manner, "excuse me but do you have a weapon on you?" he looks at my gun and states , " comeon man i only wanted a ride" i said thats not what you were saying when u thought i was not armed now was it? and i said do me a favor and step 20feet away from my car so i dont get all trigger happy. he turned around and ran like a little girl (no offense). moral of the story had i not carried my weapon that day who knows what might have happend, i AM 100% for weapons for responsible ppl.
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I just got my license not quite a year ago and I've had my jeep broken into twice. Luckily I caught the little terds the first time and yelled at them. I wasn't as lucky the second time however. Some drunk a-hole got into my passenger side door and broke my inside handle off. My hound dog heard him and started to howl at 2 o'clock in the morning so my dad went outside but we never found the guy. Just petty stuff like that really ticks me off.
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unless you live in Texas, if someone is on your property without authorization, let 'em rip.
i know in new york they taught us in acadamy you cant shoot someone out side of your house it can only be inside and you better kill them dont let them make it outside of your house due to criminal and civil liabilities. you can legally kill someone in self defense or defense of a 3rd party (be it someone you walk by and they are screaming for help and if you dont help them it will lead to immediate serious physical injury or death)
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I will offer one quick solution. You have all seen the driveway alarm that is wireless. If you install this inside your jeep and the receiver in your bedroom it will allow you to catch the people inside your vehicle. It doesn't cost but $29.00 and can be mounted with tie wrap to the roll bar behind the drivers seat. It doesn't make any noise in the vehicle and it can't be seen. Cheap and effective and it can be taken with you to a motel room, camp site, office etc. as long as it is within about 300 feet. Just my $.02 I hate a thief.
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That would be pretty cool to have, but i don’t think I’ve seen one before. I’ve only been looking at the big exterior cameras with night vision on them but there running about $100+. If you got a link, I’d like to take a look at them.

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Sorry to read about the break in. Damned thieves. I can just recommend you put some secure storage in your Jeep, Tuffy makes the kind you want. Tuffy makes an awesome steel security glove box, as well as a security console or a steel security console liner. Or a security drawer that mounts underneath the rear seat if you need more room.

It'd take a really determined thief with the right tools to get into any of those.
Thanks Jerry, I read your thread the other day about your jeep being stolen, best regards. I’ll have to look into getting one of those security consoles so I can put my cd face plate or anything else that’s important that can go in there and lock it up.

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i got a good story about a guy "attempting" to rob me. This is true.
I was coming out of a local wal-mart (yup i know), and this guy followed me to my car when i had my trailblazer, i had my remote in my hand so i pressed unlock and the lights came on and he says, "hey is that your car?" i reply with yes this is my vehicle can i help you?, he says have a flat tire can i borrow your jack, i said nah man its under my seat and a real pain in the ass sorry man. i turn around and hes in my face screaming at me to get in my F#$&ing car and give him a ride!, so i say excuse me can u back up for a second i need to put my groceries in my car and he complies but doesnt move that far away from me, i put my groceries in my car and i take off my sweat shirt exposing my Glock Model 27 .40cal sub compact of which he had not seen cuz i conceal. i asked him in a very polite manner, "excuse me but do you have a weapon on you?" he looks at my gun and states , " comeon man i only wanted a ride" i said thats not what you were saying when u thought i was not armed now was it? and i said do me a favor and step 20feet away from my car so i dont get all trigger happy. he turned around and ran like a little girl (no offense). moral of the story had i not carried my weapon that day who knows what might have happend, i AM 100% for weapons for responsible ppl.
That’s a great story man thanks for sharing. I’ve been thinking about picking up a pistol just in case someone decides to break into my home. Havnt thought about having a concealed weapon, but these days its not a bad idea to have if you are a very responsible person.

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i know in new york they taught us in acadamy you cant shoot someone out side of your house it can only be inside and you better kill them dont let them make it outside of your house due to criminal and civil liabilities. you can legally kill someone in self defense or defense of a 3rd party (be it someone you walk by and they are screaming for help and if you dont help them it will lead to immediate serious physical injury or death)
I’m not a 100% sure about the laws out here but I think you can shoot someone on your property if you give them a verbal warning and they don’t comply or if you have a fence that they climb over on to your property you can shoot them. But its pretty much shoot to kill or they can sue you for shooting them.

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I just got my license not quite a year ago and I've had my jeep broken into twice. Luckily I caught the little terds the first time and yelled at them. I wasn't as lucky the second time however. Some drunk a-hole got into my passenger side door and broke my inside handle off. My hound dog heard him and started to howl at 2 o'clock in the morning so my dad went outside but we never found the guy. Just petty stuff like that really ticks me off.

Wow that really sucks bud, sounds like you need a flamethrower alarm to! Only if it were legal Good luck catching them.
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As a resident of Texas, I can say there are some truths and some untruths in this thread about Texas/Texans.

The statement about most people coming out after a MVC with guns drawn is completely false. Many people have guns on them here, but the majority of us are actually pretty level headed. Those who carry illegally are much more likely to do something stupid like that. But I wouldn't call it common at all.

However. Shooting someone who is trying to rob you, or steal from your property, or even on your property at night usually gets dismissed as "oh well another dead criminal." However many times, you still must go to a Grand Jury for them to decide. Basically you have the Right to protect you and yours....

Like the Guy outside of Houston who killed the two robbers who were fleeing his neighbor's house. His case went to a Grand Jury, but the public was with him. Thieves deserved it.

I too Conceal carry. The more armed law abiding citizens there are, the better off we are.

Sadly its illegal to booby trap your property...including cars.
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Alarm

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The $59.00 model is a little better than the one I have.
The problem I have with video is you have to record it and if you don't know the people you don't catch them. This alarm allows you to catch the thief or call the cops real time.

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December 29 2009 my TJ was broken into, I had NOTHING of value in plain sight (or elswhere) stock radio, no GPS, nothing. I walk out going to grab some lunch and notice my rear window was unzipped, so I jumped inside and found all my junk scattered throughout the jeep. I looked for what was stolen, a book of burned CDs (mostly '80s stuff), a $15 gift car for a friend, a pair of winter gloves, and my scratched up sunglasses (cheepies). what worried me was I knew I had some paycheck stubs and a blank check in the console. The check was gone so I cancelled the account had to open another, all this for one mans junk. I told the police officer to keep an eye out for anyone wearing scratched up blue tinted sunglasses and listing to Men without Hats! Atleast I had a "kind" crook, by unziping the window, but a dumb one seeing that my roomates car was parked right infront of my jeep unlocked with a wii and several games and dvd scattered around the back seat... and DID NOT TOUCH IT!... I really miss those sunglasses
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:15 AM   #27
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You could always add a motion detector to the inside of your jeep. I put one in mine with an on/off switch. But It can be anoying at times considering my cat likes to jump inside my jeep at the wee hours of the morning!

unfortunately Even with alarms and locks thieves will still do smash and grabs, I have learned this after a couple of my cars have been "violated".
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:04 AM   #28
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You could always add a motion detector to the inside of your jeep. I put one in mine with an on/off switch. But It can be anoying at times considering my cat likes to jump inside my jeep at the wee hours of the morning!
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:23 PM   #29
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Sorry to hear this. I'm afraid its just gonna get worse though. I don't know that I believe in karma, but if I there is such an animal, I hope its a bi*%ch for these low lifes.
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Just thought I'd update this thread. On friday night some punk tried to steal my stereo as the Jeep was sitting outside my house.

They took the faceplate (ordered a new one sat for 58.00)...they scratched the stereo part that is behind the faceplate...when apparently they tried to steal it (pathetic attempt).

They passed right over the 2 spare magazines for my Glock. morons, those are worth more than the stereo faceplate. wonder if they thought "hmm, gun parts, and gun oil in glovebox, maybe we should leave". I hope so. bastard(s).

Anywho. I went to harbor freight...bought this
- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

I painted the motion sensor dark silver (I couldn't find the black spray paint at the house.) .

I hid it in the Jeep. if anyone sits in the drivers seat, or opens the pass door it sends a signal to my bedroom, where I have a F.N. TPS 12 gauge with surefire light just waiting to make some noise.

Now I'm hoping to find a Tuffy console used...trying to avoid 350.00+ for a console..


Oh and to anyone considering this purchase. Its pretty cool, the only signal that something is going on from the unit you place in the jeep is a small red light that blinks...I painted it, so its 90% invisible as well.

However indoors, you have the receiver, which has a LOUD and quiet ding dong. the loud one when placed on nightstand should wake even the heaviest sleeper.

If anyone needs more info PM.

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