I do the backing in thing, too. My Jeep is not a trash receptacle. I just wish, like 'PecosRiver' said, more people would get involved. When I see disrespectful behavior, I definitely say something. I usually get a rude, impolite response but I don't care, I'm gonna keep doing it. And if I saw what happened with the ice cream, I would have called 911. That is an emergency.
Wow, Im so sorry some idiot thought that was a good idea. If I can give u a bright side, at least its cleanable. My baby got vandalized and it was a straight up assault. Stabbed two rear tires, fifth tire, driver door, took the knife and drove it all down her side. I'm almost grateful the top was down, I'm sure they woulda sliced that too. (Surprising...I was in pcb and had not pissed anyone off). There are some disrespectful a-holes out there. I hope u were able to get the milky smell out that could leave behind.
Back In 2007, I had our first jeep(a 2003 rubicon) parked in the garage. According to the fire marshal/inspector, someone walked by and threw something on fire into the back of the jeep. The fire took the whole Jeep, the garage, the bedroom above the garage, smoke damaged everything in the house, and left us living in a hotel for 10+ weeks. I have more pics somewhere, but this is what I could find quick....
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Sheesh, some people just can't leave well alone. Most people, grown men, grown women, children and teenagers have no manners and no respect for other people's property.
Especially on the retail level. Too many people dig into stuff that they have no business of purchasing, let alone opening. Anything that can be opened - it doesn't matter if it's a shirt, carrying case, radio, etc. - they feel entitled to open it.
It's not their right.
I don't care if it costs $5 or $50,000. Any property that does not belong to you, if you don't plan on buying it and are not authorized to touch it, don't touch it. It's THAT simple.
I'd never go to a store and unravel merchandise whether or not I intended to buy it and I certainly would never touch someone else's vehicle that I don't have the authority to do so.
I can understand non malicious accidents but some of the stories in this thread indicate willful spite and malice. I live in Texas, a man has a right to defend his property with deadly force from unauthorized intruders and the same courtesy is extended to his vehicle.
Allow me to rephrase. Juvi mischief that's not life threatening does not warrant death. It doesn't even warrant a bullet in the ass. A taser? Oh yes. Being arrested, charged and the perp does jail time? Yep.
But if my life or the lives of innocent bystanders are being threatened with deadly force, you can bet my county's sweetums that if push came to shove, I wouldn't hesitate. I would shoot to kill to neutralize the target, eliminate the danger and save the lives of the people around me from some lunatic.
Allow me to rephrase. Juvi mischief that's not life threatening does not warrant death. It doesn't even warrant a bullet in the ass. A taser? Oh yes.
But if my life or the lives of innocent bystanders are being threatened with deadly force, you can bet my county's sweetums that if push came to shove, I would shoot to kill to neutralize the target, eliminate the danger and save the lives of the people around me from some lunatic.
Ab-sol-lute-ly! (Emphasis mine).
I agree! I was just simply saying that if you are going to be shooting then do so to neutralize them. Not just to make them suffer!
Don't blame kids. It was probably an adult. Sad thing is that some people are jealous and they'll always be jealous.
After a long day's work, I've gone to the parking lot only to find someone's fresh gum plastered onto my front emblem. This happened on several different occasions. And only after a few days of owning it, someone took a key to the trunk - MULTIPLE times.
And then a few years ago, I was sitting in my other vehicle outside my apt garage when I witnessed my neighbor urinating on the windshield of my other neighbor's brand new Liberty. Needless to say I reported it and no longer live in that community.
This is absolutely terrible, the way people are treating jeeps... Good on you for doing the right thing
This is horrible, sorry to hear this. I've never witnessed or had something like this happen to me in the 1.5 years that I've had my jeep but I will comment on what some people are saying. For any offense that causes any sort of damage to your property, I think that it's reasonable to say that you can take defensive action but using weapons that can cause death in response to a non-life threatening action is absurd. There's plenty of stupid people, and they are willing to do plenty of stupid stuff, and you should take the actions needed to stop them and teach them a lesson, but using a deadly weapon to do so is going to get you in trouble. Even when you use a weapon legally against someone, your still in for a world of hurt. In a situation like this, I think the logical thing to do would be to grab them on the spot, give a couple jabs, make clear that they made a big mistake and give them a reason to never do it again, no weapons needed. If your incapable of doing something like this, that's what the police are for. Ive seen too many good guys get everything they own taken away from them because they used a weapon in self defense. They followed the rules and did everything legally, they had all the rights on their side, but that means nothing when they go through civil court. Stay on the safe side.
I have never had anyone vandalize my jeep but once I caught someone messing with a friend's jeep during high school and they got what they deserved, beat and then suspended too my principal was a jeeper