Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Help!!! I've Been Robbed!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2008, 06:32 PM   #11
brauhaus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brauhaus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Susquehanna Valley, PA
Posts: 1,563
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NitrouStang96
I seriously doubt the thief will come back, so I wouldn't waste time and money on booby traps and cameras. Instead, I'd make my future setup a little more secure or locked up. Unless he's really stupid, he's not going to come back to the same place for a keg when 1) he already got all the cool stuff, and 2) he knows you'll be watching for him now.
+1 but I would think to at least invest in some form of security, from the sounds of it, the OP doesn't have any security measures at all, even just motion lighting which can be enough to throw off any thief.
__________________
Yes, I'm the guy who set his sniper suit on fire last halloween...

Fire/EMS of HBT.com
brauhaus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #12
Gnome
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gnome's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta/ Phoenix
Posts: 202
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

If it's easy he'll be back, it's human nature.

__________________

The Older I get the Faster I use to be.

Gnome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 06:55 PM   #13
Dr Vorlauf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dr Vorlauf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley,PA
Posts: 540
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

+1

Most criminals are complete retards and mindless repetition is a part of their stupidity.

__________________

Veritas vos Liberabit

Quote:
Originally Posted by chefmike View Post
Dr. Vorlauf.... you are a scary, scary man. Kimchee?!!
Dr Vorlauf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 07:11 PM   #14
Bedlam
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bedlam's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,085
Liked 54 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

I would crawl over the local scrap yards. That's where it all ended up. First, though, I'd file a police report. Describe your items to the very last detail, then if you happen to find it in a scrap yard, you have a leg to stand on when requesting it back.

__________________

-------------------------------------
Jill Mc

Bedlam is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 07:12 PM   #15
Rick_R
Still Love Fried Chicken
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rick_R's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southeastern US
Posts: 965
Default

I'd not do the booby-trap shock method. This time he got your homebrew equipment. With a booby trap, next time he could get your car, house, cash -- even if you were to win in court you'll be paying through the nose for legal fees.

Best is to make the new equipment more secure. Believe me, having had a computer stolen, I know how ya feel, but I think you'll regret setting any sort of booby trap.

Rick

__________________
Rick_R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 07:56 PM   #16
chione
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: west
Posts: 124
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by james3
this has got to be one of the most horrible weekends ever! to start with, i woke up friday morning to discover that my equipment had been stolen! i put so much time and money into setting it all up. they got my HLT, my mash tun, and my boil kettle (all kegs w/ lots of upgrades). They're probably at the scrap yard by now along w/ all the other copper and stainless steel that was on my porch . To top it all off with, i lost my wallet the same day so i couldn't even be upset about my equipment cause i was worried about that.

BUT, things are starting to look up! i got my wallet back w/ everything in it, so now i'm focused on getting revenge on whoever jacked my equipment. this is where you guys come in! here is my plan (any suggestions would be appreciated):

i'm going to put another keg as bait on my porch (chained somehow so they can't see) and hook up a car battery or something to it . i want whoever did this or tries to steel from me to suffer!! i don't want to put them in the hospital, but i want it to hurt and i want them to think twice about stealing from me again! so... should i use something more powerful, less powerful?!? PLEASE HELP!!!

-james

Why not call the recycling centers and see if this stuff has turned up?
__________________
chione is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 08:00 PM   #17
Brewing Clamper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 2,862
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Three words:

Rock, Salt, Shells

__________________

--Omar

4 Ohms Aleworks & Lagers | Twitter | Facebook | Blog |

Brewing Clamper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 10:44 PM   #18
CodeRage
Death by Magumba!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CodeRage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Fl
Posts: 2,254
Liked 32 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I bet if you put a keg out there in broad daylight they will steal it again. I have a survailence system on my house and would set bicycles out and other things out and they would wind up missing. Now I just forward the photos to the cops and so far I have had %100 recovery. What prompted me to put it in was because some one stole $1200 worth of trees from me.

I would set up a keg and one of those game camera rigs. I bet with in a week you will get someone.

__________________
Brutus 20e build | Electrical Primer for Brewers | Auber SYL-2362A2 PID Install & Config
So as I am walking out the door this morning I think to my self:
"self, going to work on Monday is like knowing you're going to get kicked in the nuts. You just don't know when or by who"
CodeRage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 11:50 PM   #19
RLinNH
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RLinNH's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wrentham, MA
Posts: 976
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

How about we, as a community, get together and take care of this brother in need? I myself am willing to pledge $50.00 to get him back onto the brew bench. Anyone else want to help this guy out?

__________________
You Can Give A Man A Fish and Feed Him For a Day, or You Can Teach Him To Fly Fish And Spoil Him For Life

On DeckWitches Brew IPA
Primary Lil Sparky's Nut Brown Ale, Simcoe Sevada
Secondary nope
Bottled SSBC Club Brew 2013
Kegged Bee Cave Kolsch
On Tap Bee Cave Kolsch
RLinNH is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2008, 11:51 PM   #20
RLinNH
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RLinNH's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wrentham, MA
Posts: 976
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

james3, do you have a pay pal account? If so, drop me a PM with your e-mail addy.

__________________
You Can Give A Man A Fish and Feed Him For a Day, or You Can Teach Him To Fly Fish And Spoil Him For Life

On DeckWitches Brew IPA
Primary Lil Sparky's Nut Brown Ale, Simcoe Sevada
Secondary nope
Bottled SSBC Club Brew 2013
Kegged Bee Cave Kolsch
On Tap Bee Cave Kolsch

RLinNH is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I got robbed Janx General Chit Chat 22 02-28-2006 12:51 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS