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Old 02-26-2006, 01:11 AM   #1
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So, I was thinking I'd brew today. But, yesterday I drove over to my property and house we're working on fixing up (I currently rent a couple miles down the road). There I found that some piece of sheet, waste-of-space hoodlums had smashed down the door of my shed and my house. They walked off with a 6500 watt Honda generator and a bunch of power and hand tools. As I'm sure some of you unfortunately know, there's not much worse than that sinking, violated feeling when you realize you've been robbed.

It's bloody horrible. Even the stuff they didn't take had been all rifled through. You just wish you could have caught them...and had a baseball bat in hand.

So, instead of brewing, I've been running back and forth all day salvaging the stuff they didn't take. What a drag!

I really feel down about the whole thing. I feel suspicious of everyone I see, and I have lost a lot of faith in my neighbors and humanity in general.

In the end, it's just stuff, and it can be replaced or whatever. No one got hurt. But it sucks to realize firsthand how lousy some people can be.

Bummed...
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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Oh man, sorry to hear that.

It might be all for naught, but I'd file a police report (if you haven't already).
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:20 AM   #3
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I'm sorry to hear that Janx. I hope they catch the idiots and throw the book at them!
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:24 AM   #4
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Yeah thanks.

I'm sure it will be for naught, but I am going to go meet the deputy in an hour or so and file a report. I'm going to pursue this as far as I can. There's one particularly scummy family around these parts that is known for doing this sort of thing. And the thing is, they walked all this gear out...my two gates were still locked. So I bet they're nearby.

This one seedy family gets away with being ripoffs largely because almost everyone around here grows marijuana and so they don't call the cops when they get robbed. Since I have a regular, non-criminal job, there's nothing to stop me from pressing charges. It may be a new experience for these losers.

Here's hoping...time for a homebrew.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:27 AM   #5
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Yeah thanks.

I'm sure it will be for naught, but I am going to go meet the deputy in an hour or so and file a report. I'm going to pursue this as far as I can. There's one particularly scummy family around these parts that is known for doing this sort of thing. And the thing is, they walked all this gear out...my two gates were still locked. So I bet they're nearby.

This one seedy family gets away with being ripoffs largely because almost everyone around here grows marijuana and so they don't call the cops when they get robbed. Since I have a regular, non-criminal job, there's nothing to stop me from pressing charges. It may be a new experience for these losers.

Here's hoping...time for a homebrew.
Hopefully you can get your stuff back, and the cretins get what's coming to them!
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:38 AM   #6
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Ah i feel for ya man. I know that feeling all too well, unfortunatly. I hope you get some satisfaction from the police but I wouldnt hold my breath...

 
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:54 AM   #7
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Damn...sorry to hear that.

Maybe I need to send you some beer.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:10 AM   #8
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Janx, you were robbed. Someone broke into your home! Certainly you would file a police report. I am certain it will not "be for naught". Your insurance will require it and remember this is either the first time these people robbed and now they think they can do it again, or they have robbed before and have a past that the police might recognize. Either way it means that the police needs to know in order to get closer to getting these bastards.

When I was young we went camping a lot in the Summer. One particular Summer we were robbed. They took everything. It was not the expensive things that I was particularly fond of.... they got replaced with the insurance coverage, but I got a neclace when I was born and it was gone too. Probably did not even cost $15, but I still remember it. And like you, when we went away again we were very suspicious and worried. It takes a big toll on you emotionally. We and many neighbors always suspected one family's children as they were the bad bunch.

Well I am very glad that you were not around with the baseball bat. Like you said, it is just stuff that can be replaced. Had you had been there you might have done something that you would have later regretted. You could have pulled out the baseball bat and they could have pulled out a gun. Also remember that the laws of trespassing and the laws of excessive force are pretty complicated. Again I am glad you were not there to have to be put in that complexity of legal ramifications.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:49 AM   #9
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Well, I just got back from talking to the deputy. He was a real nice guy, very patient and understanding, and honest about what could realistically be done.

We had the serial number for the generator, but not the other stuff (Note, write down the serial number for your Sawzall, etc). So he said that was the most likely way to nab these guys. But that's pretty unlikely.

He agreed with me that it was most likely the scummy tweaker crowd down the road (tweaker = meth-amphetamine junky to those not familiar with the scourge of the rural West). But of course he can't just go kicking in doors to find my stuff. I'm glad he can't. This is America after all.

But he sad he could go ask some questions of the usual suspects and we'll see what happens. He grew up around here and knows who to go talk to anf where to poke around. Right now I just feel like I want to be a part of the solution. I know that it's a minority of the population that is a problem, and the majority are being silent victims and never reporting the crimes committed against them.

Example...today I talked to a neighbor whose parcel adjoins mine and his place was broken into recently too with the same MO. Did he report it? Nope.

Anyway...I'm just ranting. Thanks for listening. And, Michael, I agree. I'm glad I wasn't there to take action against them. That would be bigger trouble, and I'm not that guy in the end. As it is, it's just stuff that's gone.

Time for another homebrew...
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:03 AM   #10
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Man Janx, thats sheety!!

Besides the police report, you could give a description of the stuff to any area pawn shops... a pretty longshot, but could have a nice return on investment.
I've had family do this to me (a coke head cousin), but fortunately discovered it by being at a friends house, commenting how much I loved his music & that I had the same CDs When he explained buying them from my cousin after taking him to a second hand place where he had sold some others... Thankfully I was able to recover everything.
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