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Thread: Can you believe the nerve of some people??????

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    Super Member kwiltkrazy's Avatar
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    Today we went on a picnic with my two sons, and oldest's fiance , my sister and her two kids, and furry grandson. We had an absolute ball. It was at a small park outside of Eugene, Oregon, you have to pay three dollars to get in, so my youngest just parked his car in the outer parking lot(where it's free to park), and walked in. When we went to leave, someone had smashed in his passenger side window, and all they took was two dollars. Thank goodness that's all they took, in the back seat was a $1,000 Nikkon camera. But this was on the busy Highway 126. Just needed to vent. Can you believe the nerve of some people. This kind of thing really bothers me, thank goodness the car is still being purchased, and he has full coverage on it, what about some of the people that don't have insurance, and something like a broken window could really set them back. He's only 24, and he's just starting out. He's got a great job with the Forest service, and works really hard for everything he has.

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    that is terrible, did he report it to the police, in case they find who did it,

    were there any other vehicles damaged in the area

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    The same thing happened to my son when he was in college in Boston. He came out one morning only to find his window smashed with his stereo ripped out of the dashboard and a couple dollars worth of change in the middle compartment of his seats missing. They really ripped the h... out of the dashbord.

    The following year he came out to find his newer car totaled by a hit and run. The hit his car so hard that it was smashed like an accordian as it was pushed into the car ahead of him.

    I don't think this is all that uncommon, however I don't understand how someone can do this and just walk off!

    I thank God in both cases that my son wasn't in the car as who knows what could have happened!

    Just remember material things can be replaced! Glad no one was hurt or worse!

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    He was going to report it tomorrow, but they called him to go out fire fighting, and doesn't know when he'll be back. He usually stays out up to three weeks, no telling where they will send him, there are several large fires going on right now, several in Ca. and some in Wyoming. His friend might do it for him. But, you're right, we are lucky, they could have stolen his camera,he's really good a t taking pictures, he took my avatar. I think it's beautiful, but I may be prejudice. I just can't believe that it happened in broad daylight, on a very busy highway. And, they did it for 2 dollars.

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    Just remember material things can be replaced! Glad no one was hurt or worse![/quote]

    sorry this happened to your son, people will do anything for a quick buck, I am just glad that is all they got. things can be replaced people can't so be glad it was only a window

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    Ugh. That stinks!! I hate that for him. So glad noone was hurt!

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    Looks like they were $2.00 shy of having $3.00 to pay to park. People just don't think about other people anymore it's all about me. errrrrrrrrr

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    I've had that happen. The one night I didn't set the alarm, someone broke the driver's side window. They left all the cd's, etc but took the stereo system from the dash and trunk. They even took the time to put the screws back in place. I don't know how someone can do that and have a conscience. Drugs and money drive people to do weird things.

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    So sorry to hear this happened to your son! People can be so destructive and it really is appalling at the behavior people will exhibit. When I was probably about 19 or so I had a cherry red camaro and I went to visit a friend in Buffalo-street parking only. Needless to say I was sitting in the friend's house and I heard a crash and then an alarm. I said I bet you that was my car..my friend was like no way! Well someone had deliberately hit my car taking out the driver side mirror. It did not appear to do any other damage...until I started the 6 hour drive home and noticed the steering wasn't right. The tires had been turned slightly out when parked and apparently the car had bounced off the tire and sent it inward completely messing up the alignment and the frame...that was the worst. Of course when we called the police it took them 45 minutes (the station was 3 minutes from her house) to get there and then when they did they never even got out of their car just said to me-there is nothing we can do if you didn't get a plate number...grrrrrr
    Sorry again to hear this-it is very frustrating especially when you work very hard for what you do have!
    I love your avatar picture too kwilt-he did an awesome job! (But I love fire photos anyway-I was a volunteer FF for a while and have a BF who still is)
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    Aw, that is so sad. Windows are so expensive to replace, too!! Sometimes I wonder if its people on drugs, that willdo ANYTHING to get drug money. Could a sober person REALLY be that mean?????????

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    that happened to me at a beach in New York (I think Staten Island - it was a WHILE ago). They took everything that wasn't nailed down - including all my camera and belly dancing tapes (that were basically irreplaceable and worthless to anyone else).

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    It is terrible so people are so cruel and devious. I have had identy theft more times than you can count on all your fingers. Robbers!

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    I am so sorry about this. We are not safe anymore, anywhere. Years ago, my DS had his car broken into by window bashing, 3 times in 2 years. Each time they took stereo, CD's, change, anything they could get. Finally we put in a Security Camera system & we never had another problem. Neighbors around us have, but not us. LOL Best money we have ever spent. I can sit inside and watch 9 cameras surrounding the house on a flat screen monitor. Love it!

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    What goes around comes around. I'm sure about that! Eventually they'll get their just deserves.

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    So sorry you had to deal with this . The one time my car for broke into they only took the stereo and then relocked the car when they were done :shock: Yes the car was locked before they got in an dafter :roll:

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    Tapes can show up on the internet.......

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    Since all that was taken was two dollars, I would bet it was kids.....That is so sad, not just for your son, but for our society.
    I remember when our DS got his first car. It was just an old rattletrap, what he could afford. He started working full time the summer he turned 16, saving for a car. He had it less then a week when it was stolen. He got it back, but it really broke his heart.
    Times have sure changed.... :-(

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    I agree, people seem to only think in the moment, and about themselves. I know my boys think about others, they have had to all their lives, being raised by a severely handicapped father. They have grown up very caring, and I see it in them all the time, holding doors, helping people to do things, I know when they were younger and we lived in a older community, they were always helping the neighbors with little things. One of the funniest things that happened was, our neighbor catty cornered from us had a stroke and was no longer able to brush her dogs hair, and my youngest volunteered to do it,well she also had an African Gray, and it picked up on Kyrk's voice, and Kyrk always said come here Honey to the dog and she would come a runnung all excited that she was getting brushed, the bird mimicked him so well. that the dog would get excited but couldn't find Kyrk. It was really funny to see this.

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    It's so sad to hear about something like this. Some people just seem to think they can take anything and not have to work for it. Just makes me so mad.

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    No fun! We had that happen and a car parked next to us along a main freeway. They did take my husbands PDA/phone but from the car next to us all they took was the ladies left over lunch! We ended up paying out of pocket to fix. :cry:

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    It's maddening you can't leave anything in your car anymore...not even parking change. So sorry this happened, but seems it is the way of the world now. Definitely report it though, maybe the police will be more watchful in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    He was going to report it tomorrow, but they called him to go out fire fighting, and doesn't know when he'll be back. He usually stays out up to three weeks, no telling where they will send him, there are several large fires going on right now, several in Ca. and some in Wyoming. His friend might do it for him. But, you're right, we are lucky, they could have stolen his camera,he's really good a t taking pictures, he took my avatar. I think it's beautiful, but I may be prejudice. I just can't believe that it happened in broad daylight, on a very busy highway. And, they did it for 2 dollars.
    So sorry about his car, but glad the camera wasn't taken. He IS a good photographer - and I've wondered about your avatar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    What goes around comes around. I'm sure about that! Eventually they'll get their just deserves.
    Can hope jail time, crummy plumbing, smiling donkey !!!

    Never figured it out, but brought up not to do, treat others items w/respect. :)

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    I believe in Karma also. At least I can hope it is.

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    Oh geez, some people have no respect for other peoples things.

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