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Blog entry by Bearpie posted 11-17-2010 09:51 AM 2512 reads 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has nothing to do with woodworking except maybe as a means of hauling my wood! My truck was stolen from our driveway this morning in broad daylight. My wife went shopping with her 97 year old mother, they went to Wal Mart then to a grocery store and upon arriving home my wife mentioned that I must have gone shopping cause the truck was not in the driveway. Upon entering the house she noticed that the shop was lit up and she could see me working in there. I called 911 and they showed up within 10 mins. I have no idea when they will find my truck and what condition it will be in! I am glad that I have a locking gas cap so they will not be able to add more fuel to it but the bad thing is that I have a full tank in it and it can go over 500 miles with a full tank. I am hoping they do not trash my nice truck and that I get it back soon. I thank you for listening and needed to get my anger out and I hope this does not happen to anyone out there, it is not a good feeling. My truck was locked and all keys are accounted for. I wish nothing but bad karma on the perpetrators.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 09:57 AM

Wow- that really stinks. Were the keys in it? If the keys weren’t in it and it was a hot wire job some newer vehicles automatically shut themselves off after a few miles. (My Expedition was like that.) I hope you get it back not stripped. Again I say, Basically people suck. Maybe he needed to take his kids to see Santa Claus or something?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 10:58 AM

I hope today brings good news Erwin. Pretty good response from the law! I don’t think they get around to visiting over here. The word is that they give you an incident number for your insurance claim.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#3 posted 11-17-2010 12:39 PM

thank goodness they don’t have your keys.
Sorry about your vehicle and the horrible feeling that theft brings :(

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-17-2010 12:47 PM

Nothing worse than people that steal. Well I supose there is, but they’re right up there! If most crimes like stealing, rape and murder were capital punishment offense’s we wouldn’t have to deal with this as much as we do. Nothing worse than working hard for nice things and some scum bag robs you. I hope you get your truck back in god condition soon. My thoughts are with you.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-17-2010 01:10 PM

What a terrible thing, Erwin! I feel so bad for you! Why are people so horrible anyway? My thoughts are with you and Edith and I hope, as the others said , that they will find your vehicle and return it to you in decent condition. Please let us know how it works out for you.

Take care, Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 01:57 PM

Oh the things that could happen if you found them before the police. Real justice. Hope this has a good ending.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 02:11 PM

Very sad news. Hope your truck survives, and really hope they catch the (explitive/s)........but, more than anything, our system needs to do more than just “smack their hands”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 02:20 PM

Erwin that is awful. Sorry to hear. If you have neighbors you may want to ask if they saw anyone suspicious around. You may be able to get a description that way. A lot of thiefs are repeat criminals and could already have a record.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#9 posted 11-17-2010 02:46 PM

A number of years ago our car was burglarized. It didn’t bother me so much that someone stole something from me it bothered me that they believed it was okay to invade our personal space. The thieves were caught that same night. One of them went back to jail and the other was slapped on the hand an set free. Inside I wanted to get back at them but I had to let go of that emotion, otherwise I would have gone to jail. My personal belief is that the things that I have are loan to me from God. I feel that this belief helps me keep things in perspective. I understand that it is not easy to forgive when someone wrongs you. It’s good that you chose to get it off your chest. I only seek to encourage you as you go through this trial. I do hope that you will get your truck back and that justice will be had. Take care.

-- Doug

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#10 posted 11-17-2010 02:50 PM

Erwin, I understand your anger and frustration. I had a car stolen once when I lived in Boston, and it’s a terrible feeling. I went out and bought the ugliest car I could find to replace it.

Mine was only a car, but a man and his truck….. That’s a beautiful relationship!

Hopefully they won’t trash your truck.

-- John from Hampstead

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#11 posted 11-17-2010 02:50 PM

I’m also very sorry this happened to you.

Especially when it happened in your own yard.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 11-17-2010 03:07 PM

Nothing worse than a thief! Sorry to hear about your stroke of luck there. Hope they find your truck and the looser who took it.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 11-17-2010 03:11 PM

Bummer. I never really understood the feeling you are having until I had it happen to me on a smaller scale. I had a briefcase which had my notebook PC and two accounting texts stolen out of my car in my driveway. I never leave it in the car, but it was one of those times where I was distracted when getting home and broke routine. I got the “what gives you the right” feeling you no doubt feel on a larger scale. I was lucky. Turned out it was a 13 year old and his mom found it and a bunch of cell phones from other cars in his closet. I got a call 10 months later when she found it and found some info in my accounting books. She had her Son arrested as it was not the first time and she didn’t know what else to do. 8 months later, after it was no longer evidence in family court I get it back filled with pornography and malware from movie downloads. Not to mention repurchasing accounting books at around $200 each so I could finish the semester. Hope you get lucky, Stinks.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#14 posted 11-17-2010 03:46 PM

Sorry to hear that, you must feel violated. I hope it comes back soon and in good shape. You might want to put an alarm in it if it comes back.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#15 posted 11-17-2010 04:00 PM

Don’t you wish you could just wrap your hands around their neck(s)! I HATE a thief!! My daughters car was stolen in broad day light from her driveway. That “crap” really pisses me off. Good luck finding it! I hope it is none the less for ware when you do!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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