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Knitting_Guy
12-03-2007, 04:10 PM
I'm so mad I could choke somebody. I wrote about it on my blog so won't re-write the whole thing here. Just venting. grrrrrrr.

http://masonm.joeuser.com/index.asp?AID=169351

stirsmommy
12-03-2007, 04:17 PM
Ugh! I hate when things like this happen. I had my van broken into a few weeks ago. They didn't take anything as I had cleaned it out the day before but all of my papers were dumped out of the glove box. People like that dance on my last nerve. I suggest knitting to feel better.
Melissa

Jan in CA
12-03-2007, 05:45 PM
That really bites! :hair:

vaknitter
12-03-2007, 05:46 PM
I'm so sorry someone slashed your tire - that's really too bad that someone would do that. I've never had anything of mine broken into and I feel like that would be the ultimate invasion of privacy.
You saying you wish you had caught them in the act reminded me of when my father caught a couple of kids trashing our new car. We lived on a military base and there were a couple of boys in the "block" that were not well supervised (they once started a fire in their own home while left home alone). Anyway - One Sat morning my dad caught the 2 boys red handed in the car painting the interior with touch up paint from the glove box and scratches from them tyring to pry the door open. My mom called the base cops and dad's inclination was to teach them both a lesson - as it was he held onto them both very tightly until the cops got there. Would you believe the parents tried to deny it and say the kids were watching cartoons !! HELLO

Knitting_Guy
12-03-2007, 05:55 PM
Would you believe the parents tried to deny it and say the kids were watching cartoons !! HELLO

Yeah that's teaching your kids a good lesson isn't it? The parents should have been jailed or, better yet, publicly flogged.

auburnchick
12-03-2007, 05:59 PM
Sorry about the bike.

:hug:

Silver
12-03-2007, 06:08 PM
Some people just totally suck. I mean, $25 for a new tire that could have been spent on yarn. Blah.

Even though you didn't get the chance to beat him up, just reember that what goes around, comes around, my friend.

stitchwitch
12-03-2007, 06:11 PM
Why can't people leave other people's stuff alone!? I hate thieves and people that vandalize stuff.
This past week a group of thugs came through at 2am and set some of my neighbor's garbage cans on fire. Nice way to wake up, with a fire truck out in front of your house and your neighbor's garbage can engulfed.
I've also had a nice Christmas decoration stolen a few years back in another neighborhood. That really peeved me, we got it back, but the kid's dad brought it back and left it on the side of our house. I think that frosted me more than the actual theft. To think some idiot thought he was doing his kid a favor by hiding him and then didn't even have the decency to ring our bell and give it back to us himself.
Sorry your bike was vandalized, I'm sure you know this already but be on the lookout for more to come. :hug:

hummingbird
12-03-2007, 06:15 PM
That's rotten that people do that kind of stuff!
I wish someone caught whoever stole my old bike out of my parents' garage.

Dangles
12-03-2007, 06:31 PM
Aww, Mason :hug: Sorry, this happened to you. I know you didn't catch them in the act. But karma will seek justice on them for ya.

hainangel2000
12-03-2007, 07:36 PM
haha this reminds me of what a father did to his kids when they were caught stealing and the store got it on camara. He made both his girls stand at a very busy intersection holding a sign stating "I steal things" something along those lines. Punks like the individuals that did that to your bike were only thinking of self for sure and a good bottom kicking prob wouldn't have hurt them lol :) Anyway I am sorry to hear you got punked like that!

ecb
12-03-2007, 07:41 PM
So sorry Dude, I hate when crap like that is done for no reason what so ever.
I once had a tire slashed for parking in a cleaned out spot after a snow storm. I was there for 10-15 min to unload groceries, then moved to my spot. The family that had cleaned out that spot came back HOURS later, and my tire was slashed the next morning. They never denied it, but never claimed credit either, just told me that I wold haveto learn how things are done in Philly (I had lived there for over 15 years)

I am sorry for your bikes delay in getting out for a ride

ecb

mommydearest
12-03-2007, 08:22 PM
That totally sucks!

A couple years ago my dh's car was in the driveway (mine in the garage) and we heard some noise so he turned on the outside light and 2 kids were trying to get in his car on the locked passenger side. Lucky for us it wasn't the drivers side which was unlocked. A fairly new camcorder was sitting on the seat. He chased them down (only one way in/out) and caught one kid. I called the police and took him to jail. The kid was only 15-16 yo.

I've told my kids that if they ever do anything stupid like stealing, drugs, etc. and they are taken to jail they will spend the night(s) and do their community service plus make a public apology to whomever was the victim. Tough Love - has to work better than pretending it didn't happen and will teach a valuable lesson.

Mary

Knitting_Guy
12-03-2007, 08:33 PM
That totally sucks!

A couple years ago my dh's car was in the driveway (mine in the garage) and we heard some noise so he turned on the outside light and 2 kids were trying to get in his car on the locked passenger side. Lucky for us it wasn't the drivers side which was unlocked. A fairly new camcorder was sitting on the seat. He chased them down (only one way in/out) and caught one kid. I called the police and took him to jail. The kid was only 15-16 yo.

I've told my kids that if they ever do anything stupid like stealing, drugs, etc. and they are taken to jail they will spend the night(s) and do their community service plus make a public apology to whomever was the victim. Tough Love - has to work better than pretending it didn't happen and will teach a valuable lesson.

Mary

My mother always told me that if I wound up in jail she wouldn't post bail and I would have to stay there. I personally think that's a good tact to take.

mare-nitt
12-03-2007, 09:21 PM
Sorry to hear about your tire. Something will come back around to who ever did it, and I don't think it will be a good thing, their luck in life just dropped a few more degrees after that deed to you. (and then some people wonder why they never get ahead, go figure)

Spikey
12-03-2007, 09:24 PM
Sorry about your bike. That really sucks. The things some people do...

Years ago, my dad and some friends were wilderness backpacking. Their van was parked at the trailhead, about 10 miles down a dirt road. Some anti-environmental a**hole went to the trouble to drive all the way down there and slash the inside side wall on their tire.

Not all the way through, but just enough so they had a blowout once they hit highway speeds. Fortunately, it was a back one. The mechanic was suspicious because they were new, heavy duty tires, put it on the lift, and found that the front one had been slashed as well. He said they would have lost control, and all might have been killed, if the front one had gone out first.

Stay safe :hug:

Knitting_Guy
12-03-2007, 09:26 PM
Sorry about your bike. That really sucks. The things some people do...

Years ago, my dad and some friends were wilderness backpacking. Their van was parked at the trailhead, about 10 miles down a dirt road. Some anti-environmental a**hole went to the trouble to drive all the way down there and slash the inside side wall on their tire.

Not all the way through, but just enough so they had a blowout once they hit highway speeds. Fortunately, it was a back one. The mechanic was suspicious because they were new, heavy duty tires, put it on the lift, and found that the front one had been slashed as well. He said they would have lost control, and all might have been killed, if the front one had gone out first.

Stay safe :hug:

Real caring type people huh?

People are nuts.

Spikey
12-03-2007, 09:38 PM
Sounds like you could use a laugh. Have you seen this site?
http://icanhascheezburger.com/

Knitting_Guy
12-03-2007, 09:41 PM
Sounds like you could use a laugh. Have you seen this site?
http://icanhascheezburger.com/

:rofl: Thanks

jodstr2
12-03-2007, 09:51 PM
:grrr:
that really sucks. wtf is up with selfish people?!?!
sorry you have to deal with this, Mason.

The.Knitter
12-03-2007, 10:44 PM
That just sucks. So sorry to hear that you had this trouble Mason.

dustinac
12-03-2007, 10:49 PM
:hug:

Songbirdy
12-03-2007, 10:55 PM
I hear you.

I live in a neighbourhood that is close to a not so savoury neighbourhood and I've caught my fair share of kids doing stupid things (standing on the roof of cars in parking lots is one I see very often).

In the past I've said things but... was laughed at.

Now I work at a local school and can name many of these children by name. So I call them out by name. Works like a charm to send them off.

But I am waiting for the day that my house gets trashed.

Either way... steams me something huge. Its my opinion that we need people out there, knowing each other by name, and taking the time to call out bad behaviours. This isn't somebody's problem, its my problem too!

In someways we need to get back to a 'smaller' neighbourhood idea.

Sorry this happened to you!

CountryKitty
12-04-2007, 12:13 AM
Ooooh, man that s-u-x! My Harley stays in the shed at night from now on!

My syympathies on the damage. DH has an old drop-top that he adores--years ago it had a stereo in it worth all of $200...so some low-life slashed the $1100 convertible top to get the radio. We now leave the doors on our vehicles unlocked (and nothing inside to take). Never found out who did it (and I guarantee you that the cops would have needed a spatula to scrape up the pathetic piece of crap after DH finished stomping him into the blacktop.

Makes you want in the worst way to hunt down the dirty dog who dunnit--if only you knew who it was and where to lay hands on him.

Knitting_Guy
12-04-2007, 12:51 AM
Ooooh, man that s-u-x! My Harley stays in the shed at night from now on!

LOL I call my recumbent my Amish Harley.

Makes you want in the worst way to hunt down the dirty dog who dunnit--if only you knew who it was and where to lay hands on him.

Yep.

ritaw
12-04-2007, 03:14 AM
So sorry that you had to go through that. But there are some horrible people in this world who need a bloody good kick up the a***.. :)

KnittingNat
12-04-2007, 06:19 AM
Mason, I'm so sorry! But I think you can look on the bright side - what if the person that did it was armed? Or they were a few of them? At least only 25$ damage... A week ago some s**thead broke (and i mean "broke" as tearing out with everything that's connected) and stole the Angeleyes front lights from our Peugeot 205. Would you believe it? We got them as a gift, but still paid for the shipping about 80$. And there's no way we're buying new now - that's around 300$ on eBay. My DH was also very keen on beating the cr*p out of these thieves. The thing is they the only ones of this kind in town, so if we see someone's car with those lights on, then we'll have some fun :twisted:
Unfortunately, here you can't do anything to a thief. the thieves can even press charges for violence. Absurd! If you call the police and say someone is breaking into your house, they'd say - "catch them yourself".

Knitting_Guy
12-04-2007, 09:56 AM
Unfortunately, here you can't do anything to a thief. the thieves can even press charges for violence. Absurd! If you call the police and say someone is breaking into your house, they'd say - "catch them yourself".

Good grief, that's absurd.

msoebel
12-04-2007, 01:09 PM
This summer, there was a "family" who lived in our apartment complex. I have to use quotation marks because I think it was a mom with her college age (but not college attending) boyfriend and her 15 year old son plus whatever friends needed a place to crash. The police were called at 3 am one morning because they were all drunk and the very drunk 12, 13 and 15 year old kids who were there that night were running around, screaming in the parking lot of the nearby nursing home.
This 15 year old kid never went to school, and we would often find him at night, near our building, smoking and sitting on the grass. At midnight. By himself, or with some older guys.
When they moved in, cars started getting broken into and things started going missing from people's patios.
Then, our van tire was slashed:grrr: , as were the tires of three other cars parked right next to us. We called our apartment complex, and they told us NOT to call the police. We did anyway. The next day, we found our tire flat again. They just unscrewed the cap and let it deflate all night.
Interestingly enough, when the management finally evicted them for not paying their rent, all of the incidents stopped.
I'm sorry you are dealing with idiots. It seems like we all "get" to at some point in our lives.

debinoz
12-04-2007, 01:58 PM
Sorry to hear about your tire.... someone must have taken a short-cut when they were passing out brains.
Our newest trend in crime here is the slashing of those giant Christmas inflateables. It saddens me greatly to see the season of peace and giving marred with violence and vandolism.

lelvsdgs
12-04-2007, 03:07 PM
Wow, vandalism for the sake of vandalism...
I have to say that now that I work in the public sector, I am not surprised by this type of behavior. I have seen the most outrageous behavior working in this job and mostly done for stupid reasons. Any way to beat the system you can imagine, I have seen it. It has changed my view of people and it's hard not to become cynical about them. Sorry you have had to be the victim of this societal trend.:!!!:

SnarfyCat
12-07-2007, 05:54 AM
That sucks, Mason, but don't worry, Im sure they will get their comeuppance. *laughs* Will say a little prayer to hurry things along. :wink: