Post # 1
I’m so upset but mostly sad… someone stole my hammock today :(. I got it on my honeymoon & it was pretty sentimental to DH & I. It was tied in the tree in the middle of my backyard. I’m upset someone went through our yard & took the time to untie the hammock (the rope that held it up was taken as well). I’ve been home so often that it was by chance they weren’t caught, but what if they did it while I was home?
My neighbor said that someone stole their amp they left on their truck last week & they almost always leave it out there. He also said that teenagers wearing backpacks have been knocking on my backdoor. Idk why :(. I’m kinda nervous now. Its not a horrible neighborhood, I mean its not great but its just fine. I’ve left stuff out all the time, but will be more careful in the future.
I want to install security cameras but they’re too expensive :(. The hammock was very faded, idk why someone would take it but they did.
Post # 3
awwww I’m sorry. I would be really sad too. I love sentimental / tied-to-a-memory everyday things like that. [example: I bought wedding shoes I could rewear and if someone took them I would be so upset!] I totally understand. [hugs]
Things like that can happen anywhere..even the best of neighborhoods. Just stay aware of your surroundings!
Sorry again. 🙁 🙁
Post # 4
I’m so sorry 🙁 That sucks, file a police report, you never know. And if enough houses complain, they may start driving down your street more.
Post # 5
I’m sorry! Since there is ann increase of theft in your neighbourhood, maybe you guys can start a block watch program? It won’t bring your hammock back, but maybe you can prevent more crime?
Post # 6
I’m so sorry! People are animals and will steal anything.
I can totally relate. I had a cedar trunk stolen by someone from a storage unit years ago. Inside were a bunch of baby blankets my grandmother had hand sewn for me and other childhood items. They’re all probably lying in a landfill somewhere. =/
Worst part about it is I KNEW who did it, but since I didn’t physically see them pick it up…there was nothing I could do.
I also had my wonderful french bike stolen on Christmas Day a few years ago. It was chained to my porch and everything.
Let the police know of a rise in criminal activity. Also perhaps if it is becoming a large problem a neighborhood watch may be a good program to instigate.
Post # 7
I would be so miffed if someone stole my hammock.
I definitely agree with PP, call the police, file a complaint at the very least. I have to call the cops today and file a complaint about people trespassing–we have fruit trees and apparently people think that my yard is a public park & that they are allowed to rip branches of blossoms off the trees for no good reason other than they think it is pretty.
Is your yard fenced? We’ve been seriously considering a fence for the visual deterrent, if no one can easily see what is there, then maybe they’ll be less likely to venture..? Also, think about motion lights & motion activated sprinklers. They can catch folks by surprise if they don’t know they are there.
Post # 8
That is ridiculous , maybe even a sensor light would deter people?
I personally would wait behind bushes with a gorilla mask and a bat…… but…thats just me 🙂
Post # 9
Yikes that’s no fun!! What if you bought “dummy” security cameras. They look like the real thing and are good at deterring people but are WAY cheaper. Also, do you have a motion sensor light? I find those help too because they go on as soon as someone enters your yard and scares them off.
Post # 10
Our backyard is fenced… it has a gate to the front of our street and a gate to the neighbors behind us’s backyard that leads to one of the main roads which has a bus stop on it….
When we first moved in I had FI put small locks on ALL the gates (and our shed) to keep people from using our backyard as a short cut…
We also NEVER leave anything in our cars (like garage door openers esp!) since we got a newsletter from the city with tips on preventing theft (they had a small rash of incidents)… FI thinks we live in the most safe neighborhood ever, but I personally never leave windows open/unlached, and never leave without locking all the doors (FI is bad about that -grrr)
Sorry about your hammock hun!
Post # 11
Oh no! That is terrible. I agree with calling the police (usually there is a non-emergency line) and asking them to patrol more often.
Post # 12
We do have motion sensor lights, but the ones that would shine on that area went out a few weeks ago & we need to buy new bulbs.
I’m still upset about it, but mostly just very cautious about going outsite at night & what’s visible outside now. I’ve noticed when driving I’ll kinda look around to see if I see it in someone’s yard… idk why I do that. I know, I know, its just a hammock, but its been such amazingly perfect hammock weather it makes it worse. :P.
I have noticed the police patrolling more often, I haven’t called them about the hammock yet either, I wonder if its happening more often around the neighborhood?
Post # 13
That is not cool at all. I’m really sorry some people suck 🙁
Post # 14
WHAT? Who the ‘f’ does something like that? Really.. wow. I’m so sorry.
Post # 15
YOur peace of mind will leave once you realize more items go missing. Installing security cameras is not expensive (well yes because you are putting out $400-$500 on security camera) but divide that by 12 and you will see how much you pay for month.
Trust me those security cameras will be your best friends. we had some install 16 to be exact cost $500 from costco save $200 weekend sale. When people come up to driveway we see them before they get to door but we never tell anyone we have cameras that defeats the purpose.
Get the night vision ones.
I am sorry they stole your hammock, hey my husband and I got on ours and riped it. Yipes.