Post # 16
Ugh that is just the worst feeling! My apartment was broken into a while ago, they stole some of my nice jewelry and my FI’s class ring (along the same lines as the sentimental value of the bike, it was from a military school). We filed a police report, an officer came out, but we never found any of the stuff.
People just suck sometimes.
Post # 17
theatrejulia: OMG I would be absolutely paranoid about leaving them alone, even in the house!!! I already refuse to leave ours in the backyard even if we are only going to be gone a half hour.
OP- I’m so sorry. I can only imagine how you are feeling.
Post # 18
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
AwkwardCoconut: ugh! people really suck. I’m not sure why some people have the nerve to just go and take what’s not theirs.
I haven’t had my house broken into. But i have had my car broken into. that feeling of knowing a stranger looked through and took my things was absolutely terrible. I got in my car and noticed my middle console was open and the stuff was obviously gone through. I leave my house when it’s still dark out in the morning so I immediately felt very panicked and left as fast as I could. I got broken into one more time after that and can you believe that they took my charging cables for my phone and the aux cable I use to play music?! like who even does that?! there was literally nothing else of value in the car so they took my phone charger and an aux cable. Both were not even close to like new condition. Even if they were, like wtf?! phone cables? really?!
Post # 19
Thank you everyone for the kind words. I drove around for 2 hours today going to all the pawn shops in the area. Nothing. The bike is probably lost ever. I just got an email saying the police report was just validated, whatever that means. Nobody called or anything. I’m calling my insurance company today.
Post # 20
In addition to watching the pawn shops, make sure you’re watching craigslist and the area buy/sell/trade websites. I’ve heard of people being able to track down their stuff (including expensive triathalon bikes!) that way. I’m definitely paranoid about having things stolen beacuse it just happens so often. I’m so sorry this happened to you!
Post # 21
AwkwardCoconut: What about things like craigslist? I don’t know if police would do anything if you saw it listed for sale online, though.
It makes me so angry that people do stuff like that, it’s even worse that they often get away with it.
Years ago, there was a large fire the street over from ours, people kind of stopped what they were doing and ran over to see if they could do anything/support the family as they watched their house burn. While everyone was distracted with the fire some assholes decided to help themselves to other people’s things, they broke into our garage and stole my dad’s golf clubs and my grandfather’s tackle box. The golf clubs were not a huge deal, annoying to my dad of course but totally replacable. My grandfathers tackle box however held huge amouts of sentimental value, he had already been gone about 15 years at that time, he was a dirt poor immigrant who owned very few material possessions, so this box was a big deal. It makes my blood boil to this day thinking about it.
Also, before I had kids we lived in a basement suite so our windows were easily accessible. Someone punched through the kitchen window screen and stole a half bottle of vermouth and a bottle of grenadine. I guess somone really wanted a cocktail?
Post # 22
AwkwardCoconut: So sorry that you had that happen! At our last house, my husband and I had the same person try to break in to our three separate times in the middle of the night – around 1 am each time. We knew it was the same person because we were alerted to them by hearing voices outside our window. The house next door was vacant so when we heard voices we knew it was strange. It turns out the guy had a police scanner, so he never was caught – he’d split when he heard the call, but it was incredible creepy. The first time we were hearing the voices and didn’t know what it was, my husband went to the bedroom window and opened the blinds, the guy was about 3 feet away just staring back at him. The second time it happened I called our friends that lived across the street and while they were on the phone with me they were telling me they saw him in the bushes next to our house, creeping around the back, etc. The third time it happened we heard banging on the bedroom window in addition to the voices. The cops came and searched the back yard and found nothing, but then they were all talking in a group and I saw the guy walk out of our backyard, behind the cops and just take off running.
It’s the most terrifying thing ever. No one should have to feel unsafe in their own home – I know we would just sit up at night not sleeping after each incident. Just remember the bike is just a bike, it’s all just stuff. It sucks, but you’re safe and my fingers are crossed they don’t come back!
Post # 23
Rafissch: Great idea, thank you.
mrsmay07: Ugh, the tackle box, that is heart breaking. My grandmother gave me a ring. It’s onyx and sapphire, not expensive but very sentimental. I’m so worried about a break in that I think I’m going to get a safe deposit box now.
carolinabelle: Wow, that had to be so scary and frustrating. Makes you wonder how many other people he did that to. I would like to think that Karma would eventually get these types of people.