(Closed) Important Safety Tip!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Ahhhhh!! I am really careful about always locking my car. It even has an alarm. I am also careful about locking up the house. You just never know.

Post # 4
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

UGH… I HATE it when I’m at the mall and I see bags in someone’s backseat!  I always feel like leaving a note


I could have stolen your stuff… please be more careful next time!


Not A Douchebag, but can think like one.

Post # 5
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

unfortunately even locking doesnt always help. my fi puthis laptop under the seat of his truck a d they smashed his windows. nothing in plain sight,so no idea if they were just breaking in in the offchance or they somehow saw him do it, its the one big drawvack of trucks -no trunk/boot to store things in!

Post # 6
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MissNoodles:  LOL! You should. It would be funny and helpful at the same time.

Post # 7
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used to work at a call center that took claims for auto glass repair.  This time of year was so depressing.  It’s just amazing how many people’s cars got broken in to while they were out in plain daylight!  Don’t leave valuables in the car!!!

Post # 8
1222 posts
Bumble bee

And (even though this has less to do with the car thing) consider using a cross-body purse. They’re much harder for theives to grab and take off with.

Post # 9
1425 posts
Bumble bee

@MissNoodles:  I can think of a certain mall on the west side of town where I ALWAYS see those type of offenders.  I remember the year they had so many break-ins security cars were put out in full force.

Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013


We live in a fairly safe city. The most frequent crime we get here is shoplifting. I STILL lock my car doors and don’t leave anything in there. IF something is in there, it goes in the hatch with the cover over it. I had to break my Fiance of his awful habit of leaving his wallet in his car, in the little space under his CD player (I also had to break him of carrying his Social Security card around!). 

FI’s aunt and uncle live in a small resort town in million dollar house and they NEVER lock their doors. They can go on a week’s vacation and leave their house totally open. They don’t even take house keys with them (or know where they are most of the time). Future Sister-In-Law actually locked them out of their house because she’s a chronic door locker, lol. But all of the houses on that side of the lake are always open and people borrow stuff from them all the time, which is a little weird. Half of our Thanksgiving dinner up there was cooked in the house next door.

Post # 11
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Nona99:  I don’t get why people still do this! I’d NEVER leave my purse in my car. I never leave my purse unattended… period.

If I must leave shopping in the car, I make sure it’s out of sight.

Post # 12
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ForeverBirds:  I totally do that when I travel. I bought a cross-body exactly for that purpose!

Post # 13
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Totally not trying to offend, but….shouldn’t this be common sense? 

Post # 15
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would be careful leaving your purse in your car in general.  I was talking to a man last weekend who said that his wife left her purse under the seat out of sight but someone still broke in and stole it.  They must have seen her leave the car without a purse.

Post # 16
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To build on the original:

1. Disconnect the cable that allows your trunk to be opened from the cabin of the car. That way if you do get a break in, it is harder and takes longer for thieves  to get into the trunk.

2. Do not make trips to your car to leave packages in the car or the trunk. Thieves stake out the parking lot and break into your car after you leave. If you have lots of shopping  to do, hopefully your mall has a parcel check where you can safely store bags while you continiue to shop.

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