So.. I think someone broke into my car...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ayeying, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    This morning I go out to check how full my gas tank is and I noticed my driver side door isn't closed all the way. I start getting a little nervous that someone broke into my car... I enter the car, I find my CD case opened but no CDs are missing and that's it. No other signs of stuff being taken at first glance.

    I've checked out the car completely and found 2 things missing. A $0.99 cent sunglasses that my mom wears whenever she's in my car and a $10 dollar 400Watt power inverter I got 3 years ago that overheats after an hour of usage.

    The thieves were nice enough to actually close the glove box after they took the stuff...

    The thing I'm confused about is, I had my Wheel Lock in the trunk of the car. I had $30 bucks worth of picture frames that I still haven't returned yet in the trunk. I had a $20 bill in the "change" compartment along with almost 20 bucks worth of quarters/dimes/nickles/pennies. My instructions manual with the Radio Code is in the car. A $50 buck worth iPhone Car Charger is still there, plugged in, in plain view. My $300 dollar school parking permit is there... basically, there's stuff much more valuable in the car that are small and portable but not taken.

    Honestly, I'm completely confused. Are thieves these days extremely stupid now or something? If the worst happened, I would be getting a new car since my insurance gives full coverage on thefts. But only $10 bucks worth of stuff missing, I'm not even reporting this cause it's not worth it. There's no broken windows or any damage of a break-in into the car, which makes me wonder if I accidentally forget to lock the car or not, but still... seriously? $.99 cent woman's glasses..
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Did you give any consideration to the fact that someone saw them and they left in a rush? Perhaps they weren't done but something spooked them and they took off.
     
  3. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    I took that into consideration.

    But they closed all the doors (except the drivers side door) and there was no sign of searching for anything in the car. If they would've left in a hurry, I highly doubt they would close the glovebox compartment door and quietly close the drivers side door...
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    But it was not closed. Consider this and maybe just move on before you drive yourself nuts. They got in, started going into the glove box, looked up and saw a police car (just a theory). Before the car got to them they opted to casually get out of the car and walk away.
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    It's a stalker/jealous ex checking on you.

    Why are you trying to apply logic here? Perhaps it was someone who really needed to plug an AC device into a car DC jack on a sunny day. Count your blessing you weren't cleaned out.
     
  6. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    You find out how bad your taste in music is, when someone breaks into your car and doesn't take any of your cds.

    I wouldn't lose much sleep over it, but I would be concerned with remembering to lock my car every time I get out of it.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    First off was your car lock.
    2nd off could one of your family members of gotten in there to get those items.
     
  8. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    If your car wasn't locked it wasn't broken into, it was left open. It sounds to me like you were the victim of a late night drunken visitor, not an actual thief.
     
  9. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    ?

    Where do you live?

    You could also be over-estimating thieves intelligence... The guy/gal probably saw the inverter, thought "oh snap sweet gadget" and swiped it. Then they wanted some dope shades for a cool getaway!
     
  10. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    Stalker, maybe. Jealous ex... I dunno if that counts since they broke up with me haha. Cause I'd kinda figured logic runs the universe and ppl would have some logic... no matter how remote?

    There has been several actual break-ins here in the past... but they only target my neighbor's van because he keeps valuable electrical equipment in there. I'm just your simple average rice rocket thats not even modded lol

    I asked both of my parents, they said they didn't go into my car. I have all the keys including the valet key stored away in a safe in my room that only I know the combo to. My car keys are also next to my wallet last night, in my room.

    Sweet gadget and girl shades. Nice...

    I'm not gonna lose any sleep over this but I'm just really confused on how stupid people can be? I mean, honestly, who steals something thats worth less then a lunch at the cheesecake factory...
     
  11. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You've clearly not had a lot of interaction with other people.:D
     
  12. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    depending on where you live it may have just been a homeless person that needed a place to sleep and found your car unlocked. Although it's weird that they'd take the inverter. I'd say drunk person is more likely.
     

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