STOLEN! MBP What can i DO!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DickArmAndHarT, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. DickArmAndHarT macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004
    So last night, I go to sleep at my friends house. After i went to bed, his older sister had some friends over and when I wake up, my brand new MBP is GONE. They know who took it, and they went to his hosue when I was still sleeping. 4:30 in the morning he just denied and denied, and talked them in b/s lies and circles. I dont think im getting this back. Is my computer just..GOne? It has to be under some insurance ?? Something. My friends parents are willing to press charges, or do whatever to help me out, they cant believe a kid was sneaking around there house, while they were sleeping on the 2nd floor.

    Help ...please
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Beat the crap out of him, then escalate to broken bones.

    Sorry to say this, if the dude is a liar -- he won't confess until the blood start flowing.


    If you can get him when he actually is holding the machine, you can claim you beat the crap out of a mugger. At that point, don't stop until he stops moving.
  3. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004

    I second this approach. Cops will do nothing.
  4. thestaton macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    just call the police and tell them. if your friends know he did it and they are willing to press charges its game over. if he happens to break it then your parents renters / home owners insurance will cover it.
  5. DickArmAndHarT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004

    So If i can get his friends to say he took it, you can press charges and insurance will cover it?
  6. DickArmAndHarT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004

    His dad and them, searched his car, and his dad searched his room last night, although that means nothing.

    If you can find it, might it as well be busted.???? If i threw it out the window at least I could have had the video
  7. brikeh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2006
    Im with Sun Baked....beat the **** out of the guy.
  8. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    For some reason, I think that you can call Apple and give them your serial number and then if this guy tries to register it under his name, Apple can call you. Can someone confirm this?
  9. DickArmAndHarT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004
    Kicking is ass is harder than it sounds

    The kids apparently went over there with wood to throw through his windows. and ended up, just yelling for 2 hours. Its much harder to jump at someones throat w/ its 1)not there comp and 2) hes sitting denying the entire thing.

    He was caught in the act tho.

    What about a lie detector.
  10. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    If he was caught in the act, how does he deny it? He has no leg to stand on. Call the cops. no question.
  11. DickArmAndHarT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004
    Well, he was caught w/ an unplugged web cam and was packing it up, while looking around. My friends boyfriend saw him, and when inside to tell him to leave. My friend came in a short while later to see the computer missing.
  12. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Look at the MBP box for the serial number. Find the MBP (by beating the crap outta him:D ), and check the number. Then you can prove it's yours, and throw that punk kids stealin' butt in jail!:D :D muahaha!
  13. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2006
    Over here in the UK you'd have to report the theft to the police anyway in order to get a case number. You would then need to pass this on to any insurance company that you wish to claim from.

    So either way you'll need to report it to the police. They most probably won't do anything other than record the fact that you've reported it stolen but that's what insurance companies here require you to do.

    That is some bad luck though! I hope you get your notebook back in one piece! To think that this can happen at a friend's house!
  14. DickArmAndHarT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004

    Can someone please tell me more about insurance.

    Its not like he was breaking and entering, although nobody was allowed in the house. How does home insurance cover things like this. Im hesitant about going right to the police, because the story i pitch to them, may affect me seeing anything for my computer.

    Data loss is already horrendous, being that I formatted my external backup drive for a film project, (also lost).
  15. smitty330 macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2006
    First of all I have to say I am sorry for your lose, but you will probably get it back. I would be so freakin mad if this happened to me. And what a tool, I hope that that dude is not your friends sisters friend anymore. Seriously, call the cops and if they do nothing I would like throw a brick through his window or cause as much damage equal to what you paid for your MBP if not more. Again I am deeply sorry to hear this, good luck and kick some ass.

  16. brepublican macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2005
    This guy is going straight to hell. No questions asked.
  17. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    Nasty tale if true, but some stuff doesn't add up here:

    1. The guy wasn't supposed to be in the house, but got in anyway without breaking and entering. No locks on the doors?
    2. He was caught in the act but they apparently just let him walk out with the webcam and computer.
    3. They yelled outside the guy's house for 2hrs at 4.30AM but his parents didn't wake up or do anything.
    4. A $2000+ theft and no-one's calling the cops.
    4. The OP has no MBP in his sig.

  18. JBot macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    Because that will get his computer back?
    Seriously, i would let the parents press charges, as its considered theft from there house. Threaten him alot, thats key, hopeing he just gives up after enough harrassment.
    Dont break his window, try to hurt him, or anything, because first of all you wont have much of a case against him, and second, you arent 100% positive it was him, than you would have 2 dfferent cases to deal with.

    That or learn to sleep with your computer. It keeps me warm in the long winter nights.

    It was a party, easy to get in.
    Just caught with the webcam unplugged if i understand correctly.
    Parents dont sound that involved with the kid if he can successfully steal a laptop and hide it from them.
    Not everyone puts there computers in their sig? I have 4 comps (1 mac) and i dont flaunt them.
  19. skipsandwichdx macrumors regular

    May 23, 2006
  20. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    i sure hope you've called the police by now. if he was seen taking the webcam that leads to at least proof that he was stealing something.

    i wouldn't even think about insurance right now. call the police. and, call the guys parents too, right after you get off the phone with the police. they will undoubtedly freak on the kid who may fess up then too. explain to the parents that he was caught trying to take a webcam...

    good luck.

    beating the crap out of him may feel good, but won't get you anywhere in the long run. i know that sounds so old school, but it's true.

    focus on getting it back.

    keep us posted.
  21. DickArmAndHarT thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004
    Alright, i just woke up to this, so im stil trying to pull it together.

    1) There was a bunch of people yet nobody when i fell asleep around 10:30. Sometime after that, people showed up to the back yard. and my friends sister Trisha set up beer pong. The house was off limits because Trishas rents were sleeping, so the only reason to go inside was to use the bathroom. A friend of Trisha, who was sleeping over, was the only one inside and he was watch a baseball game i believe. He left, and a lil while later, Trishas boyfriend sees this kid, wrapping up a web cam, which he said he picked up off the floor. It was plugged into the back of the tower earlier this day.

    2) The kid parked outside the house, moving his car from a far parking lot, he then put the computer in his car and bounced, but everyone was in the back, he used the front door. After putting the computer in, he came back inside, banign out the front door, because it automatically locks. Trisha let him in and told him to go around the back. (its a friend of trishas friend. not someone she knows at all)

    3) Yes, i have a 2000+$ theft but I just found out about it an hour ago, no one heres even up yet although I keep trying because i got to get to a station.

    *once i get to the station what do i tell them. If i tell them there was people drinking outside, does that make my claim invalid. I mean i wasnt drinking, just sleeping and playing video games. Ill tell them he snuck in the house where he wasnt suppose to be and stole my computer.?? Does insurance cover that ****

    4) The MBP is not in my sig because, I havent been on macrumors since i got it. A few times. Like the other day, i put a shout out for MBP ram.
  22. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    Yeah, for something that expensive, even though there might not be much they can do, the cops might at least talk to the kid and scare him. Plus you might as well get it on record.

    Then I would spend the rest of my life getting revenge on the bastard.
  23. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
  24. skipsandwichdx macrumors regular

    May 23, 2006
    The police probably won't do anything about the beer if they found out, but is there any reason to be that specific? Just say they were hanging out outside, or wherever the beer pong was.
  25. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    i wouldn't worry too much about the party and ppl drinking. just tell the cops you have people hanging out..that's all. you don't have to tell them what you were doing.

    i would call that kids parents right now..who cares if you wake them...the more time he has, means the more time he sells/hides it or gives it away.

    get on the horse now bud. good luck. in fact, i'd be at their door right now.

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