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Dec. 2nd, 2008

04:29 pm - GADDAMMIT

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My car got broken into. They stole my big black shoulder bag. The dude was probably cruising, looking for holiday shoppers, and/or thought I had a laptop in there. Joke's on him; no laptop. But let's see, what was in it, that is now most likely gone forever?...

My camera (the most monetarily valuable thing in there, and what really pisses me off is that I hadn't yet copied my photos from MFF off it; not that I took all that many, but I took some cool photos of a worker putting up new signs on a highway service info sign)

My phone (replaceable, but now I'll have to get all those numbers again)

My pencil bag (replaceable, but it was a nice leatherette bag that I really liked)

My sketchbook (that cool one with the transparent green cover; fortunately, there wasn't much in it because I'd recently refilled it, and all the important artwork in it, including the cartoons I drew with Babs, have already been scanned... but I had all my notes for MFF in there. If I want to draw a diary for it, I'll have to reconstruct my notes from memory)

My calculator (I have others)

My checkbooks (the relevant banks have been contacted and informed)

My pill case (plus four days' worth of pills; fortunately I have more here at home)

My jacket and hat (I liked that hat; Mom knitted it)
One of my towels
A pair of reading glasses
An umbrella
My Swiss Army knife (all replaceable)

My desire to see Bolt today (I'll see it sometime after getting the window fixed)




I was about to go to the movies, but first I pulled into a strip mall to go to the bathroom and get a bag from Quizno's. I parked in front of Collina's (an Italian restaurant), went into Quizno's and used the bathroom. I was going to buy some chips and ask for a bag, when I realized I'd left my wallet in the car. I went outside and saw my right rear window smashed in, and a waiter came out of Collina's and told me he'd witnessed the incident, gotten the thief's license plate number and a brief description of the vehicle, and called the cops. I sat there waiting for the cops to arrive (getting cold without my jacket) and called Mom using the waiter's phone. After a while a police car showed up; the waiter talked to the cop, then I talked to him. After giving him a lot of information about the bag and its contents, and getting a case number and phone number from him, I left, and drove to the bank to tell them about the stolen checks. Then I drove home.



Fucking asshole thieves.

Current Mood: angryangry

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From:yippee
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Ack, I'm sorry to hear. Bunch of savages out there these days.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
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Especially during Christmas season, apparently. The guy probably thought I had gifts, or a laptop. This season brings out the worst in people. Maybe the best in some cases, but also the worst.
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From:neuracnu
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
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That's awful! Were the police able to take prints? when my apartment got burglarized the police weren't particularly interested until they found out that my checkbook had checks missing. I guess that makes a difference...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
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The cop told me there most likely wouldn't be any prints to take; no way to tell whether he opened the door, and anyway I touched the door handle to get my wallet out. (That was weird; I had accidentally left my wallet in the car, but the guy didn't even touch it. So luckily I still have my credit cards, driver's license and cash.)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
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But the waiter at Collina's, where I parked, did get the license number of the vehicle.
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From:neuracnu
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's pretty huge. You might not recover much, but there is definite potential for satisfaction.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 2nd, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
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The two main things in the bag that are truly irreplaceable are my sketchbook and camera. Well, to be precise, the memory card in my camera.
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From:chipuni
Date:December 3rd, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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That's great news!

I hope that the cops find the perp.
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From:xakko
Date:December 3rd, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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that really sucks - hopefully the waiter's information catches the asshole and he gets the book thrown at him (but more hopefully that you can recover your stuff)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 3rd, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
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That'd be nice! I'm not expecting to get anything back, though.
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From:klepsydra
Date:December 3rd, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
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Damn and blast! I hope the thief gets frostbite and his extremities fall off.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 3rd, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
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I hope Teleia jumps off the pages of my sketchbook, bites the guy, slaps him around with her penis a few times, then ties him up in it and delivers him to the cops and brings me my bag back.

Hmm, maybe I'll draw that in my replacement sketchbook.
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From:babsbunny
Date:December 3rd, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
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How awful!!! :( I hope they catch the guy!

Edited at 2008-12-03 03:17 am (UTC)
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:December 3rd, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
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One time, many years ago (back when cassette tapes were the norm of listening to audio) my parents' car was broken into in much the same manner at Christmastime (when it was parked in their driveway), the only thing the thief took, and there was much more tempting targets in there, was a bag of Christmas cassettes (most weren't even bought tapes, just recorded herself.)

Christmas definitely brings out the weird thieves.

Keep us posted
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From:colley
Date:December 3rd, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
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Hope they catch the dude, KT. Having been victim of something like that back in '03, I know how much a pain it can be. :/
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 3rd, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
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Thanks.

BTW, I liked your Doctor costume at MFF!
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From:colley
Date:December 3rd, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, sir!
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From:kagur
Date:December 3rd, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)

That sucks

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Very sorry to hear. I hope you get your stuff back and/or the thief gets caught!
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From:baphnedia
Date:December 3rd, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
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Wow... ouch! Also, depending on your medication, it could involve the drug-enforcement folks to help find your shoulder bag. Just hoping you get your stuff back.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 3rd, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
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I take Azor for blood pressure and Tricor for cholesterol. I only lost 4 pills of each (plus some vitamins). And I don't know of any illegal drugs that can be made from them.
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From:nefaria
Date:December 3rd, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Tricor + Vitamin E + Vitamin I makes ricotire, an illegal variant of nicotine where the legs of the n's are cut off to enhance the effect.
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From:trudyscousin
Date:December 3rd, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
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My car was once stolen, so I definitely feel your pain.

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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 3rd, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
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I think I remember you talking about that on IRC.
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From:firehopper
Date:December 3rd, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
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I hope they catch the thieves.
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From:nefaria
Date:December 3rd, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Stupid thieves. :( I hope the police track them down and you get your stuff back, especially the unreplaceable stuff.
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From:palabrajot
Date:December 3rd, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
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SUCKS.

And not even in a happy way.

Good going on that waiter's part, at least. Maybe you should get him a gift. ^.^
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From:gedrean
Date:December 14th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
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The thief needs his car smashed by a truck while he's not in it. That way when he reports insurance he gets caught.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 14th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
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Assuming it wasn't a stolen vehicle that's been ditched by now.
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