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LKnight598

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:59:21 AM

It's happened to me 2 twice in the 36 years I've live in my neighborhood. Didn't have an alarm system in either of the vehicles!
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 7:16:24 AM

No! (knock on wood)
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 12:15:30 AM

no
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 11:48:58 PM

no
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 4:25:32 PM

No
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 9:30:41 AM

No
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dakine
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 9:12:34 AM

Yes
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 9:14:41 AM

No
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 9:00:31 AM

Back when I was 17 I had my car broken into in my driveway. I feel as though I know who did it, but, could never prove it, and it's about 30 years after the fact now.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 6:40:49 AM

Not yet, but I keep my car and truck in the garage locked up.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 6:25:13 AM

Never......
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 5:57:09 AM

No.
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Timberline
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 5:42:16 AM

Yes, back in the mid-'90s. I had an '89 Probe GT that was normally parked in our one car garage, but for a reason I no longer remember, my wife's car was in the garage that night. I went out at my usual 0500 to get the paper and noticed the interior light was on and then found the driver's side door open.

I noticed bits of plastic on the floor mat which was the result of trying to pry out the ignition lock. I suspect this may have been in progress when I turned the front porch light on and whomever split.

Also this was still back in the days before cell phones were surgically attached to the human body. I had one, in a drawer under the passenger seat, which I used as an emergency phone. It was gone, but they didn't take the spare battery pack.
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csh7586
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 6:13:51 PM

yes. lost a gps unit.
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wifewantedagt
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 10:18:36 PM

yes, they busted my side glass. they stole a 3 cell mag lite.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 1:24:07 PM

No. However, had my car broken into in daylight while I was working in the office on a Saturday. Always suspected someone the cleaning crew in the office was watching me while another broke into my car.
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metalhat73
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 1:00:40 PM

No. Never park in driveway. Only park in Garage.
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Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 12:04:30 PM

No
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:57:16 AM

No
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fkkf92
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:47:11 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:45:46 AM

No.........
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 9:44:44 AM

Yes, Garmin was taken.

A year later I tracked 2 kids in their 20's working our neighborhood at 2AM getting into unlocked cars. After the Police took them away I walked the neighborhood and found a dozen homes I had to leave a note for so that they would know that they had their car broken into (and didn't leave the door open on their own).
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 7:33:05 PM

Yes, three days after we moved in to the neighborhood, some punks decided they wanted the stereo out of my truck. Poof.
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 7:20:31 PM

Yes
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Disnydad
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 6:39:05 PM

No
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LuckyD43
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 10:41:08 AM

No, but I've actually had a car STOLEN from my own driveway.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 10:21:58 AM

Dead battery and a flat tire. Not at the same time.
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jes
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 5:56:42 PM

No
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 8:29:12 AM

Had my HOOD stolen one time many years ago. Cold action!
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fatfed
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 8:21:41 AM

no
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 8:21:08 AM

Yes 2 years ago. My kid left his laptop in the front seat of the car.
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ReddevilNO
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:19:09 PM

No, and I sure hope it never happens.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:54:23 PM

No
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Millers37
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:17:11 AM

No
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fatfed
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:39:36 AM

yes
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:34:29 AM

No because it is only parked in my drive when I am awake during the day and at night it is locked in my garage.
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 3:41:50 PM

No
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CobraJ
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 1:46:16 PM

No.
My cars are always clean inside and I never leave anything of value (i.e. radar detector, portable nav, etc, etc.) that can be easily seen.
If they want the car, they can have it. My insurance will replace it.
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 11:42:21 AM

Hello LKnight598. Yes is a simple answer to your question, but the circumstance are anything but simple. When I lived in Chicago and my children were small, I had my Dodge B250 RAM Van and RV attached for a 4:00 AM trip to Virginia parked in the driveway. At 12:30 AM, I finished packing the van and hesitated putting in a 13" TV/VCR combo for my two children. At 4:00 AM, I came out and found the driver's vent window smashed and the TV stolen. They failed to find the remote, so the VCR portion would not be operational. I had to drive to Virginia with cardboard in the window through a heavy steady rain. I called ahead to a glass shop where I used to go (I lived in VA). The damage to the door, wiring and apeaker was $836 for a $129 television!

Upon returning home, I found six other neighbors were victims that night. It was a professional hit team. They worked swiftly and quietly entering each vehicle in a different manner. In mine, they broke the vent window, others had "Slim Jims" and one vehicle was unlocked. We never had problems before or after, but seven people were greatly inconvenienced. My children cried as they had no videos to watch :-(.

I did learn an important lesson, never buy a house with a garage on the end. You cannot see the driveway! Take care :-) . MGY
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 10:09:16 AM

Dead Battery and a flat tire. Both in my garage.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 8:20:55 AM

nope.
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 5:39:45 AM

No.
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jes
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 5:07:48 AM

no
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:39:53 PM

It happened once for sure, not too long after they opened the casino a few miles down the road.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:06:10 PM

I had that happen couple years ago. Did not get much, but still not right.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:12:22 PM

not in my driveway, but I have had it broken into.
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:25:28 PM

No
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gassiedawgs
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:15:49 PM

Living in the 'country'...my impatient husband yelled at our dogs for barking at the front window. Later his face was real red when he realized they were trying to tell us that someone was rummaging thru my truck and took a number of items. I never locked my truck up while it was in the driveway...not even after that. I figured if the person who stole that stuff was that desperate, they needed the stuff more than I did. Probably only amounted to $75 in loss!
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 6:42:02 PM

One time at work,an attempt to steal a new truck battery,cables got cut,but I had triple nutted the hold-down clamps and rounded off the hexnuts.

The lower part of the battery box had a band iron bracket altered to hold the rod clamp ends,thief simply didn't have enough tools packing along to be successful. The cost of new cable ends was the remedy,along with a DIY hood lock fabricated for round two.

The turd got caught a month later,played out his luck"battery greedy"Shame!
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 6:09:23 PM

no
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 4:48:22 PM

Yes
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:37:11 PM

No
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