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SteveRetherford
i go do a fish tank cleaning job at my dentists office , its salt water tank .... i get done and go back to my car and notice my man purse is GONE , my wallet , cellphone , gerber knife , leatherman , 200 dollars cash . all sorts of stuff just gone ........now i leave the back hatch open on the car as i carry the 5 gallon bottles inside n dump em and go get another bottle and so on .............so someone was inside the car .......i call the police , that tell me to hang tight ,,,,,, i canceled my debit card ........ being the impatient type i go looking all around the parking lot , nothing , so i walk across the street and peek over this little 4 foot block wall , low and behold i see a guy smoking a crack pipe with a bunch of my stuff laying all around him ...... i yell out im gona kick your azz and jump the fence ....... never smelled a human that stinky before , he was gross filthy like you have never seen , smelled like barf  .... he claimed all that stuff was there when he got there .., ya right ......... all my good stuff was already gone , like the phone n cash . so i grabbed his back pack and we had a little tussle ... i said you can have it back after the cops get here ...... he took off running , so i called 911 this time and told em i caught the guy but that he ran ...........im giving a report to the officer like a description ect and the cop says is that the guy ? i say yes , he came back to the location ..... they cuffed him and questioned him , he was out of his gourd on drugs ..... into the back seat he went ........... long story short , no one saw him go in the car so all the could charge him with was possession of stolen property ..... i got my house keys back , drivers license , credit cards , atm card , social security card a lot of the stuff that would be a pain to replace i got back ......just nothing of monetary value  ...... took me like an extra 5 hours before i got to go home ..... lesson earned , cant even leave your hatch open for a few minutes in today's world ....... most people couldn't even believe i got some of my stuff back ,,,,,, the cops scolded me for confronting him ........a nearby neighbor walked  out to talk to the cops , she said she sees him and a few other everyday in the same location doing drug deals right there ...... its a known bad location with lots of burglaries ect ...........  not my average day ........ frig !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Mister Wilson
That really blows Steve.  One of the reasons I left SoCal, house was robbed three times, truck was broken into and lost all contents, same truck had the windows shot out, car was vandalized by having the windows broken out, apartment robbed before all that.  Had enough and left 22 years ago.  Glad you got some of the stuff back, but lost a little faith and trust in people.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
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Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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BSAGuy
That's a real bummer of a way to spend 5 hours.  Sorry to hear it and worst thing is no real consequences, I'm sure for the perp.
- Courtenay
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RonMack
When I was a cop, I would have charged him with the theft do to the time frame and close proximity to the crime. The DA would probably have reduced it to possession of stolen property because they know an addict will take a plea to get out. I was lucky. My training officer once told me that common sense, compassion and a sense of humor is required to do the job. In todays climate I sometimes feel lucky to be retired.

Steve,
I'm glad your okay. Drug addicts are very unpredictable. It is actually a good thing that he was high when you confronted him. If they are hurting and need a fix, they can fight like tigers not to be detained.  
Ron    ICCC # 1770

Forget the map and the GPS. "I know where we are!!!!

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macwacs
How did you make the 911 calls if your cell phone was gone? do you carry more than one?
What about the Gerber knife & Leatherman, did you get them back?
 Too bad he didn't accidently cut himself on the knife.
 RMW
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SteveRetherford
i didnt get any of those items back , i used my dentists cell phone , he let me barrow it due to the circumstances . i have been taking care of this salt water fish tank for over 20 years so were on very good friendly terms ..... i dialed my cell number and walked around trying to hear my phone ring to no avail . its a mystery how all the good stuff was gone so fast , but seeing him smoking that pipe i think he had already made some kind of trade . maybe he had a partner , i just dont know .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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macwacs
I would go back and call your cell while walking around looking for some place close by that he may have stashed the stuff. Bushes dumpsters etc. Did not want to be caught with anything that could be a weapon or tied directly to you the owner.
 RMW
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Guff
Wow, Steve. That was a bad experience.
Glad you recovered most of your stolen items.
Yes, I know it's hard not to act on impulse and take action yourself, but you were lucky the druggie didn't stab you with an knife, or worse. Be careful, mate. we need you around, and so does Patty.

Keith
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Chucker
Good to hear you didn't get hurt Steve. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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1hpycmpr
That’s just crazy, Steve.  Yes, glad to hear that you are ok and you were able to get some of your stuff back.  Nothing like having to jump a wall to inflict a little azz-kickin’ to get your adrenaline pumping!
Mark
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mnhogrider
What a shame that you can hardly turn your back anymore without something getting stolen.
Glad to hear that you got home safe with most of your stuff.
Steve
ICCC Member #1396 
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SteveRetherford
my adrenaline still seems to be pumping , cant seem to calm down , its still feels hectic inside of me even thou i know its over n done with ..so i just cracked a beer ..... my worst fear was that they/he had my second set of keys , keys to the other car along with the alarm thingy , keys to the front door of the house  and my address was on my drivers license ..... i was thinking i was gona have to change all the locks , but those things i got back :-)  i got my bank card back but i had already canceled it LOL .... i knew id a hurt him if i let go of my "control of the situation "  or if he swung at me . im not the violent type , really . but when you see someone else with your stuff , my blood started to boil a bit .......  thanks for letting me vent off some steam here !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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hikerduane
Glad you got most of your stuff back.  
I beat the cops to the C-store I managed when it got hit again, officer said I should have waited.  Bull.  Tired of getting woke at 2AM and driving to town and cleaning up glass and boarding up the door.  Neighbor kids caught finally.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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ironman
A term "Shoot, shovel and shut up" was mentioned by an ex Premier of Alberta, can't remember as to what he was referring to.😉
Darrel
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atomicbee
Hi Steve, So glad your ok and that Crack head was not armed with a gun! I can relate to that pumped up feeling all to well, I lived that life in NYC for years and was always on my guard and still am after 30 years in CA (jumped and robbed twice, stabbed once and 2 cars stolen with all my stuff in broad daylight) I always have my Gerber on my side because of those violent memory's. Time will fade this crazy encounter but I know it will never be the same just don"t lose faith in others because these lost souls don"t even know the impact of there actions.... very sad PlUS going to jail for murder really sucks and this world needs good people like yourself!! Here another beer for me!
 Bally Coleman Bill
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scl
glad you got some of your belongings back. i hate criminals a druggies. i had started leaving my windows down in my car due to the good weather as i went into  places for just a minute or so but will now stop that practice. why cant people be nice and help each other instead of being mean and hurting each other, the world would work so much better.
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offrink
Glad you weren’t hurt. Possessions are just that, things. If you had/have an iPhone you can use the find my phone app. As long as it’s on it will take you to the exact location.  

Hopefully the guy gets some help too. 
Ben
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smarti
I lock my vehicle every time I get out of it, even if it remains in my vision. Small effort to prevent something like this from happening, especially when you know you are in a bad area. I do it in my driveway and I live at the end of a private road. I trust nobody.
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Rubing
I’m glad to hear that you are alright Steve! So many could’ve, would’ve, should’ves are applicable here so I’ll just leave it at that. 
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gpaguy
That guy probably won't be put away long enough and be back on the streets in no time and doing the same things. Glad your OK Steve.


John
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ZRE2009
I feel the same way John does I'm sure he will back right back at it after he spends his time in the round bar motel, to him thats probably just a free stay and meals. 
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Gand28
I would have loves to see the scene of Steve jumping the fence and the crackhead’s face when Santa tells him he’s going to open a can of whoopazz on him!

It sucks Steve, but glad you are ok and got some of your stuff back. Does your murse have a strap?  Maybe you should wear it so you don’t leave it in the car?
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
ICCC Member #1273
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Bill
Just glad to hear you’re OK, Steve.
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
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Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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Mike
Glad you're OK, Steve. Gotta say I'm glad I live where I live after hearing about your ordeal.

Mike.
My best gal is a Coleman outing pal!
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Murff
Glad it all (for the most part) came out ok, Steve.

I worked for the Seattle newspapers for 36 years delivering newspaper vending machines and collecting them, usually in the middle of the night. After a fellow driver had the bag of coins stolen from his company truck, I learned to always lock my vehicles, no matter how short a time I was away from it.

Some drivers would leave their trucks running when they made a retail delivery. Sometimes their truck was gone after they made the delivery. 

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
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CaptainFantastic
Steve, real happy to hear you are OK and that you managed to get most of that stuff back. I would not really want to confront someone totally in outer space like that, you just never know what they might do. Again, real glad you're OK!
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thewoodswatchman
Dang it Steve, I'm sorry this happened to you. Something similar happened to me years ago. Long long story but yeah it sucks. I'm glad your ok though. It's almost impossible to stop a thief. My dad always said. If they want something bad enough they'll find a way to steal it. No matter what. So don't kick yourself to much. They are just low lifes looking for the very next opportunity to steal. Especially a CRACK HEAD! They will rob their own Grandmother. Then try and sell her....idiots!
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Smudge
Important thing is you're ok. I wonder how long it took the cops to get the barf odor out of their car. Yet another reason to appreciate what law enforcement does for us.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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NYGfan
ZRE2009 wrote:
I feel the same way John does I'm sure he will back right back at it after he spends his time in the round bar motel, to him thats probably just a free stay and meals. 

this is California he was probably already out and on the streets in a hr. And he won’t do any time.
sorry this happened to you Steve. Glad your ok!
Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
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Banjoman
Glad ur aok Steve well not aok but ok. Same stuff happens up in the GWN. Years ago I had a ‘79 Chevy pu with a canopy on it. I was going to help my nil move. He had it all packed. He loaded the boxes at the top of a set of stairs and I brot them down. My truck was open to receive the boxes. All my stuff was pushed up front. When I came down with the first box all my stuff was gone. I lost everything tools, camping stuff clothes everything except my BANJO. I was happy about that. I wasn’t gone 2min  for that first box. 
Im having to lock my house now cuz I live out in the wilderness. Don’t know if that would help tho it’s so quiet here thieves wouldn’t seen or herd. 
Darrell
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kb0hae
Glad that you are OK Steve, and got some of your stuff back.  Not only lock your car every time, even for just a minute, but never leave anything where it can be seen from outside the car!  Not even change!  A friend had his car window broken (the car was locked) because there was some change visible.  His neighbors saw the guy, and he was caught.  He said he wanted the change to buy a pack of cigarettes!
Its always darkest before you light the Coleman lantern!
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Martin
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Eel
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A friend had his car window broken (the car was locked) because there was some change visible


This is why you should not lock your car in a lot of places.  Let 'em shop your car - cheaper than replacing the side window(s) or the moonroof glass.

My next-door neighbor is on camera checking my car's front seat out, 9pm on the very first night they spent in the house (hmm, in a big hurry to survey the 'tory dontcha think?  got any cash flow or nosebleed problems, eh?).  They did not take or disturb anything in the car (checked out the center console, left the glovebox alone), and there were some things to take or disturb, but they did open the drivers door and spend thirty-plus seconds peering inside.  They were later made aware that they had been observed and multiply recorded, and that should they keep behaving in similar manners around my place it would not go quite so well for them next time, and by the way that - even though they are (refugees) from toity Hollister Ranch - my relationship with the local sheriff's office predates theirs, and btw deputies in the same county often have a tendency to gossip about their present, and also their *former, clients.  Oddly, no further interest has been noted...

EEL Eclectic Lanterns, div.  Doofenshmirtz-EEL Incorporated.

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NYGfan
Dave he was probably interested in any info to steal. I’d theft is easy to get away with because nobody pursues them.
Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it

 
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Eel
NYGfan wrote:
Dave he was probably interested in any info to steal. I’d theft is easy to get away with because nobody pursues them.


Joe, a good point.  Oddly enough I keep my veh registration and veh insurance info in my WALLET and not in some glovebox in some parking area somewhere, since if I'm asked to provide that info I will also be asked to provide my driver's license.
My tolls transponder (which I use once every three years, and which DOES live in the glove box) also was not freed from its capitalist chains by Alicia.. might have to do with home being 100++ miles from the closest toll road or bridge.

EEL Eclectic Lanterns, div.  Doofenshmirtz-EEL Incorporated.

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SteveRetherford
well , he was charged with receiving stolen property and violating his probation , 2500.00 dollar bail was set , so he sat in jail for 7 days and pleaded guilty yesterday , sentenced to community service ..... i got a copy of the court files today ..... Daniel George Tyler is dirty rotten scoundrel .... he had other previous charges including resisting arrest , assault on a peace officer ect ..... this was not his first run in ................ i get a letter from the court today , saying i may get $150.00 from a crime victims fund from the state that he is supposed to reimburse the state ...... all told i lost about 1000 dollars worth of stuff , but ill take the 150 if this is true ..........this letter asks if i want to be in court for his hearing but he is already out , so i dont what to make of that ........just filling you in with the details so far ....
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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NYGfan
I’m surprised they even held him in jail for 7 days instead of just giving him an appearance ticket. 
Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it

 
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Aspbear
And we wonder why they are repeat offenders?  Important thing is you are OK but it does not take away that I have been violated feeling.

Give him6 months in a farm prison with a man on a horse with a nice bull whip that touches his back side every time he leans on the hoe.

when he gets out he is dry and has flash backs every time something pops to that bull whip and how it felt.
G.B. Harp
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brucesheehe
Good thing you didn't punch him.  You could have scraped your knuckles and got his blood into your body.

He very well may have had AIDS of some type of hepatitis, and you could have exposed yourself to these diseases - and contracted them.

That is why the police use tasers now, and they wear gloves too.

Better to call law enforcement professionals and let them handle it.  

Let the scrapping to the pros.

Glad you got most of your belongings back.  Something like that really shakes you up.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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Flat_twin
Not much of a sentence for a repeat offender.  Since he feels no pain from monetary punishment,  something that has more impact like the work farm experience sounds about right.  

  I remember doing telco work in neighborhoods where I couldn't leave my work truck unlocked if it was out of sight.   Our small town has seen  an increase in garage break ins.  Druggies looking for easy theft items to sell.  Occasionally they're arrested, go to court and then they come back and do it again.  
A yard barn type cabin was burned down just outside of town recently.  The owner discovered druggies were hanging out in the cabin so he put a better lock on the door.   The cabin caught fire that night about 4am.  The fire dept said it was started from the inside.
Mark __________________________________________
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thewoodswatchman
That Morons probably hitting a pipe right now as I write. Another person like yourself bought the crack for him. Man...I like Glens solution.
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