Okay, well I guess the car wasn’t technically broken into, my husband forgot to lock it. Yep, stupid move…he always locks it at night and what were the odds that the night he forgot, stuff was stolen from it?
This happened a few nights ago…on a weeknight. I guess these things always happen on a weeknight since they figure people are sleeping and won’t be up late since they have work in the morning (unlike weekends). The next morning, while watching Mabel and The Today Show my husband called me, “I don’t want to alarm you but someone went into my car last night and stole some things”. WHAT?! My first thought was, ‘We don’t live in a neighborhood where things like that would happen’. But apparently things happen no matter where you live and my little naive bubble was popped.
After looking around his car, my husband discovered what was missing: an iPod, all the change in his cup-holder, his military uniform hat (seriously!?), his amp the was screwed into the back seat (the punks ripped it out), and a camping/survival knife. I didn’t know which to be more pissed about…the amp that they physically ripped from the seat, kind of messing up the upholstery in the process or the fact that they stole his military uniform hat. My husband is serving his country and you return the favor by stealing his hat?! This all just leads me to believe that it was kids. I don’t think some hardcore druggie or criminal would steal pennies and a hat that isn’t worth anything. But you never know.
We had a police report taken, but you know nothing will ever come of it. They have more pressing matters than my Hubby’s amp and other items. I realize that. I also let the head of our HOA know who emailed the whole neighborhood to warn them that this had happened and to be vigilant of locking doors…shortly after the email went out, there were numerous emails from other residents that had discovered things were missing from their cars too.
I’ve had trouble sleeping since it happened. I keep thinking that I hear banging downstairs or someone in the house. I know that they didn’t try to get into houses but it took away my peace of mind. And even with our house alarm…I’m still nervous. I have a baby now, and that’s is another reason why I hate that this happened. It made me realize that no matter how safe you think you are, there are always people out there willing to prove you wrong. I just don’t get it and I don’t think I ever will. To those people out there who think it’s okay to take something just because you want it (rather than working for it!)…you suck (for lack of better phrasing)!