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  • I am now a victim

    Well... I don't know how many reports I've taken as an Officer....

    I don't know how many cases I investigated as a Detective....

    I do know that I am now a victim of a crime

    I came home from dinner tonight and found $4,000 worth of electronics stolen from my home. Broken glass from a window lay on my floor and the local police won't have a print tech out until Tuesday.

    The loss of property is not a major concern for me. But for the very first time in my life, I feel vulnerable and helpless. I carry a gun with me most of the time, but I can't protect my home 24/7... I have to leave the house sometime. Since I live alone, what about when I am asleep?

    This feeling is very un-nerving and disturbing.

  • #2
    Dave, sorry to hear that. If it will make you feel better, why not install an alarm system?


    • #3
      Sorry to hear that dude, I hope you have some insurance. It sucks to be a victim.
      "are you going to bark all day little doggie or are you going to bite"


      • #4

        time to invest in a big ugly least you could follow the blood trail...
        "The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism. Under the name of "liberalism" they will adopt every segment of the socialist program,until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

        Norman Thomas


        • #5
          Sorry to hear that, Dave. Unfortunately, I know how you're feeling.

          Many years ago, my house was broken into while I was out. The only things they took were the S&W .357 and my dad's Colt 45 from his Air Police days that he had given me. Irreplacable.

          I've never since had a stronger feeling of being violated. Except in my case, I think I know who did it, as the guns were not in plain sight and NOTHING else was touched. The .45 had been in its holster and they left that!

          I told the police who I thought it was and why, and they said there was nothing they could do at the time, unless I actually saw our suspect with gun in hand. Watched and waited for weeks/months after that, to try to catch him with it. No luck.

          Never did get them back. But it was another valuable life lesson in why no one can be trusted. [Frown]

          [ 11-10-2002, 09:55 PM: Message edited by: Quiet1 ]


          • #6
            Sorry to hear that Dave. Its very disturbing when ones own home gets raped.


            • #7
              whatever, WW, you know i did actually think you were cool.

              good luck to you too
              [email protected] "Where there is love, there is no imposition"- Albert Einstien.


              • #8
                If that's ALL they took, sounds like they KNEW you had it. Ever had any neighborhood kids do any work around your house? Not meaning to preach to the choir, but.....after it's all replaced, don't be surprised if.....

                Sorry for your loss. That really BITES.
                "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division


                • #9
                  You are a good man, you have a good job, you obviously abide by the law, you work for your money, your job is very respectable. There's nothing worse than a DIRTBAG invading your privacy and what you've worked hard for. Why does the good guy finish last? I have no idea. That has got to be the worst feeling. I'm so sorry.

                  Sometimes I wonder if kids (or adults) compete with each other to see who can "rip off" or "**** off" a cop first. My husband works hard as a state trooper, just like all other state troopers and police officers. He gets a slap in the face for protecting the public. Like I mentioned before, on Halloween our cars were egged. Just because of my husband's job, we were left cleaning egg off our cars at 3am, along with the other LE families in town. Doesn't seem very fair. I guess that's just the way life is, unfortunately.

                  Kid, or adult, whoever broke into your house will get theirs in the end.
                  "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blondie72:
                    whatever, WW, you know i did actually think you were cool.

                    good luck to you too

                    Huh? Did I miss something here?


                    • #11
                      Ahhhh, I just read the closed thread. Sorry, but I don't always read every thread and I can certainly see how you may have thought my comment was inappropriate based on the closed thread.

                      Just so you know, home rape is a term used when a home is violated. It isn't considered an insult to the awful rape of a woman. If it is where you are then my comment was misinterpteted.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Watchman:

                        time to invest in a big ugly least you could follow the blood trail...

                        I agree!


                        • #13
                          Sorry to disagree with Watchman and SpecOps, but I think they may have been kidding. Dave, seeing how you live where the criminals are in charge, I would bet that you would probably end up in the pen for having a mean dog that bites a poor misguided criminal who only broke into your home for a drink of water.




                          That's how messed up California appears to me and others, and other states as well.


                          • #14
                            I'm sorry to read this, Dave. I'd also like to echo the sentiments of getting a dog. Perhaps a doberman if your house is big enough to accomdate a dog of that size.

                            I really hope you're able to catch the scum who did this.


                            • #15
                              It's an awful feeling of being a victim. My son grew up with some of his friends. We live in a small beach community and I had known these kids since they were 5 years old.
                              When I missed 15$ from my purse, I immediately called my son on it. He swore he didn't do it. I finally decided to watch and caught one of his friends in my purse. I took him home (he was 16) and told his parents and they wouldn't believe me. I asked them HOW this kid always had money yet no job? No answer. I banned him from our home.
                              So, he took a gas credit card from my son's wallet to tune of $750. We told him he had 2 weeks to pay us or the police were getting involved. He paid it but I don't know how he got money.
                              Then, my own son tried to play me for a fool. (Hush up, Mike). He told me how this kid would steal car radios, stereos, etc. But, of course, my son was an "angel" and said he just walked away when he did that stuff and waited on a corner. I told him he would still be considered an accessory because he was the "look out" and not to even TRY to claim he was innocent to me.
                              We told him that, if he went to jail, we were NOT bonding him out.
                              Anyway, our son lost a job at a grocery store for stealing things for this cunning little a******. So, we took his truck away and when he had no truck and no money. His "friend" found another sucker desperate for aceptance.
                              We learned the hard way about being "nice guys". The ones we were nice to were the ones that stole from us.
                              We let a girl stay with us because she "so desperately wanted to finish her senior year here".
                              She was warned. Money was missing from my purse and I went over to the school and, of couse, she had skipped. I knew where she was though and called the police. They went to the house to a little neighborhood pot party. She still had my money and I took it and all the rest she had. Then, I took her home and called her father to come get her because she was no longer welcome in our home. She cried and cried and said she wanted to graduate with her class. I said,"To do that, you HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL."
                              So, her Dad drove from South Carolina to pick her up. His wife was so drunk, she could barely walk.
                              SO now, we are very careful with people in our house.
                              I always smile when I hear someone says their kid wouldn't do that. And I always tell them they have NO idea how strong peer pressure is.

                              [ 11-10-2002, 12:23 PM: Message edited by: Mitzi ]


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