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    Robbed again

    I know alot of this is my fault but.....Upon returning from vacation in August I came home to my garage emptied of all my Brass and Copper. Without going into details, the various metals combined to about 1800 lbs, much of which was bare bright. It was nearly impossible to move because of the "clutter" in the garage and the metal was way in the back. Probably someone in my own town. This is the second time (in 2 different houses). Police and detectives came, filled out reports and I haven't heard from them since. Wish there was a better way to keep track of large quantities of scrap being sold at one time....



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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjeb View Post
    I know alot of this is my fault but.....Upon returning from vacation in August I came home to my garage emptied of all my Brass and Copper. Without going into details, the various metals combined to about 1800 lbs, much of which was bare bright. It was nearly impossible to move because of the "clutter" in the garage and the metal was way in the back. Probably someone in my own town. This is the second time (in 2 different houses). Police and detectives came, filled out reports and I haven't heard from them since. Wish there was a better way to keep track of large quantities of scrap being sold at one time....

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    Who knew what you had?

    Start looking there.

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    maybe u should visit the yards near you and check if theres any items that you can identify as being yours, if u had anything unique.

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    All the different yards i use all have surveillance cameras set up. Im sure the local yards in your area do as well

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    Wow! That sux. Perhaps it would have been a good idea to have gotten rid of it prior to vacation.

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    Better than the dump!

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    If most of it was bare bright Cu, what price were you waiting for...?

    P.S. I hope you catch the crook, as stated before, start with who knew you had this stash and/or knew you were a stock-piling scrapper that was going on vacation...?

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    Wasn't really waiting for a price, just overwhelmed with months of construction on my house. I did say that much of it was my fault. There were a lot of things a could've done to prevent it but din't think it was needed . My bad....

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    My scrap hoard IS my vacation mad money hoard. Sux to hear about your loss... hope you find the SOB and get revenge.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjeb View Post
    I know alot of this is my fault .
    With all due respect ... i just don't buy that. Never agreed with the idea that you should blame the victim and not the thief.

    In my experience, seeking revenge is like drinking poison to kill your enemy. If you're gonna go all darkside .. use your noggin and do it in a way that it doesn't blow back at you.

    It could get messy though. This is the second time in different places. There's a chance it's somebody close to you. Maybe a trusted friend or perhaps even someone in your own family. (Gawd forbid it's one of your kids.) A lot of times it's drug / alcohol related in some way. Maybe somebody with a grudge against you that's looking to even the score ? Anyone you know fit the profile ?

    A lot of people have renter -or- homeowner insurance. You filed a police report. Maybe the insurance company could at least partially reimburse you for the loss of your property due to burglary ?

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    The first time it was an ex-student of mine who knew when I was at work. He took it in broad daylight and my neighbors saw him but thought he worked for me. Police said that there was nothing they can do as the kid had many priors and that was the least of their worries with this kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjeb View Post
    Wasn't really waiting for a price, just overwhelmed with months of construction on my house. I did say that much of it was my fault. There were a lot of things a could've done to prevent it but din't think it was needed . My bad....
    I assume you had to obtain a degree in order to become a math teacher, even so your not over qualified.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyjeb View Post
    The first time it was an ex-student of mine who knew when I was at work. He took it in broad daylight and my neighbors saw him but thought he worked for me. Police said that there was nothing they can do as the kid had many priors and that was the least of their worries with this kid.
    Well ... it's a little something more to go on. You wouldn't want to run off half cocked .... but is there any possibility that the kid came back for a second helping ?

    It's kind of a shame that these things happen. I guess it's the world we live in. The vast majority of people out there are pretty honest but there are a few bad apples.

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    forget the law, i would have cracked his head open or at least broken both his arms.
    thats how it works here

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    Unfortunately in America the one that got robbed then did the beating would be serving more time.....around here aggravated assault carries 3-5 years and petty theft carries 11 months 29 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinreco View Post
    Unfortunately in America the one that got robbed then did the beating would be serving more time.....around here aggravated assault carries 3-5 years and petty theft carries 11 months 29 days

    If they don't find the body........

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    This a gentler place. Not much violence going on that i know about. In this place, it's generally considered low class poor white trailer trash behavior. That's not how we solve problems. It's a civil society.

    That said ... the punishment for being a thief here is far worse. The wheels turn slow, but you're totally f****d when what you're doing eventually catches up with you. You either voluntarily exile yourself -or- spend the rest of your life working your a$$ off in an effort to earn your way back into the good graces of the community.

    They're not the forgiving sort. The people here detest a thief.

    I know of one guy that chose to leave the state and then hung himself a year or so later. He had lived here his whole life.

    Maybe the loss of his family & community was too much to bear.

    For whatever it's worth ... we don't have a lot of theft here.

    The old skool biblical based law of raining down the wrath of G-d and cutting off the hand of a thief made sense back in the day. Not so much now. We live in a different age.
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    I gotta disagree.

    I think it's a lesser world when thieves can rob with impunity knowing that property crimes are waaaaaay down on law enforcements' list (where's the revenue in getting you your stuff back?)

    Recidivism rates are pretty darn low when thieves know there will be a very high price to pay for taking other peoples' property.

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