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My house just got broken into!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. twoblink

    twoblink Member

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    I am in Singapore right now; (see other thread) and my gf just emailed me;

    My apartment was just broken into... They stole my saxophone, the ruby necklace I gave to my gf, and my computer monitor...

    They left the US$ and my airplane tickets...

    I'm PO'ed!! I was a bit scared when I heard the news; she said she was not home at the time (thank God); the guy climbed in though the patio; even though it's got a metal screen, and we live on the second floor; he cut a hole in the screen and climbed in...

    I'm having mixed feelings right now; happy that she's safe; but :fire: :fire: :fire:

    She is a bit afraid right now because she's home alone... If ever there was a good arguement for the ownership of guns; this is it!

    If the jerk happens by fluke read THR (which I doubt) but if he/she did; you are lucky I wasn't at home when this happened; otherwise; the THR'ers would be reading about a gross account of me chopping up someone with my cleaver... and body parts in blenders... :fire:
     
  2. Betty

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    Gosh twoblink, I'm really sorry to hear that.

    :mad:
     
  3. twoblink

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    Thanks Runt...

    It's the feeling of helplessness that make me upset..

    Now... it's PERSONAL..

    But there is only so much you can do to defend your house when you are not there...
     
  4. PageField

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    That has happened to me twice in the last 18 years. It is another definition of Assault. I did not lose anything precious, but my wife lost ALL her jewelry (GM's too),she was 60 at the time, a lot of tears. Our guns made it thru both times,although they were not safe THEN. The shaking from seeing your bedroom tossed by a BG doesn't go away soon.
    Praying for your sanity....J:
     
  5. XLMiguel

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    My condolences. There's nothing like the sense of violation that comes with having your place robbed, except perhaps the satisfaction of working the creep over with your Louisville Slugger if you could catch 'em. Glad no one was hurt. I hate theives.:fire:
     
  6. twoblink

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    If I get the chance to catch him;

    I'll go Singaporean on him ;)

    :fire: :fire: :fire:
     
  7. larry_minn

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    Sorry to hear it. I hope you have someone in area who can fix the sliding door with a lock and set up simple alarm system. It should help GF feel more safe when there alone.
     
  8. Gary H

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    I remember the time that I had my car broken into twice in the span of two weeks. Each time they messed up the car, which was parked below my apartment. I was so mad. I swore that I would work the guy over and dump him the the trash bin. So, I slept on my balcony for a couple of weeks and finally caught the guy. It was a young kid. Took him to his mother and I think that she did a better job than I ever dreamed. Never had a problem after that. No fun, but at least your GF wasn't hurt.
     
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    Very sorry to hear that, twoblink

    My apt was robbed when I lived in L.A. Gave me some understanding of "...feeling violated." Found another apt. within weeks.

    Guess the cops were occupied catching gum-chewers.

    Again, sorry to hear this, but glad you're both physically OK.

    Matis
     
  10. Gordon

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    I didn't think they had any crime like this in Singapore. What with cameras everywhere and probably lashed to death if caught.Sorry.:cuss:
     
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    Very, very sorry to hear about your misfortune. That feeling of being violated must be scary and awful.

    Although my temper would probably cloud my mind at a time like that.......think of the bright side. You didn't lose much and didn't lose the stuff that would be a real PITA to replace like plane tickets.

    It happens all over the world every day. Chances are if the person who did this to you continues to do so he or she will get theirs in the end.

    Once again, sorry.

    Chris
     
  12. 10-Ring

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    That really sucks! :fire: Glad to hear tho that know one was hurt. Remember, stuff can be replaced ;)
     
  13. Oleg Volk

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    Sorry to hear about this! Glad Janie is OK. We can only hope that the perp would make a mistake someday soon and get the well-deserved chopping from somebody else.
     
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    Glad to hear that your GF is ok. I know I've heard before "it's just stuff that was taken not worth somebodies life." I'm not sure I agree with that. I work hard for my pay and when somebody decides to just take "my stuff" and they have to come into my home to take it I think it becomes valuable enough to warrant shooting somebody over. I understand your feeling of being violated. Just be thankful it wasn't worse.:fire:
     
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    Glad they didn't take or hurt anything that wasn't replaceable. Take care.
     
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    gf ended up staying with a friend; she didn't want to stay home alone..

    She cried a little bit about the necklace... Things can be replaced but sentimental valued items can't... it was a necklace I had bought from Thailand and gave to her the second time I saw her... My "Honey, don't worry we can go to thailand and buy another one together" didn't seem to have the effect I had desired...


    Oleg, as a Christian, all I can say is "God have mercy on the man, and when he is caught, may it not be by me..."

    I had a dream last night about catching the guy... The contents of that dream I'll keep to myself, as I'd have to moderators so far up my spine... but needless to say, I'll give you a little preview content and let you all use your imagination to fill in the rest..

    Excerpts from my dream::

    "It's going to get cut off... that much I can assure you.. now the question is: do you want it to go into the BLENDER, or the DEEP FRYER??? I have two choices if you choose the fryer; corn oil, or olive oil..."

    Sand paper, stomach, salt water... <-- those are the ingredients, you can probably imagine what the recipe will look like.

    Vegetable peeler, forearm. <-- Dessert ingredients.
     
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    Twoblink,

    Im sorry to hear about this and Im glad your gf is ok. I hope this jerk gets caught soon.

    Mark
     
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    Sorry to hear about things...

    You could post a small monetary reward for information about who took the items. I'm betting you will gather information rather quickly. This wasn't a spur of the moment crime. Those items were way too large to just pack away on foot. The bad part is that they were patterning you, the good part is that it is very likely there will be a witness.

    Sounds like a "Game Tracker" type camera may be beneficial for you. They are very good at taking pictures of deer and other "critters" when the infrared sensor is activated.

    Oh..and if you find out who did it....let the cops do the aprehending!

    Good Shooting
    RED
     
  19. Sven

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    I sincerely hope it wasn't a case of someone 'infopimping' you based on your posts here.

    When something like this happened to me a while back, I got REALLY paranoid and VERY angry. I ended up walking around campus with my Maglight, looking for my stolen (tres expensive) bike... the Maglight wasn't necessarily ONLY for illumination, suffice it to say.

    Never found the perp or the bike... it probably was in pieces in East Palo Alto before I even found out it was gone.

    Time will heal the wounds. Fry's has fake video cameras made by a company that makes similar models that are real... complete with blinking red light. Maybe worth the $20 if there is a place you can install it... say, outside near previous breakin spot.

    Good luck.
     
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    Jeez, this is the 5th or 6th time I'm trying to post a reply.

    Twoblink, vengeance is the Lord's.

    In the mean time, if you catch him, I will fly to Taiwan with and bring along a large black carbon fiber case.

    We will tie the BG to a chair, shine a light in his face, and I will administer the Chinese Banjo Torture. Double up on your hearing! (earplugs and earmuffs, you'll need 'em)
     
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    Well I hope they catch him ... warm that cane up! :evil:
     
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    At least no one was hurt, maybe next time he breaks into a second story windows he will slip and break his neck.
     
  24. Phyphor

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    Would it be legal there for him to.. er.. grease his balcony rails?
    (second floor, so you gotta figure... )
     
  25. Blackhawk

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    Bummer.... :(
    I've heard that disgruntled Singaporeans are something you never want to experience.... :fire:
     
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