Today the questions is:
Have you ever had something stolen? Talk about it.
I'm sitting at my desk on a Friday just before noon in 2003 and my cell phone rings. Usually I don't answer it at work and especially if I don't recognize the number, but I did this time. The woman on the other end identifies herself as being with the Dallas Police Department. "Do you own a green, Nissan Frontier?" she says. "Yes I do" I reply. "You need to come pick up your vehicle." She states. "HUH?" is my response. "Yes, your truck was stolen. It's in south Dallas now. The guys who stole it were selling your CDs and someone called us. The thieves ran off, but your vehicle is here and needs to be claimed." WTF??? Well, I exactly didn't say that to Policewoman Angie Dickenson... I got the address, got a co-worker to take me there and headed out to south Dallas. I was in shock, I had just parked it a few hours earlier in a parking garage katty-corner to the office!! And I had just bought the truck less than a week before!!!!
Here's the story, the people who broke into it in the parking garage found the extra key I still had in the glove box, I hadn't found a safe place to keep it where I wouldn't forget about it. My mistake!! So they just drove it out of the garage and then tried to make a few bucks from my CD collection. When the police got there they looked through the truck and found some paperwork with my name and phone number on it, that's how they knew it was mine.
I took the rest of the day off, got the back window replaced (thank God that was the only damage done) and then had the door locks disabled since the thieves still had the extra key, so I could only unlock the doors with the remote.
Besides feeling like my personal space had been violated, it was just a hassle!
There's one more side to the story about my new truck.... A spring hail storm came through the area that Saturday night and the truck got a lot of hail damage! GGGRRRR!I had only had the truck for ONE WEEK!!! It wasn't feeling so new anymore.