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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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wow am i glad i live in the quiet suburbia (i guess) neighborhood i live in. I went to go feed my morning fix for a tim hortons coffee. Grab my set keys for the wifes great lease, the dakota, (sigh) I cant find the keys.. so i find the wifes set (about a 10 pound cluster-fu*k of keychains and misc keys no one knows the use for) proceed to it. I've got my greenlee job box FULL of my tools and misc. stuff i brought home since my last day of work on sunday. I proceed to unlock the door..its already unlocked...oops i said.. i let my coffee pal, the dog, in the passenger side i see my set of keys still in the ignition....holy shi* i said that was stupid.. then i go over to my side get in and realize my set for the grocery getter car (which contains the mail keys) is sitting in the cup holder. i havnt drivin the dakota since sunday. I cant believe i got away with such a stupid mistake. growing up where i did has made this behavior natural for me. I usually dont make that mistake but i have one other time but instead of car keys in the cup holder i left my wallet. I'm just dumbfounded that A) i did that and B) the dakota, the grocery getter, and all my tools didn't all disappear. I guess its nice that there are some honest people in the world, that said i dont think i'll try to tempt fate too often.

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Good 'hood, or their skeerd your gonna come after them!!

Glad nothing went missing, our son has had the valve stem caps stolen off his car three times this summer.

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they see my blue and grey 91 F250 there all covered in mud parked out front and know a redneck and a gun live there.

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Here in Montana, we don't see that alot... But it does happen... Back in the 90's, my dad had his body shop in town... He never ever took the keys out of the ignition, even if we weren't there for the weekend or longer... One day he goes into town to get his dad's old '72 ish Ford truck and guess what, it's gone... The shop was right next to the train tracks and we figured a transient or a few of such got tired of walking and took dad's truck on their next voyage...

The funny part is, we were always after my dad because he would never leave gas in anything, including the truck... Well, we found his truck about 5 miles from the shop on the side of the road "out of gas"... I'll bet whoever took it was a little miffed... 1) Because they still ended up walking... 2) The truck had dual tanks on it, and they were both empty... Word must have gotten around, because he still left the keys in his vehicles, but nothing ever came up missing again...



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Hold on here ...You mean your not suppose to be able to leave your keys in the car or truck along with personal effects with the door unlocked, and expect them to be there when you come back to your vehicle.
I must live in a great place then, All my life I've had been able to leave my keys in the vehicle with the doors unlock, and it's always been there when I went to it.



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Hold on here ...You mean your not suppose to be able to leave your keys in the car or truck along with personal effects with the door unlocked, and expect them to be there when you come back to your vehicle.
I must live in a great place then, All my life I've had been able to leave my keys in the vehicle with the doors unlock, and it's always been there when I went to it.



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I grew up ilke that too. Our farm house never even had a lock on the door to lock, the tractors all had the keys in em and so did the cars.

One neighbor's drive shed caught fire and he had all his vehicles in and around it with the keys on his key ring, he was in town. All the neighbors came to help but they had to just sit and watch the tractors and pick ups burn, they couldn't move them

The only theft I remember was the guy across the road had his car stolen, but they left him a small dump truck!! But it was hot too. They did get the car back though.

I miss those days......

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Hold on here ...You mean your not suppose to be able to leave your keys in the car or truck along with personal effects with the door unlocked, and expect them to be there when you come back to your vehicle.
I must live in a great place then, All my life I've had been able to leave my keys in the vehicle with the doors unlock, and it's always been there when I went to it.



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I think i SHOULD be able to but i just dont have the trust anymore. I have had stuff stolen from me in the past where i used to live when i was in my early 20's they stole my sony playstation2, my ipod, and my empty beer bottles (from my house, ipod from the car) i never ever locked my doors or took my keys out of the ignition b4 that.
grew up that way, someone might be in an emergency and need your phone or your wheels.

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I grew up in Houston TX and moved about 1-hr out of town to a rural area. I asked my neighbor if there was a locksmith nearby to re key the locks after the house was built. He looked kinda dumbfounded anyone would want to to that. The nearest big town has 5200 people and not one full-time locksmith. There is one guy who does it part time.

I'm also about the only guy around who even has a drive gate on his property

Different way of life.
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Man it must suck having to lock all your doors in the vehicals, I never lock mine and Always leave the house unlocked but I live next to some good nieghbor that watch out for me, and I all my vehicals have the keys in the ignition, with house keys on the key chain

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we never lock and thing up there and the guy's right about keys in the equipment and vehical's in the shop , I've never pulled the key's in a tractor or combine in my life and all the trucks on the farm the keys are hanging in the igntion and as far as locking the house or the shops never have the only thing that gets locked is the fuel tanks, locks only keep honest people honest the crooks aren't stopped by a lock !
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I forgot to lock the wifes car one night and the next morning she went to get in and the console and glovebox had been dumped. Then last Sat. a friend of mine who runs a small hunting and fishing shop was robbed by 4 kids 12-14yrs old and shot. No ins. on himself just on his wife and kids. Now I'm really thinking on getting my concealed weapon permit.

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ever see that show "bait car"? hah. they musta thought it was a sting or something. not that it deters the morons on that show ever......... i think it was on TLC, court tv, or discovery.......should be on comedy central watching those thiefs trapped in the car when it gets shut down via satelite and cannot unlock from the inside. funny ****.
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Had to change my way of thinking when I moved to town 10yrs ago, although I probably could still get away with leaving me keys in my car since it's a small town (4200 people) but I did have a bunch of tools etc stolen from my falling down garage. But funny thing when I mentioned it to the renter across the street (known lowlife part time druggie) that if I ever find out who I own a 9mm and I never miss. His comment was "you will go to jail" my response??? " yeah but the thief wil still be dead" my tools mysteriously reappeared 2 days later LOL

Oh and when I was selling the farm and equipment, I sold what had been my work truck a 1ton GMC the guy that bought it went to pull the keys out of the ignition and found out that you couldn't evn get them out, I ddn't realize that
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I had my truck gone through 20 feet from where I was getting coffee in the morning with 25 people not 10 feet away! we caught the meth head on camera. Cops got him 2 days later doing the same thing at another station! I Lock everything
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