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jvanvliet
01-28-2012, 04:37 PM
So get this:

My wife is at the gas station fueling her brand new Prius. Next to her is a beat up Honda, the guys finished fueling but is now hanging out under the hood. Finally gets in his car and takes off not having taken the nozzle out of his car. He rips out the fuel line, it whips around and smashes the taillight of the Pruis and slams into the rear quarter panel leaving a good dent.

Guy stops and my wife axes him for his DL and insurance. Guy says it's his girlfriends car, she asks again and he offers her a couple of bucks she declines & he takes off.

She got the plate number & calls the police, they show up right away. Run the plate which turns out should be attached to a trailer registered in Palm Bay, FL. Do you think this guy has insurance? Isn't she a VICTIM?

Anyway cop says he's off till next Tuesday and will try and look at the surveillance tapes Wednesday... WTF? How about NOW, how about calling it in and finding the car while it's still around? It's a hit and run right? Isn't that a crime... like a FELONY?

I got cops breathing down my neck every street corner making sure I'm compliant, but when Pierre St Jeanne destroys property, driving without a valid registration, and possibly without insurance or a license, it's not a big deal until next week?

WTF? I mean really, WTF? Should my wife have been born Lashrieka St. Pierre to get some justice? Is this why this cop is making $65,000 plus, was there a sale at Dunkin Donoughts he just had to make before going off shift? Protect and serve my A$$ :realmad:

Ric
01-28-2012, 06:44 PM
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Jvan

Quit your Crying, for a Dollar more you could of had Uninsured Motorist and let your insurance company handle the Head ache.





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Florida Gardener
01-28-2012, 06:59 PM
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Jvan

Quit your Crying, for a Dollar more you could of had Uninsured Motorist and let your insurance company handle the Head ache.
Ric, do you have something against Jvan? Your pretty hostile towards him and the guy has done nothing to you?




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unkownfl
01-28-2012, 07:06 PM
Uninsured motorist isn't for that. It falls under collision. Deductible applies. I had the same thing happen to me. I was rear ended by a hit and run Honda crx at 1 in the morning coming home from work. Followed the car and got the license. I was told to go back to the accident scene since both of us left. I went back two hours later FHP shows up and says the tag was stolen and no longer registered. SOL cost me a grand as I was really young and I had to have high deductibles in order to afford my $350 a month insurance.

zturncutter
01-28-2012, 08:01 PM
About a dozen years ago I was coming home from A nice family dinner in Port Charlotte with my wife a two sons, my wife was in the passenger seat, my oldest was in the back seat behind me and my two year old was in the center of the back seat in his car seat. The car we were in had bucket seats in the front with about an 18" space between them. As we rounded a curve a group of azzholes were coming from the other direction and some one in the back of the truck threw something into the center of my windshield exploding glass on me, my wife and the baby, if it had of come through the windshield it would have hit the baby square in the face. I turned the car around and went after them but after about a mile with my wife screaming at me to stop and having to hang my head out the window to see I stopped and called the protect and serve guys. I called 911 and was routed to the wrong sheriffs department, after finally getting the right sheriffs department I was told " they were short staffed and it was a busy night and no one was available and they could not even give me a wait time". At that point to say I lost it was an understatement, after losing it they finally told me they could send FHP but it would be several hours and I might as well go home and they would send him to my house. Almost two and a half hours later he came to my house, 2:00 am, took a report and told me there was nothing they could do. The next morning I drove back to the curve and retreived a full tube of concrete repair caulk, called the FHP and was again told there was nothing that could be done. Your not alone, I feel your outrage even after all these years.

jvanvliet
01-28-2012, 08:06 PM
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Jvan

Quit your Crying, for a Dollar more you could of had Uninsured Motorist and let your insurance company handle the Head ache.
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Hey Ric; give it a break :waving:

jvanvliet
01-28-2012, 08:11 PM
Ric,

Does the word "Justice" mean anything to you? For a guy who rails against the "injustice" of unlicensed indivuduals applying chemicals, I would have thought you have a keen appreciation of injustice.

zturncutter
01-28-2012, 08:19 PM
Uninsured motorist isn't for that. It falls under collision. Deductible applies. I had the same thing happen to me. I was rear ended by a hit and run Honda crx at 1 in the morning coming home from work. Followed the car and got the license. I was told to go back to the accident scene since both of us left. I went back two hours later FHP shows up and says the tag was stolen and no longer registered. SOL cost me a grand as I was really young and I had to have high deductibles in order to afford my $350 a month insurance.

I believe you are correct.

Keith
01-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Did the police get a copy of the surveillance video? If not, it will probably be long gone by Tuesday. If possible, I would drive back up there and ask for it myself. For the most part, if you don't do the legwork, nothing will ever come of it. I can about guarantee that. I've had several incidents over the years and the only reason anything was ever done about any of them is because I did all the work.

f50lvr2
01-29-2012, 01:23 AM
About 8 months ago my I stopped a girl who had broken into my car and was attempting to hot wire it. The police picked her up that night. The detective just last week got back with me to start looking into it.

Why does it take so long, what are they doing? Good luck getting it resolved.

jvanvliet
01-30-2012, 07:58 AM
Did the police get a copy of the surveillance video? If not, it will probably be long gone by Tuesday. If possible, I would drive back up there and ask for it myself. For the most part, if you don't do the legwork, nothing will ever come of it. I can about guarantee that. I've had several incidents over the years and the only reason anything was ever done about any of them is because I did all the work.

I did, I was told only the manager had access and they refuded to call the manager. I will try again today now that it's Monday.

BTW, we can track the police report via computer. It has yet to be in the database.

Another criminal ignored by the system. Another tax payer screwed by the system. "It's a low priority crime", sure standing at the bottom of an overpass clocking drivers going down hill at 5 over the limit is the supreme priority. Random stops "Verrr Arrrr your PAPERS? Give me a break.

wildstarblazer
01-30-2012, 11:49 AM
Always seems to be the ones without insurance cause all the accidents. A similar thing happened to me and the guy offered me $200 right there and I took it. I knew that was all I was gonna get. Hate that sht.

Florida's Suncoast Lawn Care
01-30-2012, 12:44 PM
Always seems to be the ones without insurance cause all the accidents. A similar thing happened to me and the guy offered me $200 right there and I took it. I knew that was all I was gonna get. Hate that sht.

Yes because usually they are the stupid irresponsible ones that don't have a clue on how to take care of things in life. Let alone buy insurance. They would rather buy a case of beer and some weed every other day. So they are stupid in driving and thinking ahead on everything in life. Or thinking ahead to pull a pump nozzle out after checking for oil or something. Those are the type of people I hate. I don't mind accidents. An accident is an accident. I hate irresponsible stupidity though.

Florida's Suncoast Lawn Care
01-30-2012, 12:47 PM
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Jvan

Quit your Crying, for a Dollar more you could of had Uninsured Motorist and let your insurance company handle the Head ache.




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Yep you make a lot of sense. $200-300 in damage for a $500 or $1000 deductible and insurance rate hikes. You obviously must not have insurance to know this and defending the moron that did it. Good job. :clapping:

Florida's Suncoast Lawn Care
01-30-2012, 12:56 PM
I did, I was told only the manager had access and they refuded to call the manager. I will try again today now that it's Monday.

BTW, we can track the police report via computer. It has yet to be in the database.

Another criminal ignored by the system. Another tax payer screwed by the system. "It's a low priority crime", sure standing at the bottom of an overpass clocking drivers going down hill at 5 over the limit is the supreme priority. Random stops "Verrr Arrrr your PAPERS? Give me a break.


Cops make a paycheck and sometimes care. But some don't care. They get paid either way. Good socialism at its best. Just like doctors and politicians. And we wonder why the country is going to crap. If they get paid regardless what gives them incentive to produce anything? Nothing.

Keith
01-30-2012, 02:33 PM
I did, I was told only the manager had access and they refuded to call the manager. I will try again today now that it's Monday.

BTW, we can track the police report via computer. It has yet to be in the database.

Another criminal ignored by the system. Another tax payer screwed by the system. "It's a low priority crime", sure standing at the bottom of an overpass clocking drivers going down hill at 5 over the limit is the supreme priority. Random stops "Verrr Arrrr your PAPERS? Give me a break.

My prediction. You will have to call the police several times to ever get in contact with the cop. My guess is you will be told: a) He's on vacation, and he will return your call when he gets back. b) He's out sick and he will return your call when he gets back. c) He's at a meeting out of town and will return your call when he gets back.

Meanwhile the surveillance tape has been erased. The manager probably knows nothing about it. Been there, done it. I guess at least you have a tag number.

jvanvliet
01-30-2012, 04:52 PM
My prediction. You will have to call the police several times to ever get in contact with the cop. My guess is you will be told: a) He's on vacation, and he will return your call when he gets back. b) He's out sick and he will return your call when he gets back. c) He's at a meeting out of town and will return your call when he gets back.

Meanwhile the surveillance tape has been erased. The manager probably knows nothing about it. Been there, done it. I guess at least you have a tag number.

I know you're probably right...

Got a tag number from a plate that belongs on a trailer in Pam Bay, about 150 miles up the coast. You think its still on his car? ;)

integrityman
02-01-2012, 02:18 PM
Anyway cop says he's off till next Tuesday and will try and look at the surveillance tapes Wednesday... WTF? How about NOW, how about calling it in and finding the car while it's still around? It's a hit and run right? Isn't that a crime... like a FELONY?



Hit & Run is not a felony in any state.

That said, the officer should have requested another unit take over the investigation or requested a supervisor authorize OT until his investigation was completed.

That said, this incident, unfortunately falls under the lowest of the low priority property type crimes that overwhelmes, ties up and constipates police activities.

Municipal budgets are tighter than a clams as$ with lockjaw.

Sorry pal- these are the times we live in.

Call the shift Sgt or lieutenant & ask if this is standard procedure, if something can be done about it.

jvanvliet
02-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Hit & Run is not a felony in any state.

That said, the officer should have requested another unit take over the investigation or requested a supervisor authorize OT until his investigation was completed.

That said, this incident, unfortunately falls under the lowest of the low priority property type crimes that overwhelmes, ties up and constipates police activities.

Municipal budgets are tighter than a clams as$ with lockjaw.

Sorry pal- these are the times we live in.

Call the shift Sgt or lieutenant & ask if this is standard procedure, if something can be done about it.

Hit and run aggravated by driving without a license, insurance or a properly registered vehicle apparently results in a hand slap & a fine.

I was just blowing steam, I know I'm screwed.

jvanvliet
02-02-2012, 07:44 AM
In any event, my wife spoke with the officer who told her he spoke with the station manager. They uploaded the surveillance video to corporate and as it stands, the manager said BP is very likely to cover the damages.

The guy cruising around in the unregistered vehicle with stolen plates... well you know, low priority until he runs somebody over and kills them.

Tha5150
02-02-2012, 10:32 AM
ANOTHER reason i left south florida.. too many of "those people" around.