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Old 04-25-2010, 09:31 PM
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Unhappy Once again

Last Friday, I was working at one of the regular maintenance jobs on a residential street. The house has a 5 ft. hedge in front and the street is a little bit busy. (more walkers than drivers) So I had just finished weedwacking and I walked down the driveway to find my trailer, more empty than normal. I thought to myself "this is weird... I don't remember lending anyone anything, and I thought I brought everything with me." Upon closer inspection, i found my fairly thick chain had been cut. They had came, cut the chain (not the lock) and stolen one of my commercial hondas, a echo pb 755 blower, and an astron small hedge trimmer... All in the matter of 5 minutes no more than 150 ft. away. I felt like I had been punched in the stomach after losing $1800 in less than two minutes. I saw a guy washing a car across the street and asked him what he saw. He said, " this guy in a small car came and stopped, took a look at what was in the trailer, cut the locks, dialed a number in his phone, and within a minute a white escalade was there to load up everything. He told me that he thought they were working for me, and didnt think anything of it until they sped away. (?) Anyways, after questioning the carwasher, I went down the street to another gardener friend who was working and borrowed his mower for that house. While I was mowing, the car washer came up to me and said the guy just drove by again, and gave me a description of the man and the car. I called the cops and of course they didn't give a flyng f*@# eventhough I had a vehicle description and beginning of the license plate. The funny thing was, they obviously knew what they wanted: I put the mower in the front of the small trailer with the edger behind it, they took the edger out and put it to the side in order to grab the mower, they also tried to take my extended hedge trimmer but failed to cut that lock. So I don't know if you guys have the same type of stalk then steal situations overthere, but here in LA, they practically have it to a science now.
WJ Landscape Maintenance
Red Trailer- 4'x6'
Enclosed Trailer- 6'x12'

4 Commercial Honda Lawnmowers (HRC216K2HXA)
1 27" Tru-cut Reel Lawnmower
1 Power Trim Edger (200-8)
2 Stihl Blower (Br500)
2 Echo Blower (PB755H)
1 Echo Blower (PB413H)
1 Astron Weedwacker
1 Kawasaki Weedwacker
1 Echo Extended Hedge Trimmer (HCA-265)
1 Astron Hedge Trimmer
1 Echo Chainsaw
Assorted Hand Tools
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