Someone tried to steal my rig

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by Richard Martin, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Someone tried to take off with my entire truck, trailer and equipment. I was parked on the side of the road in the grass. It was kind of a busy road out in the country. I was behind the house trimming and came around the front. As soon as I came around the front I saw an older Ford Ranger backed up to the front of my truck. Bear in mind, there was no reason for them to be there other than to steal my truck. As soon as they saw me they tore off and went up the road. My windows were down but the keys were in my pocket. My driver's door wasn't closed all of the way so I know they were in my truck. I got lucky yesterday!
     
  2. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Scary stuff right there
     
  3. thethirstymoose

    thethirstymoose LawnSite Member
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    I bet they weren't
    trying to steal your stuff, but I bet they were trying to steal some things inside your truck, like cell phone, nav. system, money, wallet small stuff, and I bet if you had small items in your trailer, like blowers, trimmers, would have been gone
     
  4. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    this kind of stuff reeally makes me want to invest in an enclosed trailer.
     
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    How about carrying a lazer pointer and thusly scaring the bejeezuz out of them when they sense a red dot hovering around their immediate area. :gunsfirin
     
  6. bjack312

    bjack312 LawnSite Member
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    This works even better when said laser is attached to a large caliber handgun!
     
  7. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They weren't washing his windows either.
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  8. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive got my mowers and handhelds cable locked. Yesterday at a new account, the woman said, "you don't need to worry about your stuff here". Better safe than sorry, i even change my mowing and trimming pattern to one less efficient at times just to get eyes on my stuff every couple of minutes.
     
  9. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Been a few trailer thefts around here. Throw a lock on those safety chains.
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  10. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Those things worked great for clearing traffic when I was patrolling the streets in Baghdad. I would tell my gunner to hit the rearview or side mirror and and they would get out of the way quick:laugh::usflag:
     

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