Im sure many of you out there have been targeted by those that are too lazy to earn an honest living, recently I was targeted too. I had been out clearing snow and stopped at a grocery store on the way home. I intended to buy two items. I had a Troy Bilt Polar Blast (a mammoth 45" unit that weighs almost 500lbs) and a smaller Toro in the bed of my truck. I had them both strapped down with ratcheting straps. Now normally I will back up to a light pole or other obstruction to deter thievery... but that day I did not. I let my guard down. Within a minute or two of going in the store these buffoons backed up to my truck and dropped the tailgate of both trucks, cut the straps and rolled the equipment onto their truck. The theft took less than a minute to execute. Fortunately the theft was caught on video- and I was very lucky to get my equipment back undamaged.-Albeit almost a month later. The moral of the story: NEVER let your guard down! Use a good strong chain to secure your stuff.