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Got my hedge trimmer stolen..but I got it back!

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by Tom'sLandscapeDesign, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    If the guy with the gun has a carrying permit,and didn't display it and the thief admitted stealing the trimmer,what law did he break? The cops by me were useless when I had my new redmax stolen,didn't want to be bothered,I would have done the same thing as him minus the gun,just bring my weightlifter son,what laws would I be breaking if I had the receipt with the serial #s and they matched ?
  2. Cummins343

    Cummins343 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 2,468

    Man were talking about making people lie face down in the dirt, or beat the crap out of them. Were a bunch of tough guys arent we? Bunch of hardasses on here.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    That's the way I see it, too.

    Bringing along your 250 pound muscular friend falls under the same category,
    intimidation by 'show of force' I believe is called strong arm robbery.

    That's why he should have just went and got the dang thing, blocking the dude in doesn't make it much better,
    although I can see that he didn't want the guy to start running.

    At the same rate you would never catch ME behind some shopping center trying to sell YOU a trimmer!
    If it was my trimmer you can darn well get over my house lol
    I would be far less afraid if you and several of your friends came over than if you told me to meet you behind some shopping center...
    And I could be wrong but I just don't think you'd see me there.

    So this fellow was either extremely foolish...
    Well, that he was regardless.
    Or trying to get rid of a hot item by any means necessary.

    I do believe the chances that it really was the trimmer in question are pretty good.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  4. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,956

    Gee whiz, you let him off easy. Personally, I would not have taken the gun. I would have taken some pepper spray, zap him with it, bind his wrist and ankles with a few large zip ties, and THEN threaten him. Cheers!
  5. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    only thing I might have done different was tell cops your meeting a guy who you suspect just stole your hedger earlier that day..let them decide if they want to check it out with you.
  6. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    yes, that is what should have happened. However, if a gun was not pulled then you really didnt do anything that would call for serious charges anyway. Your lucky.
  7. decypher

    decypher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Any professional dealer should have that serial number on file. The receipt of purchase should also list the serial #. Match the numbers. 'Nuff said.
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  8. volvotech

    volvotech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    That's a terrible idea! Somehow, it sounds like a great idea right now though. :)

    NEWIMAGE09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I just had mine stolen out of target parking lot a couple of weeks ago in gainesville ga. i've been checking craigslist and flea market and no luck yet. However when i do find the pos that stoled them, i guarantee he wont be so lucky!!
  10. rockerchris

    rockerchris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I know you already found it, but if you put it on a credit card then it would be "insured" for up to 90 days by the credit card company. Just thought I would reveal this little known feature in case anyone else has there brand new equipment stolen.

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