2 years ago, came in on a friday night about 10pm from a big job, burned and beat. Backed the trailer up to the garage door like I had done many times before, not inside just up against the door to keep anyone from dropping the gate. Figured I would unload and put away sat morning, my trailer won't go in the garage because of the pipe rack. Wife got up at 5:00 to get ready for work. I woke up about 5:30am and made the coffee took the wife a cup and she said she heard some bumping a little earlier and looked out in the back yard but didn't see anything, she was planning to go out front and look after she got dressed. I don't usualy get up early on sat. but my son had been begging to go fishing so I figured I would get everything unloaded and put away early so we could run out to the lake while the wife was working. I went and opened the garage door. My truck was at the end of the driveway and the trailer was gone. We are an irrigation conpany and had just finished up a huge job, the trailer was loaded with everything we use, about $40,000 worth of equipment, tools and parts. Called police and they came out to file report. After checking the truck, they explained the meth heads have learned to crawl under the truck with a pry bar and pry on the transmission linkage cable and pop it out of gear to roll the truck out of the way. They say it can be done in less then 2 minutes. We have had about a dozen companies here in oklahoma city cleaned out the same way. They ended up finding my trailer completely stripped, just the frame and wheels left. The thief who stole it has 22 previous felonies for theft and was out on bail awaiting trial when he stole mine. He was also on parole after just finishing 5 years in prison for the same thing. If they had just violated his parole he wouldn't have been on the street. He has just been sentenced to 15 years, eligible for parole in 7. We have built a shop and replaced most everything lost. Everything has locks, alarm and lojak. Insurance only paid about $15000 ( we hadn't increased our insurance since we started our company 3 years prior ). The biggest problem was the loss of income and customers while we were "rebuilding" ( we were down about a month ), and the loss of our sense of security. I have 5 families relying on me for their livelyhood. 2 years later I still wake up in the middle of the night and go out and check on my equipment, locks, alarm etc. My oldest son is 9 and he still asks me sometimes if the bad guys are going to come back and steal his toys or allowance. I haven't slept past 5:00am a single day since. When your sense of security, and family safety is gone, you can't get it back. LOCK UP YOUR STUFF. A TRUCK IN FRONT OF A TRAILER WILL NOT STOP THEM! And to you thieves, if you steal my TV, ok you got me, I'll be pissed off but I'll just buy another one. When you steal the tools I use to feed my children, if I catch you I won't hesitate to fire because in my opinion you are trying to kill my kids. FUKBNG BSDTDS!