Once again

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by theminigardener7, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. mtc2010

    mtc2010 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Last edited: May 2, 2010
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It boils down to temptation, which target to pick, ultimately temptation can hit anyone thou...
    Leave a $100,000 worth of hundred dollar bills in a see-through plastic bag sitting someplace
    and wonder how many folks would still do the right thing...

    Not saying that makes it right.

    Enclosed trailer, late model truck, brand new equipment, all this is a sign.
    Some might think of it as advertising, perhaps it is.

    And maybe them scrub looking guys ain't so dumb after all.

    Soon as someone needs it worse than you.
    Last edited: May 4, 2010
  3. below_ground

    below_ground LawnSite Member
    from UK
    Messages: 1

    Looks interesting ProMo - thanks for the link!
  4. GrassIsGreenerLawnCare

    GrassIsGreenerLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 636

    doesnt suprise me that the cops didnt do anything. this is why i have such disrespect for cops. they will spend more time harrassing some old lady on a traffic stop than want to help find some scumbag hoodrat stealing highdollar equipment. u know why right??? cuz they arent makin any money off finding ur stuff....but they make a killing on traffic stops and useless crap that we barely even need them for. youd be better off doing your own investigation or hiring a private detective (not affiliated w/police) if you truly want to get ur stuff back. good luck man. i hope u catch em.

    p.s. escalade?? makes u think of how many other mowers and equipment these "wankstas" have stolen to buy an escalade. probly havent worked a day in there life either. gotta love em
  5. TSB group

    TSB group LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Thats a pretty unfair generalization of police officers. Is it your thinking that you can call in a description and they can just start pulling people over? They call that profiling now (thank your local liberal). If many people knew what kind of restrictions most cops had now, they would just do things the old fashion way....beat down. The truth is, you are probably not half as tough as the team of guys stealing your stuff, and if you pull a weapon...guess who goes to jail.

    Short of an attack alligator named elvis on your trailer (ala Miami Vice) locking your stuff with a chain is the best its going to be. I have that same issue everytime I mow in someones back yard. I take random passes by my equipment to check things out. The fact of the matter is for these theifs, its how they make a living. Its dishonest and horrible to a hard working man, but they are quite good at it.

    Insurance is there for a reason, do your due dilagence, and hope for the best. You cannot stop a motivated theif. They are ballsy and highly skilled. Cops end up getting sued more often than not because these guys know how to play the game start to finish. Its almost a no win situation.

    Damn I miss the good ole western days where scores were settled with a peacemaker.

    And as always, don't forget to vote Democrat! Criminals are people too!

  6. Bibbee Lawn Care

    Bibbee Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    Sorry to hear that, I can't believe how mad I get when I hear these stories.....
  7. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Maybe a private type police force is what we need? A company you could hire to do what the city or county police wont do for you. Kind of like blackwater for the military, but a civilian version to handle things like this, or whatever you hire them for. Im sure this has been discussed before though. I think its a great idea, and things would get done too I bet!! I dont know of any laws that would prevent such a private police/security team?
  8. ken gustafson

    ken gustafson Inactive
    Messages: 237

    What would be a real eye opener is if you really knew how much in trailer theft is really going on besides lawn equipment. 2005 number was 45 BILLION Dollars.. when I started my company in 1999 it was "only" 5 BILLION.....so theft could be a 60 billion dollar event now. Just so every one knows....theft goes way beyond the talk.....Ken
  9. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Why would I go to jail if I catch em redhanded taking my stuff if I whip out the peacemaker? Cause you better believe its in my pocket. I didnt say shoot em but let em know their ass is in a real pinch.
  10. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,887

    Minigardner, sorry to hear about your stuff. I know the "feels like I was punched in the stomach" feeling as you stand there in disbelief with your jaw on the pavement.
    Hope your insurance helps.

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