So I mow part-time, I use a '97 Nissan pickup to tow a trailer with my equipment and I get home around 8:30 pm, park my trailer and equipment in the garage, lock the doors to everything and go to sleep. My wife being the early riser she is wakes me up at 5 am and informs me that my pickup sounds like crap, what did I do. Sleepily I tell her it was running fine when I parked it last nite. Well, this causes me to get up and go check things out and lo and behold there is a missing part between the pipes from the engine running back to the muffler. I drive it laughing at first thinking just needs new pipe. I take it to the muffler place, he says "someone" probably stole my catalytic converter. I get to thinking about the "clean" cuts and sure enough makes total sense. Cost--$297 to repair because I was "lucky" they didn't take the sensors too. Anyway, so I find out that the catalytic converter is worth probably $500 as scrap because of the platinum in it. This pickup is worth maybe $2000 book value, should have done it myself--ha. It's fixed now, but he informs me that he does 6+ jobs like this a week. Makes me wonder, but anyway. 16 lb spud bar upside the head of the person(s) responsible for this would tend to make me feel better. My only hope is that the money went to a good cause, like feeding a family or something like that, not drugs or booze. Anyway, just venting.