You wont believe this!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clallen03, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Anyone who read my reply concerning coins, the guy is in jail this morning and they impounded his car too. Yeah, sometimes we are the hammers.
  2. tomgolfs44

    tomgolfs44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Had a two week old snapper commercial 21" ($900) stolen out of my trailer as I was blowing a backyard on a day when my help was "sick". If this EVER happened to you, you would not have bought that blower.
  3. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Now what you can do is when you see the guys car in the driveway around the corner ,knock on the door and say can you have the reciept for the blower( dealers reciept) and say you would like it for warranty purposes, it will be interesting what is reaction is. :)
  4. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Look Im not going to confront this guy about this blower. If the police does not have it reported stolen then there is no reason for me to do this. If it comes up stolen then the police will be doing the confronting. Im not in law enforcement, Im in the lawn care industry.
  5. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    I havnt seen any body tell you to confront the guy ?? but i am saying go round with a couple of beers and say what a great blower it is goes really great is it still under warranty ??? etc can you have the warranty card for later ???

    Anyway you have done the right thing with the police ,i still agree with you buying it, a lot of people beleive in the hog wash dont buy it ,but they will only sell to some else around the corner, but people like us can buy stuff cheap and then we can try and get it back to the rightful owner, while others wont, i hope it goes well for you. :)
  6. 128Steve

    128Steve LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    So you buy stolen equipment to get it back to the rightful owner? If you think what you are doing makes sense; you are in for a surprise. Knowingly buying stolen equipment is a crime. Deal with it. If a reasonable person would know something ain't right, then you are in trouble. And with your knowledge in the lawn care area, well then double trouble for you.

    I guess you buy dope to keep it away from children.:dizzy: Makes just as much ridicules sense.

    The only "hog wash" going on here is your false assertion that you are doing the right thing by buying stolen goods.
  7. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    For one you do not know if its stolen, but if you suspect it is and its cheap buy it, get the guys ,rego,description and dont handle it to much (finger prints) etc ....then take it to police station and run the serial numbers etc if it is stolen the rightful owner gets it back/ person charged etc.

    Now not always is some thing stolen because its cheap, pawn brokers offer $60- for $500 items every day.

    Now lets try 128STEVES way, i get my stilh blower stolen and the thief asks Steve whether he would like to buy it cheap, Steves says no (he suspects its stolen) and dosn't want to be a party to this type of thing, the police tell him if he buys stolen property he is helping contribute to the problem.

    So the thief sells it to the bloke around the corner, goes on he merry way happy got cash in his pocket and smile on his face, he does not get prosacuted and i will never see my blower again and he will steal again.

    Steves got a smug smile on his face to as he tells everybody some one try to sell him suspected stolen property and he said no , you are a great bloke Steve but i will not be relying on you to get my stolen blower back ...unless you have a better idea ???.......and remember you cant go to the police because some one offered you some thing cheap.
  8. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Yes its good to see some one had the sense to offer a cheap price for the coin collection, he didnt take it but lucky the girl in the shop knew his if Mr 123 steve was around the bloke would not be in jail or his car impounded and Steve would have that smug grin on his face at the dinner time when he relates the story of fobbing off some one trying to sell him stolen goods. :)
  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Im with general landscaping in post #12 report to cops and try to get in touch with the REAL owner. Also, after I bought it and the guy is walking away, I would straight out say ''you stole this didn't you.'' and buying stolen goods does not support it because that just means the next guy is going to buy it.
  10. 128Steve

    128Steve LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103


    I am not going to argue with you. You buy a blower which you have reason to believe is stolen; It is a crime period. Committing a crime to solve a crime is lunacy.

    Possibly going to jail to get a guy his blower back is stupid. So, you go be that stupid person.

    You forget the fact when I am offered something stolen, I call 911 right then and there. Problem solved. If not stolen, no problem. If stolen, you get your blower back.

    You may be the greatest lawn care operator around. You are just plain wrong when it comes to the law.

    But feel free to act on your ignorance. I understand your intentions are good, but your actions can land you in jail.

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