My Stuff Is Not Your Stuff

Why do people think that what is mine, is theirs?

I went out to my truck at 5:30 this morning to get in my truck to drive to the airport and found the inside of my truck to be trashed.  The center console was tipped up and everything was thrown into the back seat.  The glove box was open and everything was on the passenger side floor.

Luckily I had nothing of value in my truck.  They got away with my change and a bag full of hotel brand ink pens.  Woo hoo!

It was partly my fault because I forgot to lock my doors, but this still pisses me off to no end.  I live in a decent neighborhood in the burbs and still I have to worry about people taking my stuff!  This is the second time in a little over a month that someone has broken in to one of my vehicles!

I remember growing up in the country.  We never locked our doors to our house or cars.  We left the keys in the ignition at all times.  Nothing ever got bothered.  Maybe I should move back out to the country…

…or maybe I should invent a lethal alarm system for our vehicles.  If I could figure out a way to rig a tazer to fire when the door opens I would do at this point.  How about rigging the door handle to provide a nice jolt of electric?

I’m going to figure out something.  Time to put that $40,000 electronic engineering degree to good use. 🙂

So, thief beware!  My truck might be the last one you attempt to break into! 🙂

Update: When Momma came home last night she found my bag of hotel brand ink pens lying in the neighbors front yard.  Looks like I just lost about $1.50 in change.


  1. jen says:

    Im so sori this happened to you
    You go for it Jared kick them where it hurts Grrrrrrrrrr to them

  2. Chuck says:

    That sucks! That same thing happened to me a couple of times too. We live in the country now and I still can’t bring myself to leave doors unlocked, even though we’ve never had a problem out here.

    When you rig up the ‘anti-theft’ device make sure you include a camera. I’d love to see the crook get zapped! 🙂

  3. Momo Fali says:

    That’s awful Jared! I think a nice jolt of electricity is a great idea! Just make sure you disable it before YOU reach for that door handle!

  4. I hate to hear that.

    You don’t happen to live in Memphis do you? I think the burbs around here are worse than the city itself.

    I agree with Chuck. I want to see some pictures. You know those would be all over Digg if were able to get some good ones.


  5. Honeybell says:

    Oh Jared, I’m sorry. That stinks. I love the name of the post though 😀

  6. Jared says:

    Jen: Grrrrrr 🙂

    Chuck: A camera is a great idea. I’ve been thinking about wiring up a camera on the outside of the house pointed down the driveway, but an up close and personal in-cab view would be great!

    Momo: Yup. I would feel real bad if, here in a couple years, Ace grabbed it and got bit. Hmmm..I have to really think this one through…

    Tyler: Nope, Columbus, OH. I’m starting to think the same about C-Bus. If I do build this and rig up a camera, I’ll be sure to post the pics. 🙂

  7. Jared says:

    Honeybell: Thanks!

  8. Johnny says:

    Dude, That sucks !!!!! I had my apartment broken into once.. It sucked and I moved out the following week after not being able to sleep at night…

  9. john says:

    hey do the camera thing. if you hook up something to zap some one you’ll probly get sued. vague memory of some one up in northern wi. hooking a gun up to his cabin door because of break’ins and shot someone in the legs. besides you may get interesting videos of yourself we’d like to see .lol!