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And, on the subject of neighbors... - The Rancho Commons — LiveJournal
Note to self: no whining, no slacking
And, on the subject of neighbors...
We have one family in the neighborhood who just doesn't "belong." They are straight up thugs. Two days ago two of the kids that come and go over at that house, not occupants I don't think, were shooting a basketball at the goal in our driveway... with our car parked right under it. DUH! I was out the door before they could shoot a second time but they were walking up the street already (because they knew from experience that we don't allow people to use our things without permission.) I yelled out, "Don't be using the goal without permission, guys!" to which the older/bigger one replied, "Okay!"

Today, our car has been keyed down both sides, nearly all the panels. It is obvious, malicious, and untraceable. I am furious and I can't do a thing about it. COWARDS! I guess we'll be calling the insurance company. I would call the cops but I'm sure they can't do anything about it. The real problem, as I see it, is that I can't guard against this happening again, really. And again, and again.

I do work nights and I have a lot of them off, however. I could sit up and watch if it becomes a repeat problem.

I sure would like to catch them so I could give them some gospel tracts.

Now I have to go check my other car.

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curious_corax From: curious_corax Date: April 12th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
   Man, I'm angry just reading about it, but I was already annoyed from this morning.
   My Vanagon was keyed last year. Where it happened I have no idea. It could have been a couple of weeks before I noticed it.
   There was a news story here a while back about a guy who caught kids breaking inito his car on a hidden camera at night. It was, unfortunately, too dark too see them clearly. It's a tough situation.
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: April 12th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Motion lighting + camera = could mean success! Or scaring them off first...
curious_corax From: curious_corax Date: April 13th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
   A strobe light! Dazzle and freezeframe them before they have tiime to get scared.
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: April 12th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Pilot!?! Ug... I'm sorry about that. I'm sure you're beyond frustration! I would definitely look into some camera equipment. At Fry's, an electronics store here...you can get all kinds of stuff, and it's really not that expensive. I'm sure you could find some nifty stuff at a good price somewhere online. Newegg...or something like that. It would be easy to aim a camera on the driveway and probably record on a continuous loop to a VCR if not straight to your computer.

It would be worth it if you caught them in the act. I suppose it would be too much of a pain to pull the more important vehicle inside the fence?
sweet3mich From: sweet3mich Date: April 12th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my gosh!!! That sucks majorly! I'd still make a report with the police, even if they can't do anything, at least you have it on record should anything else happen.

I hope this won't be a continuing issue for you.
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