As I got into my car last night the first time after I got back from India, I felt something was amiss. Scared, I looked around — the car seemed alright, the locks were in place, the stereo was there, the A/C was there. But as I looked around more, I found small little things missing here and there. I’m now almost convinced that there was a theft, but what is disturbing is the stuff that was stolen. Here’s my list so far:
* CD visor //with// all my recorded CDs **arghh!!**
* Car freshener (A/C clip on. The refills are there, though)
* Sun screen shield
* A pair of //old, broken// shoes from the trunk
* A brand new tent (again, from the trunk) :-(
* Motorola car phone charger
Thankfully, none of the really critical stuff (documents, music system) were tampered with. I’m having a really hard time figuring out what could have happened. It seems that one seat belt on the rear seat was messed with. My roomie tells me no one took the keys behind my back. When I came, the car was locked and all the windows were closed. What kind of thief would pick out all this weird stuff? Maybe he just ran out of time, who knows.
Anyways, I’m a bit disappointed by the loss of my new tent and the CDs (the shoes, less so). I just hope the thief doesn’t come back for more. In the mean time I’m going to strip down my car of any expensive stuff and start thinking about beefing up the security somehow.
**Update**: I think I see the pattern now. Basically all of the “loose” stuff (that is, stuff that the thief could just grab and run without having to yank/unscrew anything) was stolen. Of that stuff, things he/she didn’t find use for (like documents), were left behind. Given the shoes that were stolen, my guess is that its a he. Rot in hell you sucker!
Spoilt a perfectly good saturday!