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Old 03-28-2007, 02:20 PM   #11
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I always take my keys with me and lock my doors when I am getting gas. It is a habit with me, to lock the doors when ever I get out of the car and it the first thing I do when I get back in. You never know who is watching.
I agree JoAnn. The segment on the news made me think twice. I also keep my purse on the floor rather than the seat.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:29 PM   #12
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One time I was watching the news from England, and they caught this on film. A car had come up to a stop sign and from the back, this motor scooter came up to the side door and before you knew it the guy on the scooter opened the side door and took the purse right off of the ladies lap. He slammed the door and turned around and was gone. My gosh, it was so quick. The poor lady just sat there in shock. It just made me sick to see this.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:55 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing - I have Lojack in my new car and also a kill switch. If someone tried to take my car it would only drive a very short way before the motor would turn off.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:05 PM   #14
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I think I will get that on my next new car as well..(Lojack) It is really neat. Then maybe you can just add it on an existing car?..I dunno. Oh Well, I am more worried about my ladies than the car. I can buy another car. Know what I mean? Or rather the insurance company can buy another.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:27 PM   #15
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we`ve got a whole glove compartment in our car full of those bits of paper

only in the UK they put them on the Front Window under the wiper and demand Money
Have you got a glove compartment stuffed with money too? where was it you said you lived?
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:33 PM   #16
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One time I was watching the news from England, and they caught this on film. A car had come up to a stop sign and from the back, this motor scooter came up to the side door and before you knew it the guy on the scooter opened the side door and took the purse right off of the ladies lap. He slammed the door and turned around and was gone. My gosh, it was so quick. The poor lady just sat there in shock. It just made me sick to see this.
Unfortunately that does happen, especially in London. It's not a good idea to have handbags or watches etc in view. Or mobile phones either.

Some months back, our daughter's home was broken into during the night while she and her daughter were asleep upstairs. The burglars stole her handbag, with car keys in it, ( it was on the kitchen table) then drove away in her car!
I was just soooo relieved that our daughter didn't hear them and go downstairs. That just doesn't bear thinking about!
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:04 AM   #17
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In my area I usually do not leave home alone. It is not uncommon for Horace Smith and Dan Wesson to Accompany me. If they are busy then maybe John Browning or Sam Colt will travel with me. I have many other friends that sometimes go with me on a as needed basis.
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I always make a habit of observing my surroundings. Especially when I'm out using my metal detector. Here I am, with a piece of expensive electronics in my hand, who knows what kind of goodies in my pouch, and I'm wearing big clunky earphones that partially mask out the surrounding noises. If I'm in a questionable area, I've been known to uncover one ear to listen to the surrounding noises.

I keep my vehicle locked. Just on the out chance that someone's picked the lock and is waiting inside, I like to look in the back seat before I get in.

If, for any reason, you have trouble inserting your door key into the door to unlock it, immediately look around to see if someone is sneaking up on you. A toothpick, jammed into the lock and snapped off, makes a wonderful distraction.
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Have you got a glove compartment stuffed with money too? where was it you said you lived?
naaah, just Parking Tickets
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:02 AM   #19
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Biggest burglar site in our otherwise SAFE suburb is at the neighborhood swimming pools especially at swim meets. Many people leave purses, wallets, cell phones, etc. in plain view not realizing or imagining that thieves would be targeting them. Some of the burglaries have been to owners who have admitted to leaving their cars unlocked during the competitions.
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