Sooo angry - You won't believe what happened today!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMusicMan, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    I am simply amazed at the audacity of some people and this has left me so angry.

    Jen called me this morning at 8:30 just as she was leaving with the kids to take them to school in floods of tears to tell me that someone had during the night, stolen the bonnet off her car!!!!!:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::-?:-?:-?:-?:-?

    Yup - you did read that correctly... the bonnet from her brand new Fiesta vTech had been surgically removed during the night from right on our driveway. No mess, no scratches, bolts 'n all... totally gone.. zappo... can you believe it... some people eh...? I am quite stunned right now.:x

    Makes me so angry... am now at home waiting for my insurance company to come and take the car away for repair and for a replacement car to arrive for Jen.

    Anyone had similar experiences...?
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2004
  2. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    That is just unbelievable. Have never heard of anything like that before. Some people indeed......
  3. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle Member


    thats horrible!

    we had the top stolen off our granite mushroom......

    not really the same! (but that happened in the dead of night too! and wouldv bin quite heavy to take away!)
  4. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    I was staying in Liverpool in September and had the airbags swiped.
    They broke in through the door (rendering it unlockable), left the CD player, left the CDs, left the bottles of wine, but took the airbags!
    Completely stuffed up my journey (I was taking an American friend up to Glasgow, via a few places she wanted to visit). I had to turn round and go home, leaving her to catch the train.

    If anyone in Liverpool gets offered two Focus airbags - they are mine!
  5. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    I have heard of cars stolen but this one is just unreal,What on earth are they going to do with that?:-o
  6. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Still stunned... I took this pic cos I can't really believe what I see as I look outside my bay window....

  7. trombelle

    trombelle Member

    Our car was stolen in Newcastle when we were visiting family. Wasn't hard to find it though, they had driven it about 50 yards down the road and helpfully ripped off the steering whell with a nearby fence post.

    And they left us the steering wheel.

  8. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    I had my broke into once. They took a broken bass speaker! They must have seen it when I was disconnecting it. The fact is, they left everything else! By Blaupunt Stereo £100ish. my Skate-board £250!

    Crettins!! :-?
  9. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    wow some people... thats completely ridiculous.

    what is the point??
  10. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    I've had my Tuba stolen from my car in Glasgow, then dumped down a back alley. The drive home to Preston was interesting and cold!

    My girlfriend had a Diesel Escort stolen from her drive, whilst everyone was in bed in bedrooms NEXT to the drive (in a bungalow!!)

    Also had a Car Radio nicked, even tho I had the faceplate in my pocket !!
  11. IckleSop

    IckleSop Active Member

    John I work for a motor insurance company any probs give me a bell (i'll shout at them!) if repairs arnt good enough ecT!
  12. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    My dad once had his car broken into. All they took was a half empty packet of fags, an empty clipper lighter and a pair of cheap plastic sunglasses. Funny thing was, his laptop was in the passenger seat footwell and they left it!!
  13. danbaldwin

    danbaldwin New Member

    I was also a victim of car crime (albeit a much less unusual one) this morning.

    I came out of the house this morning to find that my car had been broken in to. They stole my stereo and CD multi-changer (complete with CDs) and a gore-tex coat. I am not too concerned about the loss of the items, all of which can be replaced, but I can't understand why they had to break in to it in a manner which would cause the maximum possible damage?

    They have bent back the top of the passenger door away from the roof of the car in order to get their hand in to open the door from the inside. This will undoubtedly mean that I am going to need a new door. Why didn't they just smash the window - a £50 repair rather than a £500 one?

    It just seems a lot of trouble to go to just to steal items that they will probably only get £20 for down the pub tonight.

    I would have gladly given them £50 to **** off and leave my car alone and save myself all the hassle of getting it fixed, and the loss of my insurance excess and no claims.
  14. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    I actually had my car broken into outside a bandroom.
    They had broken the window, nicked all the cd's, but left the player and everything else alone.
    What really got to me was that they actually left a note saying, " I suppose there is a market for this type of crap cd comewhere".

    I was livid. Fortunately my flugel player was in the CID, and there was a car there in minutes of me finding what had happened.
    The culprits were tracked down within weeks, but my cds weren't.
  15. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    When I was young my dad had a bonnet stolen from his mini. As he parked outside the pub (The Hare and Hounds in UpHolland!) he noticed a grey mini van in the car park with no bonnet. When he came out of the pub the grey mini had gone and so had my dad's mini's bonnet.

    I've never heard of anything similar since.

  16. Hollie

    Hollie Member

    It's soo pointless, just taking a bonnet! These people, I suppose, find it fun to cause as much trouble for people as possible.
  17. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    I'd imagine that it would take at least two people and some time to do something like this.

    My father once had the front turn indicators cut from his car while it was parked in his driveway - like John's incident, very neatly done. Only noticed because they didn't work when expected.

    One of my friends had a bizzare theft also. In the US, many states have license (registration) plates where the metal plate remains on the car and a sticker is affixed to indicate that the registration has been renewed for the year. Someone carefully took a pair of tinsnips and cut my friends plate to remove just the sticker. Since the sticker is on the rear plate, he didn't know until pulled over by the police for not displaying the proper sticker.
  18. Di

    Di Active Member

    Sooooo mean and such an inconvenience more than anything. Just can't believe the lengths some people will go to though.

    My mum and dad had their caravan stolen off their drive (a steeply sloping one at that) at around 2am in the morning. It had wheel clamp and everything. Apparently someone had seen a car parked around the corner not long before the van was removed and people walking up to the road. To think that they manually shifted this thing down the hill without it running off from them (it was a 16 foot van, and heavy). It must have taken some doing.
  19. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    my dad had his car broken into a while back and all they stole was his lunchbox with his sarnies in for work.... :rolleyes: :-D

    someone stole the back window off our caravan once as well. left the rest of it with radio and everything intact, jus took the back window off and scarpered!
    u have to worry about some people really....
  20. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Some people are just so mean and nasty! If that happened to me I'd be a wreck...Dad would go mental!
    I hope you sort it out and the nasties get there just deserves!