WTF! Someone broke into my car...

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timmahtherebel

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Nothing was taken. I came out, the windows were rolled down, all the doors open and moved clear across the lot. I sure as hell didn't do that.

WTF!?!

I was in a panic looking for my car and someone moved it clear across the lot for no apparent reason. Looks like they tried to rummage through all the shit in the trunk I still haven't cleaned up... Least they did me a favor by throwing it all over the ground for the groundskeepers to get...

How do I stop this from happening again? This is kind of scary that someone was able to get into my Geo Metro that easily..

Yes, I do lock my doors. I don't leave the windows open and the rear window has been sealed, so I don't understand how they got in? They hotwired it or something and drove it to the other side?

:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::dunno:
 

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Slim jim or a door wedge of some sort, aka coat hanger or any incline plane. Its not a manual trans by any chance? Also it prolly wouldn't be too hard for say 8 people to PICK UP that type of car. Make sure the window rolley mechanism (yes technical term) is in good shape some can be pushed down a bit. Also if it can be pushed down then other tools can be used. I had to break into a friends Neon after welding class with a piece of 1/16" wire because of course he locked his keys in, cept I went through a cracked open window for the power lock button where up = open. Misaligned lock mechanisms could be shook open.

I know with my truck it would be pretty hard to pry or pop the door EXCEPT with a slim jim. I lock mine for safety reasons because its a manual trans and needs no power to plow through something (or someone) just add a hill. Also thats one other reason I typically leave my wheels turned where I'd go over a curb or worst case tag another car. #1 no tow if it wont go. #2 steering lock, you'd have to pick the warded lock or remove the cylinder to open the steering lock device and in worst case scenario my truck would just do a long 180 if in neutral.
 

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Its an auto but it shifts without applying the brake ( that wasn't introduced till later.. )

I didn't realize that and I checked it today and it seems fined I will look at it just in case...

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You always seems to have some problem with your cars...Luckily for me, if anyone broke into mine, they would just be cleaning if they stole anything. They only thing of any kind of value is a tape adapter for my iPod, and that's like only $10...

I'd test your locks, just to make sure
 

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Ok... will do...

I know.. I don't want to jinx it....

I looked at it, they got in through the hatch..

The clip was rusted and won't close all the way and you can pull it right open..

I used a hammer and some wd-40...
 

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You always seems to have some problem with your cars...Luckily for me, if anyone broke into mine, they would just be cleaning if they stole anything. They only thing of any kind of value is a tape adapter for my iPod, and that's like only $10...

I'd test your locks, just to make sure

Wouldn't it be great if there was someone who collects fast food wrappers and bits of paper for some weird obsession thing and they broke into your car. BAM Clean car by morning. sorry. I'm bored.
 

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I had a whole boatload of useless crap.

Papers, old oil bottles, aerosol, an ANVIL!? wadded up mcdonalds bags, soda cans, wires, ram chips, the old muffler, and the rest was assorted beer bottles and boxes...!

Well leasts its clean now.

GOD!
 

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Dude... it's a Geo Metro... I don't think there is anything you can do. If they want in it, they will get in it... locks only keep away the honest thieves.

Typically the advantage to owning an older (pardon me) POS vehicle is that people don't want to break into it.
 

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Typically the advantage to owning an older (pardon me) POS vehicle is that people don't want to break into it.

Exactly why I own POS cars. I never lock the doors, I usually leave the key in it. No one steals shitty cars. If they want it bad enough they can have it. All the while, secretly hoping someone will steal it so I can get some reparations. ^_^
 

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Writing as a corporate litigation attorney representing a major auto insurance company, let me make it clear that all claims for stolen cars are investigated.

Frankly the auto insurance industry is suspicious when a "beater" vehicle has comprehensive insurance instead of minimum liability coverage.

Shall we say that leaving the keys in an unlocked POS, perhaps with "Please take me!" written in the dust on a window, is a situation encountered previously by insurance adjusters and investigators. Your own conflicting statements might give you away. Or it could be one of your friends who rats you out!

The policy of our client is to file a police report when they think the "theft" of the car was the result of cooperation by the car owner. The penalties for insurance fraud can be severe. A conviction will also make it very difficult to get another insurance policy for any reason in the future.

Consequently anyone thinking of leaving the keys in the car might want to seriously reconsider. Just a friendly hint.
 

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A crow got in my car, and cooked in the hot sun for 2 days before I got to it.

And yeah.. the smell is still there. Although, I did find the time to run it through a car wash vacuum and unloaded an entire trigger bottle of generic febreeze in it. right now im sitting on it waiting for it to dry out.
 

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Exactly right Angela. I've only got liability and PIP... the minimum in FL, which I've forgotten what it is.. but I don't pay an arm and a leg :p
 

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Writing as a corporate litigation attorney representing a major auto insurance company, let me make it clear that all claims for stolen cars are investigated.

Frankly the auto insurance industry is suspicious when a "beater" vehicle has comprehensive insurance instead of minimum liability coverage.

Shall we say that leaving the keys in an unlocked POS, perhaps with "Please take me!" written in the dust on a window, is a situation encountered previously by insurance adjusters and investigators. Your own conflicting statements might give you away. Or it could be one of your friends who rats you out!

The policy of our client is to file a police report when they think the "theft" of the car was the result of cooperation by the car owner. The penalties for insurance fraud can be severe. A conviction will also make it very difficult to get another insurance policy for any reason in the future.

Consequently anyone thinking of leaving the keys in the car might want to seriously reconsider. Just a friendly hint.

well I only have liability on it. so i guess if someone stole it I'm SOL. I only paid $500 for the car so not a huge loss but still $500 is alot of money to me.
 

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Mostly your pos car was stolen to joy ride or possibably do crimes with ...
 
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