Car Vandalism

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by richard_wallace, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. richard_wallace

    richard_wallace Formula 3
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    Feb 6, 2004
    Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Richard Wallace
    I travel every week for the company I work for... I typically reside in a certain city for a year or so... So they put me up in a nice area in a corprorate apartment. I am in Ann Arbor, Mich currently... So I get to the corp apartment late last night 12:30am and get up and out the door at 6:30am this morning.. And what do I find? My Infinity FX45 with the windows smashed in - and the only thing missing is my radar dector (there were 20 DVDs MP3 Player, CD's, etc - but were not taken)... What a pain in the butt... and a mess of glass.

    Last year I was on location in Chicago (Naperville area) - and my Jaguar XKR had all 4 tires slashed...

    Year before that my Porsche 968 was keyed in St. Louis (Creve Cour area)...

    I have now decided that once per year - I will plan on such events... And I am thinking about switching to a beat up 87 Honda (or something) for my work car...

    But as my buddy mentioned - at least you weren't driving your 355 Spider :)
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  3. mrdigital

    mrdigital Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    Buy a jeep and put a nascar sticker on it.
    Nobody will mess with it then.
  4. lukek

    lukek Formula 3

    May 2, 2003
    San Francisco
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    I had my car vandalized, too. I am thinking about inventing a camera device for cars. Memory flushes every 15 minutes if the motion or proximity detector does not go off. How hard could it be?
  5. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    Apr 3, 2001
    Austin, TX
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    ooh! good tip!
  6. 4re512M

    4re512M Rookie

    Apr 13, 2004
    Greenwich CT
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    I got a 2 web camera mounted in my car runs off 12V. A lil power dat recorder by sony function as a VCR. I get about 2 hours worth of video when I go clubbing with my car. Never had a problem though. I just worried about a drunk hit and run the parking lot.

    Hope this helps

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  8. lukek

    lukek Formula 3

    May 2, 2003
    San Francisco
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    can you PM me the model numbers and specs?
    Much obliged.

  9. C. Losito

    C. Losito Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2003
    Metro St. Louis
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    Chris Losito
  10. F-passione

    F-passione Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Vandalism like that is very unfortunate. If you owned a Chevy of some sort and took the necessary precautions i.e. parked close to the entrance, under a light and did not have anything visible in the car, I'd be surprised if this kind of thing would happen. IOW, the more bland the vehicle I think reduces this significantly. Something to consider so that your not inconvenienced again.

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