Went out to get in the car this morning, and someone had gone through my glove box and door pockets and dumped all the stuff in the floor.
Further investigation showed they did the same to the SB’s car.
Now… nothing was missing, because neither of us keeps anything of value in our cars. And I am really unsure about how they got in my car. I am usually very good about locking it at night (although I have been known to forget occasionally, which I assume I must have here).
The SB’s car is always unlocked because otherwise the top gets slashed. Convertibles should always be left unlocked and empty if you want to protect the top.
So while the person took nothing… not even any of my CD’s – which they opened the case of, but I suppose found nothing to their liking, the case holding mostly classical and old rock and roll – I find that I am annoyed.
I know that there are lots of criminals that do that at night… troll for unlocked cars and just take anything of value (it’s why I leave nothing of value in my car). But it ticks me off that they think it’s fine to do that. Just go around and take people’s stuff. And it bugs me that there’s someone doing that in my neighborhood… right in my driveway,,, while I am sleeping just inside my house. Sneaky little bastards.
But what can I do? (I mean besides being more careful about locking my door, which, really, I usually am). Crime in my neighborhood is really fairly low – the rich neighborhoods have far more break-ins, what with them having stuff to steal. I can’t sit in the dark in my yard waiting for someone to come by and molest my car and then pounce. 1) I am not good at pouncing, and 2) Heck, now that they’ve been through once with no results, why would they come back?
But it still annoys me.
I could move – but is there anywhere better than where I am? I think not.. there’s crime everywhere.
I could move to a place with a garage. I’ve always wanted a house with a garage. But I am very conflicted about that. I’m probably going to have the house we are in paid for in 6 years or so… would I really want to start over with another 30 year mortgage? When I can have this house (albeit with no garage) free and clear soon?
Nothing to do for it, I suppose, except take the opportunity to rant a little on my blog.
At least whoever rifled us was neat, and didn’t leave the car doors open for the interior lights to wear down the battery. Very polite, I suppose, as far as criminals go.
I don’t think there’s anything in my car / registration folder that could lead to ID theft, but maybe I’ll sign up for a year of credit monitoring, just in case – that has to be cheaper than moving to a new house.