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06-04-2009 04:34 PM  9 years agoPost 1
heliraptor10

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kokomo, in-US

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I haven't had the chance to fly the past couple of days,
because I've had a pretty bad week so far.

Tuesday morning I woke up to my house having been burglarized.

While my family and I slept.

There was insulation everywhere in my house making a trail that went to my crawlspace in the laundry room.

I called the cops and the Apt super (who assured me there is no way someone could have got in that way).

The cop and a maintenance guy went up into the attic area and sure enough there was a hole in the firewall between apartments.

The "firewall" was drywall.

The cop then investigated my neighbors to see if any of the stolen stuff was there, and of course it was long gone by then.
And though the cop explained why he came to their apartment,
all of the neighbors just see it as us calling the cops and NARCing on them.

About $1000 in video games and systems were stolen, including my son's XBOX and my wife's DS, and many old school systems and games that were all packed up.

This is the beautiful part,
The officer says that though he knows for a fact that someone came from that apartment and broke into ours, there is no proof who did it so he can't do anything.

The Apt Super didn't even seem to care,
you'd think that would be the kind of thing that would get people evicted.

The Super must have known that the Apts had to be in some way liable for this,
because she didn't hesitate to let us out of the lease.

And we moved,
we haven't stayed there since then and now all of our valuables (that weren't stolen-my helis were untouched) have been moved,
we just have to go back for the furniture.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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06-04-2009 06:35 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Heli Bob

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I'm so sorry for the thing you and you're family lost but the good thing is they didn't touch you guys to hurt someone the same similar thing happened to my father (rest in peace)my father got sick and a rescue truck took him to the hospital and by the time my brother got to get some pajamas 2 hour later they took the 46 plasma TV all the ring chains etc... piggies bank etc.. all most everything i know how you feel.

PS and hi lives in a gated community

Beam E4(md-500e),Gaui 200,T-Rex 500,E-flight MCX.

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06-04-2009 07:38 PM  9 years agoPost 3
heliraptor10

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kokomo, in-US

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Thanks Bobby,
I am very grateful that we came through ok.

RunRyder,
sorry for misplacing the post,
I put it in the ESKY area, because that is where most of the people who talk to me are.
Thank you for not closing it, and moving it.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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06-05-2009 04:32 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Melnic

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This sucks!
Things like this make me want to take matters into my own hands!
Like if anyone TOUCHED my kids I'd likely do something "non Christian" if you know what I mean.
Comming through the building like that is obsurd. I can't believe they can't do anything. The renters had to be aiding and abeting. You may be better off in cival court but even that's a stretch.
Did you have Renters insurance?

When we were in a townhouse, our firewall was drywall which was fire retardant. I always worried about this sort of thing cause the inner units were all rented as they were owned by the county on a land swap deal w/ the county (something we found out AFTER we purchased the house).

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06-05-2009 04:48 AM  9 years agoPost 5
SilverEagle2

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My house was also hit on Tues afternoon. They ripped my 52" right off the wall and ran. Only consolation is that they dropped it on the way out. Hope it does not even turn on your buggers.

Wife feels sick and violated, I feel like ........

Sorry, but I soo feel your pain right now.

Wait..what!?!?! No, that can't be!

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06-05-2009 06:32 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Harshflyer

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How many of us have renters insurace? Thats a good topic. After the fact.

I have been kicking it around for awhile, I am calling my agent tomorrow.

I am sorry to hear about your loss. It makes me SICK,... to think about some scumbag sneaking around my,(your) house while we are sleeping.

410 right in the knees.

Still asking why

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06-05-2009 07:51 PM  9 years agoPost 7
heliraptor10

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No insurance,
with the cops not caring,
and the building owners no caring,
I continually consider what I could do.

But I can't take things into my own hands,
even though we don't live there now,
it wouldn't be a wise idea.

The neighborhood is rough,
and it could turn uglier (pretty ugly already) real quick.

I still just don't believe it.

I'm not ignorant,
I know what kind of world this is,
but when it happens to you

It changes the way you look at everything around you.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
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06-05-2009 08:10 PM  9 years agoPost 8
SilverEagle2

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Glad I am insured, but more happy that the wife now wants to take some training in case it happens to us again.

Sorry again about your loss, but glad no human cost was associated.

Wait..what!?!?! No, that can't be!

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06-06-2009 06:06 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Hughes500Pilot

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Anaheim, CA

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Rarely do I chime in on these topics... But in this case I just have to...

First off, I'm sorry to hear this happened to you. But let's be truly grateful you and your family were not hurt.

Now on to my comments... And I dont want to come off like a dic&... But, I am only trying to point out facts...
No insurance
As much as we think it will never happen to us, we all know it can. You have to step back, take a good hard look around your home and ask how much is this stuff really worth? Is it worth it to have insurance. Thats a choice everyone has to make. Bottom line, theft is just one small aspect. What really hurts is if a fire hits. Thats when you can loose everything.
with the cops not caring
Lets be honest, a cop is just doing his job. He has to follow the law. If there is no probable cause to make an arrest of the next door neighbor, then he can't do it. I know, you know and the cop knows the next door neighbor is more then likely involved, but the law is the law...
and the building owners no caring
Not to be rude - just a hard fact... But why should they?
I continually consider what I could do
Actually, there are many things you could do.

1. Get a dog. Doesnt have to be a big dog. Just one you let sleep in the house. If anything gets in, he will bark. Best damn alarm in the world. And if you have a big dog, the bad guy is getting bit!

2. Motion sensor lights/alarms. You only need one or two. Just enough to let you know somone is in your home. More often then not, if the bad guy hears it - he is outta there. They only cost $20 at Radio Shack.

3. A gun. And know how to use it. And more importantly, be willing to use it. Even if you just pop a few rounds in the general direction of the bad guy without hitting him, trust me, he is not going to stick around... When the cops get there, you say "I thought he was holding a weapon and I feared for my familys life." No jury in the world is going to find you at fault for killing a bad guy - even if it turns out he was not armed.. Come on, he was in your home, as you and your kids sleep. Just be sure to say the magic words... It looked like he was holding a gun and I feared for my family's safety."

In the end, suff is just stuff. Sure it sucks to have it stolen. And it sucks even more to have ot stolen without insurance. But, just imagine how you would feel if he did something to your kids... I truly think you are one of the luckiest guys in the world... You most valuable items - your family - are safe and sound...

-Steve

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06-07-2009 05:42 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Heli_KV

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Sorry to hear of this, heliraptor! But please take into account, that it could be significantly worse.

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06-07-2009 06:01 PM  9 years agoPost 11
GyroFreak

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Sorry to hear of this. I live in one of those great states that allow licensed concealed weapon carry. I carry all the time. Have I ever been robbed or assaulted, no but I am prepared. In your case you could not prepare for scum bag that would rob you while your family is sleeping. If you decide to keep a weapon in the house you must be fully trained. You don't want to shoot a family member who got up to take a pee in the dark.
Again, sorry for your invasion.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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06-07-2009 10:06 PM  9 years agoPost 12
heliraptor10

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I haven't seen a single thing I disagree with here,
except
With the "why should the building owners care?"

I don't expect them to do anything for me (without legal action),
but you'd think the property damage and all that might at least get the people in question kicked out.

I actually hope (now) that nothing else happens to them,
as I do not want my family to fall victim to a drive by.

We've found a new home,
in a much nicer neighborhood.

I am very grateful to the friends and family that have helped me,
and extremely grateful that it wasn't worse.

I only hope this is the end of it,
because a good chunk of that neighborhood is united against us,
and we get cursed at everytime we go back.

So we don't take our boy and we don't go back alone

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
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06-07-2009 10:52 PM  9 years agoPost 13
GyroFreak

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Indiana has concealed weapons permits. Sounds like you should go for a permit, even if don't plan to carry. When you have to go into bad areas it would be nice to know you can carry if need be.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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06-08-2009 12:00 AM  9 years agoPost 14
DavidR

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If you are in my ouse in the middle of the night...univited, You ain't leaving get a gun, learn how to use it!

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