It doesn't sound like you are helping by bragging about setting off alarms.
If everyone ignores the alarms, then more apathy sets in. What happened to
helping out a neighbor. Especially since everyone is supposed to be
carrying a cell phone now. It should be like a massive set of extra eyes
for the police. Larry in Calgary.
From: Hall, Phillip [mailto:Phillip.Hall@msfc.nasa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 7:40 AM
To: 'Andy Cost'; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: quit messing with my car !!!!
Hay all -
If your area is like this one - alarms are worthless. I guy had his very
expensive stereo ripped from his Honda in broad daylight. It was in a
parking garage and the police said at least 50 people walked by the car
during and after the fact. The car had the alarm blaring, doors open, dash
and interior panels torn apart. The when questioned about nobody calling
the police, the police said people completely ignore car alarms because they
are always going off for no reason. True - I can drive by a line of cars in
my Roadster in first gear at 5000 and set alarms off - great fun!
From: Andy Cost [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2000 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: quit messing with my car !!!!
A warning sign would only make it worse. It's kind of like throwing
gauntlet. I would suggest an alarm with a motion sensor. These
like the ones in the automatic doors at Wal-Mart. When you get
to the door it magically opens. You can set the sensitivity on
so that someone mearly walking by could set it off, or you could set
that someone would have to get in the car before it would trigger
I know alarms don't really deter professional car thieves and stereo
bandits, but it would keep meddling kids away.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2000 1:47 PM
Subject: quit messing with my car !!!!
> GrrrRRRRR !!!! venting time.......
> I've had it w/the folks who roam the parking lot @ my
> Several months ago: went out to my roadster, found big ASS PRINTS
> (it's arizona,,,, you get lots of that here) on my driver's side
> Dammit - you don't SIT on other people's cars!!!!!
> Coupla' weeks after that: found driver's DOOR KICKED IN - obvious
> prints in the middle. It mostly popped out but GEEZ ! Why my
> This morning: glanced out to lot - DOORS OPEN. Sure - it's a bit
> curiosity, but J.H.C.!!- at least bother to shut the flipping door
> after you gawk at it so I don't freak out. Nothing was disturbed
> ME!), but if someone knew what they were doing, the car woulda
> gone. (ign sw temp. routed to the glove box - wires right there)
> <shaking head> I'm condsiedering a printed warning in both english
> reading something to the effect of:
> *WARNING - Do NOT mess with this car. Don't even consider stealing
> look at it- if you don't think that w/the bright red/white paint
> out like a sore thumb you are even more stupid than I think you
> NO stereo in this vehicle. Stealing a 30 year-old AM radio is just
> idiotic. The steel wheels this car sits on are NOT worth any money
> else. You cannot dismantle this car & sell it for parts, as every
> owner in North America will know who you are and action WILL be
> Grievous Bodily Harm will result, and you will be taken far off
> desert and fed to the buzzards. Now get your grubby paws OFF my
> pick on someone else's Honda if you must.*
> WAH!!! - I want a house w/a garage. A nice safe cozy place for the
> to sleep. Maybe in the spirit of "save Randy" I can gather up
$150K to buy
> a garage w/attached house....."It's for the Roadster."
> ***Note: just kidding there - no flames!! (and certainly no
> <sigh> ok.. getting silly I must be over it already. Thanks!
> 70 SPL311 (the object of ill-doers affection)
> 69 SRL311
> Chandler, AZ