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12 September 2005 @ 06:04 pm
Grand theft auto  
My car was stolen last night.

I was at a friend's house in Oakland. The plan was to play a couple of board games, then head out to Emeryville to shoot some pool, and break it all up around 11. We played a game each of Goldbrau (which isn't that great) and Monopoly, then left to go to our cars around 9:20. Only mine wasn't there anymore. No broken glass (and I know I locked it), just a big truck where my car had been parked. So instead of playing pool we were stuck at the house waiting for the cops to come so they could take a report (why they couldn't do it over the phone I don't know, since there was nothing to see there). I had to send a friend out to pick up my dad and bring him there, since he was the registered owner and had the insurance info (and I couldn't remember the license plate number).

So we all ended up waiting around. My dad waited out front to wave down the cops when they arrived, my friends mostly stayed inside, and I went in and out—in for warmth, and out to escape the horrendous VH1 reality shows my friend's GF insisted on watching. The cops didn't arrive until about 12:20, and of course it only took minutes to write up the report (but they couldn't send it in right away and get us a case number, because their computer was down). My dad and I didn't get home until after 12:30. Between that, and having to get up 40 minutes earlier than usual so I could take the bus to work, I ended up not getting any sleep at all.

At least I won at Monopoly.
Current Mood: crappycrappy
Current Music: traditonal Japanese - Sakura
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gwalla: halloweengwalla on September 13th, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
I'm not holding out much hope. It's your basic gold Saturn. Saturns generally get boneyarded: sold for parts. And with the lack of broken glass, this looks like a professional job. It's probably already in pieces by now.

Saturns are apparently quite easy to steal. Their locks can be picked with a slim jim, and it's trivially easy to rip the ignition out of the steering column to hotwire.
malver on September 13th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
Hope the insurance's good then...
I know someone else with a Saturn and can anyway thank you for this information :( Erf. Sorry to hear.
malver on September 13th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
*blink* *rereads* (Considers the impossible editing) - anyway, good luck.
Tygerstormteller on September 13th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
Holy crap, that sucks.
ShadesFoxshadesfox on September 13th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
Ouch, here is to hoping something works out for you.
Starline Xiomara Hodge: Star- Poutstarline on September 13th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Suckage. I hope you get a new one soon.
mr_smeggersmr_smeggers on September 13th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
My condolences.

My Toyota is known for suffering similar fates.
Packy Anderson: stickpacky on September 13th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
My first Toyota was stolen as well--fortunately, I saw the guy doing it and chased after him on foot. The car needed a new clutch so badly, it took a whole block before the thief could pull away from me.

He took it another three blocks and then ditched it.

Of course, now I realize I probably would have gotten more for the car from the insurance company if I'd let the guy steal it. Oh, wel...
Twisted, but strangely fluffy: woemoltare on September 13th, 2005 10:09 am (UTC)
grah. My sympathies.
Sartan: Concernedsartan0 on September 13th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
Ah man Gwalla that is lame! People seem to hit my car while it is parked all the time. (Well 3x in two years) but it has yet to be stolen. So was it your dad's car or were you making the payments?
gwalla: magmagwalla on September 14th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
It was my dad's, which is why he had to stand around waiting for the cops to arrive.