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Old 06-22-2005, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default 5AM...can't sleep, got a crazy idea about future meets (re: theft)

My friend has a public data account...If anything goes down at a meet, someone could have a list of all license plates and we start doublechecking to see who comes to the meet, what is starting to miss from the cars, etc etc... example:

KWJ-TJ6
J35-F35
P34-JJK

So these people show up for a meet and they start to get to know each other, hang out some, etc etc. For some reason P34-JJK's car is starting to get a lot of mods that the other members "happen" to be missing. Probably not coincidental so therefore P34-JJK could be the crook. Eh, just a thought at 5 in the morning. I guess this was a bad idea. Nevermind, scratch it...I'll show up at a meet when I get my subie so I feel more at home. g'night/morning.
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Old 06-22-2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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Tell ya what tho, if I met you at a meet, dumped 5k in my car during the next week, someone's stuff got stolen, I showed up at the next meet and you started threatening me with personal info I would be very pissed. Easy solution... let the police do the job that they are good at. There is no reason that you should be looking up 10 people's personal info just cause you are suspicious. Dunno but that just rubs me the wrong way.
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:23 AM   #3
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dayummm...what kind of meets do you guys go to?? So much for being a Subaru family!
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Old 06-22-2005, 12:43 PM   #4
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Old 06-22-2005, 12:52 PM   #5
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Tell ya what tho, if I met you at a meet, dumped 5k in my car during the next week, someone's stuff got stolen, I showed up at the next meet and you started threatening me with personal info I would be very pissed. Easy solution... let the police do the job that they are good at. There is no reason that you should be looking up 10 people's personal info just cause you are suspicious. Dunno but that just rubs me the wrong way.
eh that's true. I was just throwing out ideas. Hey, it was 5am I was getting loopy. All apologies if this thread went nowhere.

Ah, I gotta correct this thread real quick. It's not like I would grab a bunch of plates and start looking up people. I'm not that type of person nor would I threaten people with personal information. I was using deductive reasoning while one person mysteriously got new parts that another person's were stolen. Thanks for the flame. Good thing I got my flamesuit on. :P

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:57 PM   #6
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^ Ha, I already ran all of our peeps through the system. I know their dark secrets! j.k.
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Old 06-22-2005, 01:02 PM   #7
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back in teh day before WRX's The Houston crew usually did the same mods on the same day
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:01 PM   #8
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Tell ya what tho, if I met you at a meet, dumped 5k in my car during the next week, someone's stuff got stolen, I showed up at the next meet and you started threatening me with personal info I would be very pissed. Easy solution... let the police do the job that they are good at. There is no reason that you should be looking up 10 people's personal info just cause you are suspicious. Dunno but that just rubs me the wrong way.
Not to knock you advice or anything, but... If you think the police are good and recovering stolen items, you have never been robbed. I had a convertible broken into, and the thief left his knife. The cop just picked it up. No checking for prints, which he covered with his own... Just not a high profile crime.

That said, get some RFID tags, and a tag reader. When you get your blingin rims, glue it to the inside before mounting a tire. (Other not hot parts too) Then if you get robbed, go to a meet, and scan. If you find it, you can barrow a quote from Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction. "I am gonna get me a couple of pipe swingin niggahs, and get medieval on there asses."
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:08 PM   #9
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Then don't show what you have done to your car to strangers.
Don't be opening your interior, hood, etc
Simple as that..

Cops don't do shiiet for burglar, stolen cars, other low profile crimes.
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Old 06-22-2005, 02:15 PM   #10
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Old 06-22-2005, 03:52 PM   #11
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Okay. I recommend that if the meet you may be going to is giving you bad vibes, do not go. Writing down people's plates is not illegal but it is such a hostile act that it would discourage people to show. I also think that the most important fact was forgotten. The assumption here is that the person that just stole the part is going to put it in their own car. Very unlikely IMO. These suggestions will most likely end up harassing some poor fool that thought he got a great deal on Ebay.

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Old 06-22-2005, 06:50 PM   #12
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Yes I have been burglarized... repeatedly.... I have tried to solve it both ways. I will make this short since details don't really matter. First way, had some stuff stolen out of my CRX many years ago. I found out who was doing it, gathered a friend or two to watch my back. Found the guy out and about... recovered my stuff, of course he resisted, I beat the crap out of him and left with MY stuff. Next thing I know I am in a nice drawn out battle with the police involved since he reported that I stole his stuff. Of course I ended up setting it all straight in the end but, it cost me legal fees and trouble with the police.
The second time was some time later with my acura, my ride got hit more than once, I did it by the law, reported it, took my police reports. Thief was caught got my stuff back. Stuff was crap when I did get it back but I am sure you understand the point. To me it is almost loose loose in both situations but the strong arm route almost got me a felony for retreiving my stuff. It did cost me $$ just to show that I was in the right.
Sorry to flame a little on the plate look up thing, by personal experience I have been burned by the info that people can get off plates...
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:23 PM   #13
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If I see someone taking down my license plate number at a Subaru meet where we're all supposed to be friends, you'd better not let me see you doing it. Not cool at all man.
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:06 AM   #14
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What kind of shady meets is this kid going to jeez...
I not like there are a ton of punk-a$$es driving Subarus anyway, it's not like mustangs or Hondas. Stealing mods is so ghetto. Why would someone steal something and then make it so obiovous so that people notice it and run their plates? What was the point of this thread anyway?
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:17 AM   #15
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The point of this thread was the guy posted something without really thinking about how uncool it would be to write down license plate numbers of fellow subie owners. I know I won't be attending any meets this guy goes to if I can help it. Get some sleep before you have one of your bright ideas next time.
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:44 AM   #16
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Yes I have been burglarized... repeatedly.... I have tried to solve it both ways. I will make this short since details don't really matter. First way, had some stuff stolen out of my CRX many years ago. I found out who was doing it, gathered a friend or two to watch my back. Found the guy out and about... recovered my stuff, of course he resisted, I beat the crap out of him and left with MY stuff. Next thing I know I am in a nice drawn out battle with the police involved since he reported that I stole his stuff. Of course I ended up setting it all straight in the end but, it cost me legal fees and trouble with the police.
The second time was some time later with my acura, my ride got hit more than once, I did it by the law, reported it, took my police reports. Thief was caught got my stuff back. Stuff was crap when I did get it back but I am sure you understand the point. To me it is almost loose loose in both situations but the strong arm route almost got me a felony for retreiving my stuff. It did cost me $$ just to show that I was in the right.
Sorry to flame a little on the plate look up thing, by personal experience I have been burned by the info that people can get off plates...
That's why you get friends to do the strong arming, or catch that fool at night! The only way I've gotten my stuff back was by doing my own investigating and I had to remind the fools why Ike and Tina broke up!!!!
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:36 PM   #17
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I have had two cars stolen and somehow it just doesn't seem likely that the people who stole my cars were generally speaking the same sort of people who attend auto fanatic meets. Maybe I'm just being naive.

I'm not naive about what the police can and can't do, though. A drug addict in the neighborhood my parents had a house in when I was a kid had burgalarized several homes in the neighborhood, including ours, multiple times. Everyone knew. But apparently he was part of some sting or something or another so the police couldn't do anything. You have to wonder, though, if it was so easy for us to find out it was a sting, is it really that hard for the higher up drug dealers?
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:20 PM   #18
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I confronted a guy in my living room one night. Those guns in the Matrix look even worse in real life. I calmly told him the only reason he brains were not on my wall was that I had to get up early and did not want to deal with police reports all night. "In other words, you are alive because I am too lazy to shoot you." He pissed himself, and I let him go. There were no robberies in that complex for a while after that. True story...
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:27 PM   #19
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You're lucky he didn't come back, steal your guns and shoot you with them.
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