April 18th, 2009 by Potato

My car was broken into again sometime yesterday or this morning. The club was on it, thankfully, so the car itself didn’t go anywhere, but the driver’s door was left ajar (with the dome light on and the battery not dead yet) and all my stuff had been rifled through — sunglasses on the driver’s seat, etc. As far as I can tell, nothing has been taken (and I’m getting awfully sick of trying to mentally inventory the stuff left in my car), and no damage was done. Either I forgot to lock the driver’s door (and my last trip was for groceries, so I might have), or they just jimmied it open without blasting through the whole lock.

I just can’t wrap my head around why this keeps happening — we’re close to downtown, and there are a lot of students in the neighbourhood, but I’d be really hesitant to call it a high-crime area. Plus it’s a 12-year old Honda accord. It really doesn’t look like the kind of car that would have valuables in it. I think I’m going to have to get some stickers to that effect made up and put in the window.

3 Responses to “Oh COME ON!”

  1. Ben Says:

    I’m not sure how much stuff you keep in your car, but I think Dan had some good advice from when he lived in Vancouver. There was a guy who would go through all of the cars in his parking garage on a daily basis, so the residents just started leaving their windows open so the guy wouldn’t break them to get it. Apparently the building management was incapable of keeping this person out. Anyway, Dan was like “F*** that!” and he just kept the inside of his car completely clean and empty. Everything was out of sight. So in your case if the thieves looked in, saw the club on the wheel and nothing else anywhere in the car, there wouldn’t be much point for them to waste time breaking into it. I try to do that as much as I can too, definitely no change in the console or cup holder and when I’m not using my GPS I take the stand off the window and stick it in the glove box. It’s tough sometimes, because again, I don’t know how much stuff you keep in your vehicle on a continuous basis. But it sounds like Dan’s idea might help in this case. And I’m sorry to hear your vehicle was defiled once again, that really sucks.

  2. Potato Says:

    Ah, my car’s a mess all the time. Wayfare likes to sleep on the drive back and forth to Toronto, so there’s always a towel or blanket and pillow in the back… but nothing in there looks valuable… the most valuable thing in there is the scangauge, which they didn’t take.

  3. Wayfare Says:

    I think you’re underestimating how valuable that pillow is – it’s darn comfy!