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Old 03-13-2009, 11:15 AM
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Truck broken into!!!

My wife was down hanging out with her family in Tacoma, WA which is a pretty crappy place overall, and was at the mall.... and someone broke into our truck. We normally take the dog everywhere, so no need for security system. Or so we thought...
They did something to the passenger lock that looks like it was burned, but it didn't damage any sheetmetal or make it so it does not lock from the inside. Here's the kicker - there was a garmin GPS in there, a 130 dollar jawbone bluetooth, my superchips tuner (!) and a bunch of CD's. All they stole was my wife's leftovers from Red Lobster and my 2 year old's purse that had a bunch of little toys in it for road trip entertainment. WTF!?
Well I am glad I guess that they didn't clean out the truck, that would be been a decent haul for them. So no what do I do about the lock? Can I order one from ford that is the same as my other ones so I don't need two keys?
Well there's a story for you... Tacoma is a crazy place. When my wife worked at the outback there, she called me one day sitting at the bar saying I had to pick her up. I was thinking she was wasted and that we were going to have some fun, but no... someone stole the grant GT steering wheel off her s-10 blazer. All together now, can you say GHETTO!?!

Scott
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:23 AM
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Someone took the time to break in, then stole leftover food and kids toys but left all the high dollar stuff? WTF?
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:28 AM
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Man your really lucky that all of your electronic stuff wasn't stolen. I don't know about the lock but you could put in a rear door handle that has no lock.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:37 AM
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Well, I was going off of what the wife said about it looking burned, and it clearly is not burned. Here is a pic of what they did. So minimal damage! Seems too easy to have broken in this way, but better than ripping door metal or breaking windows. I never thought about that, I could put a lockless door handle and it would reduce entry points for the next break in by 50%!



I can't believe they didn't jack the tuner and the blue tooth, pretty small and easily grabbed. Wild. Tweekers, I say, tweekers. But a real tweeker would have grabbed everything!

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Old 03-13-2009, 11:38 AM
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I found these (Truck Security) in a post yesterday and I'd have to say that they sound like a premo idea.

Basically it's a chuck of metal that keeps the lock from being pushed in as well as a screwdriver from pulling the handle out.

Good luck!
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It was probably some hungry homeless guy...
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My wife was down hanging out with her family in Tacoma, WA which is a pretty crappy place overall, and was at the mall.... and someone broke into our truck. We normally take the dog everywhere, so no need for security system. Or so we thought...
They did something to the passenger lock that looks like it was burned, but it didn't damage any sheetmetal or make it so it does not lock from the inside. Here's the kicker - there was a garmin GPS in there, a 130 dollar jawbone bluetooth, my superchips tuner (!) and a bunch of CD's. All they stole was my wife's leftovers from Red Lobster and my 2 year old's purse that had a bunch of little toys in it for road trip entertainment. WTF!?
Well I am glad I guess that they didn't clean out the truck, that would be been a decent haul for them. So no what do I do about the lock? Can I order one from ford that is the same as my other ones so I don't need two keys?
Well there's a story for you... Tacoma is a crazy place. When my wife worked at the outback there, she called me one day sitting at the bar saying I had to pick her up. I was thinking she was wasted and that we were going to have some fun, but no... someone stole the grant GT steering wheel off her s-10 blazer. All together now, can you say GHETTO!?!

Scott
Didn't someone post this same thread a month or so ago? Same story and locations?
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:45 AM
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It wouldn't shock me one bit. It's got quite a reputation for theft, mother in law works there and it's a common discussion at work. I have only had car theft experience in Tacoma, ever. I had an old crappy nova when I was in the army and they broke into it, and it was right in front of the window at Dennys that me and my group of friends were looking out of. Only got a crappy radio and some 6x9's.

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I found these (Truck Security) in a post yesterday and I'd have to say that they sound like a premo idea.

Basically it's a chuck of metal that keeps the lock from being pushed in as well as a screwdriver from pulling the handle out.

Good luck!

Edit: Beat me too it

Check these out...... Jimmi Jammer Passive Truck, Car and SUV Security
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that sucks man, sorry to hear.
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