Yep, it happened. Truck was broken into last weekend - stole my GPS and my wife's sunglasses. In the process, the sorry, sack of **** destroyed my driver's side front door lock assembly and put an ever so slight dent (hardly noticeable - didn't see it till last night) right under the door handle.
Was in what I *thought* was a better part of Memphis to watch some drag racing. Came out last Saturday morning in the hotel parking lot to find it had been hit. Nothing else taken or damaged. No broken glass, no damaged paint, no destroyed interior, just busted lock and slight dent below the handle.
I'm fortunate that the truck was still there (and not destroyed)...not to mention all the tools in the toolbox and my tote in the bed. Left all the CDs and other miscellaneous crap I had in there too. Night before I had unhooked the GPS from the mount (left the mount on the windshield
) and stuck it in a cubbyhole. Actually even thought, "I should probably take that in"...needless to say, I didn't.
So, with a $500 deductible, I'm considering just paying out of pocket for a new lock/handle assembly.
Anyone ever priced these?
I hate thieves!!!
By the way, just a note for other GPS users. After discovering this, my wife called her folks to let them know what happened. Father in law is a sherriff's deputy for the county we live in and said that around a month ago they had an APB out on folks stealing GPS's from out of town cars. Apparently, since they know you're out of town, and they have your GPS, they can hit the "Home" button on the unit and it'll lead them straight to your house - while you're not home. And supposedly, some have been wiped out this way. Not many folks, including myself, ever considered this when putting my home address in the GPS. Luckily, our stuff was fine...and still is.
Just something to consider.