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So I start off my morning pretty good on my way to get my fingerprints done for a real estate license im apllying for. I was early so I stopped at a gas station to get something to drink really quick. I usually turn off my truck when I get down at a gas station but today I thought, well what the heck Im only gonna be in there for 2 seconds. I parked my car in reverse right in front of the door. While Im inside about to pay I glanced back at my truck and saw through my rear window a figure getting inside of it, so I drop my drink and hauled a** out of the store. I start banging on my truck as hes starting to pull away and yelling at the person to get the f*%$^ out of my truck!!! I get to my driver side window and look at the guy and he looks me straight in the face (keep in mind all of this is happening as hes peeling out in the parking lot trying to get out of this gas station, so just picture me running and banging on my truck)
He finally gets to the exit of the gas staion that leads into a packed street full of traffic but there was a car blocking him so he jumped a curb through some bushes knocking out a street sign as well and runs into the intersection almost hitting all the cars there and slams on the pedal and in a huge cloud of black smoke all i could say was BYE BYE truck.

15 Minutes passed until the police showed up and they checked the cameras and were able to see that the guy who took my truck was in another vehicle with another guy and they were able to see the license plate. The police found my car abandoned on a side street 3 blocks away from the gas station. The only damage was my side mirror that got smashed and everything inside the truck was still there. Even my SCT Programmer was still there!! pheeeww!

The cops pulled over the car with the license plate that matched the video and they had me go over and identify the driver, he shouldve never looked me in the face ahaha.

Turns out right after they ditched my truck they robbed a lady and she was able to ID them as well. Good guys win!!

Whats can we learn from this??

- Turn off your car whenever you get down somewhere!
- Or lock it while its on!
 

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Dude, that sucks, seems to have came out OK in the end but still not good. I use the door code bar thing to lock my truck if I'm going to leave it running without me in it.
 

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Dam dude. That was close! I grew up in a town of less than 600 people, and I could leave my truck/car running while I ran inside to get somethingg to drink or whatever. But the town has alot of newbies there and lots of outsiders pass through, wor k there or whatever. I wouldn't do it now unless someone was in my truck.

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Whats can we learn from this??

- Turn off your car whenever you get down somewhere!
- Or lock it while its on!
Take the Keys with you. :)

Glad it wasn't much worse and even happier the bastards got caught. But seriously, leaving the keys in a running vehicle and walking away. Might as well put a sign on it that says Free Truck. :doh:

At least it all had a happy ending.
 

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Glad you got it back. Valuable lesson.
 

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Glad this didnt turn out much worse.
 

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Yea im glad it all turned out ok!

The reason why i didnt lock it using the key pad is because I bought the truck used and the dealership didnt know what the code was??

Anyone know how I can figure out what the code is?
 

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I think a Ford dealer has to access your computer to reset it.
 

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My truck is at the ford dealer now cuz the guy who stole it apparently "lost" the keys and I only had one set so they are changing all the locks on my truck, might as well ask them to see about that.
 

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Yeah, the dealer should be able to extract or reprogram it for you. Insurance covering it or is it less then the deductible for the repairs?
 

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The actual damage that they did was just my mirror, and it wasnt even bad, just the actual mirror pieces popped off. That mirror is tough! So its less than the deductible, but im having the insurance pay to install all new locks with a new key because who knows where my key went. For all I know they got some personal info out of my car with my address and dropped off the key somewhere to break into my car again.
 

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This is a really random question but would anyone know what the dimensions are for the hood of an 08 f250? I would check it myself but my truck is at the shop and I need to know a.s.a.p.
 

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Some thing broke in my ignition but in a good way. I can slide the key out of the ignition while the truck is running. So I lock it up and run into the store and back, unlock the door and then just slide the key back in and go.:thumb:

Glad you got lucky and every thing turned out ok.:woot:
 

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I almost always leave my truck running, I have a keychain that seperates with a push button, so my ign key is left in the ign, and the FOB and other keys go in my hand, so when Im walkin away from the truck, I lock it up. Im curious if insurance would find the owner liable if lets say someone broke the window and stole it and totalled it.
 

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justinlogue5- Thats awesome! never heard of that before.

house- thats actually a good idea of having the key and the FOB seperated. Im gonna do that from now on. I have no idea about the whole insurance thing im a rookie when it comes to insurance.
 

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justinlogue5- Thats awesome! never heard of that before.

house- thats actually a good idea of having the key and the FOB seperated. Im gonna do that from now on. I have no idea about the whole insurance thing im a rookie when it comes to insurance.
I think I have my own loop hole around the insurance if my truck was stolen (God Forbid!!:doh:). The keys wouldn't be in my truck so I swear officer, they must have shoved a screw driver or some thing in the ignition to crank it.:hehe:
 

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And if there's no damage are you gonna shove a screw driver in there yourself? :)
 

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justinlogue5- Thats awesome! never heard of that before.

house- thats actually a good idea of having the key and the FOB seperated. Im gonna do that from now on. I have no idea about the whole insurance thing im a rookie when it comes to insurance.
I know with my truck that you can't lock it with the key fob if it's running. Automatically unlocks. But the key pad works.:thumb:
 

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