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my stolen vehicle story

August 13, 2022 05:33AM
A year ago Christmas eve my work truck was stolen while I was napping in my office about 200 feet away.

There was a crew pruning in one of my orchards nearby, so when I heard a couple of vehicles whiz by about 12:15 I thought a couple of them took off early for the holiday. Went back to napping and woke up a short time later to get my mail. Went to the barn and thought I'd lost my mind because I couldn't find my pickup. Then it clicked in with me that it was stolen (the keys were in it just like they have been for 30 years).

I immediately thought someone working in the orchard had stolen it. I was wrong. Apparently a theft crew was working the area and grabbed it.

Fast forward about two weeks they found my pickup abandoned in a citrus grove about 30 miles away. Met up with a sheriff's deputy at the wrecking yard where the truck was stored and discovered the truck had an additional 3,000 miles on it. Apparently it was involved in a crime spree which involved hauling stolen ag equipment from our part of the state to Mexico. The mastermind (if you call him that) was arrested and eventually convicted of the theft.

The truck was dented, scratched and stunk of weed. Luckily the damages were enough that it was totaled. It ended up costing me more for a new truck, but I didn't want any part of the old one.




SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

MamaRAMa331August 08, 2022 07:14AM

  You couldn't be more right...

JamesJM122August 08, 2022 07:19AM

  I just saw a story about that..

sstrams219August 08, 2022 07:42AM

  I hate a thief! I never REALLY understood till my house got cleaned out back in 1993

Ramgator132August 08, 2022 10:04AM

  How to treat a Thief... Remember the movie "Casino"???

Ramgator145August 08, 2022 10:07AM

  Now that's how you stop a thief..

sstrams117August 08, 2022 10:17AM

  Re: Kia, Hyundai, and Thieves

canadaram153August 09, 2022 06:07AM

  Tried buying a vehicle lately?

MamaRAMa158August 09, 2022 09:29AM

  Not sure about Missouri... but here in Calif....

JamesJM146August 09, 2022 09:41AM

  Same in Texas..

sstrams193August 09, 2022 09:49AM

  A few years ago....

JamesJM215August 09, 2022 09:52AM

  Yeah, I get that..

sstrams135August 09, 2022 10:38AM

  If ANY car maker, like GM or any of them sink again, I hope there is NO bail out.

Ramgator97August 09, 2022 12:33PM

  Same story up here.

canadaram264August 09, 2022 07:05PM

  I found a car! Attachments

MamaRAMa130August 10, 2022 10:12AM

  Awesome!

sstrams203August 10, 2022 10:43AM

  Wonderful! That is a dream scenario for buying pre-owned

canadaram285August 10, 2022 01:12PM

  BTW,

canadaram128August 10, 2022 02:54PM

  that's great......happy for you guys nm

21Dog158August 10, 2022 03:51PM

  Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

waterfield133August 15, 2022 10:01AM

  Re: Most used cars have lower mileage than expected

MamaRAMa202August 15, 2022 10:13AM

  I'll buy it Tony!!!

ferragamo7980September 03, 2022 02:10PM

  An amazing coincidence...

JamesJM138August 09, 2022 09:17AM

  Re: An amazing coincidence...

MamaRAMa146August 09, 2022 09:34AM

  I think you're right...

JamesJM154August 09, 2022 09:43AM

  Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa160August 12, 2022 09:27AM

  I saw a story last night..

sstrams113August 12, 2022 10:57AM

  Re: I saw a story last night..

MamaRAMa159August 12, 2022 11:11AM

  Whoops..

sstrams263August 12, 2022 12:08PM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram105August 12, 2022 04:06PM

  my stolen vehicle story

21Dog119August 13, 2022 05:33AM

  Ok, here's mine:

sstrams117August 13, 2022 06:06AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

MamaRAMa240August 13, 2022 11:38AM

  Re: Stolen car has been found

canadaram179August 13, 2022 01:33PM

  Pics at towing yard Attachments

MamaRAMa153August 15, 2022 07:48AM

  I would sit and stare at that..

sstrams127August 15, 2022 09:29AM

  Re: Pics at towing yard

canadaram146August 16, 2022 04:37AM

  Settlement

MamaRAMa83August 30, 2022 06:08AM

  Glad you're wrapping it up..

sstrams81August 30, 2022 06:45AM

  That’s some good news..

canadaram85September 02, 2022 02:23AM

  It's Always Something

MamaRAMa197August 14, 2022 07:32AM

  someone can correct me, but......

21Dog207August 14, 2022 07:42AM

  Re: someone can correct me, but......

MamaRAMa108August 14, 2022 08:59AM

  Sure sounds like a starter to me (nm)

JamesJM146August 14, 2022 09:57AM

  If she can find the the starter..

sstrams156August 14, 2022 09:58AM

  Re: If she can find the the starter..

21Dog118August 14, 2022 10:24AM

  Yup, good advice... BUT...

JamesJM107August 14, 2022 10:27AM

  Re: Yup, good advice... BUT...

MamaRAMa106August 14, 2022 10:37AM

  Well, just keep in mind..

sstrams91August 14, 2022 11:23AM

  I'm in like Flint

MamaRAMa116August 15, 2022 12:58PM

  Yeah, the red..

sstrams88August 15, 2022 01:34PM

  Re: Yeah, the red..

MamaRAMa89August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  I need to read your posts better haha..

sstrams192August 15, 2022 02:37PM

  Actually it's the solenoid that can get stuck up......

roman18169August 15, 2022 06:48AM

  Can't remember when the changeover occurred...

JamesJM109August 15, 2022 12:27PM

  You need so much more torque now.....

roman18206August 15, 2022 01:55PM

  Re: You need so much more torque now.....

MamaRAMa106August 15, 2022 01:58PM

  Yeah, Jet ski batteries BLOW these days, as well..

sstrams102August 15, 2022 02:39PM

  Never had any watercraft.....

roman18104August 15, 2022 03:14PM

  Not 100% sure..

sstrams103August 15, 2022 03:34PM

  Is it just fast clicking sounds? Like a ratchet spinning?

sstrams109August 14, 2022 07:58AM

  Yikes

canadaram135August 14, 2022 03:18PM

  As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

Ramgator93August 17, 2022 02:38AM

  Re: As I type this, our Morning News show is doing a story on this.

MamaRAMa106August 17, 2022 05:48AM

  You left out one big one.

Ramgator96August 17, 2022 08:46AM

  Re: You left out one big one.

MamaRAMa99August 17, 2022 09:00AM

  Doh! Looked right past that! EXACTLY....

Ramgator91August 17, 2022 10:33AM

  I don't feel violated... I get pissed...

JamesJM102August 17, 2022 01:55PM

  Yeah, they always ask that..

sstrams94August 17, 2022 10:13AM

  Clint asked THE question, IMO..

Ramgator152August 17, 2022 10:38AM