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RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 00:06
I was out of town from Christmas until New Years. My roommate had been out of town for a few days during Christmas, but had come back before New Years. He went down to the gulf coast of MS to celebrate New Years with some fraternity brothers that live down there.

I get a phone call from him at around 9:30 PM New Year's Day telling me that our TVs, Game systems, games, around 200 or so rounds of 9mm ammo, my gun cleaning kit, some luggage, his laptop, etc were gone.

The backdoor handle had been popped off and kicked in.

Obviously he gets the cops to come out and filled a report.

The thing is, only one person, an upstairs neighbor is literally the only one who knew we would both be gone on New Years. This guy is a pill addict who has had two pervious DUIs. We had occasionally hung out with him to watch football games, etc before it became more obvious in recent months that his addiction was getting out of hand..

So we both instantly assumed it was him.

Today his worthless ass gets pulled over for his 3rd DUI (automatic 6 months in jail) with some of our stuff in the car as well. (Not his car BTW as he had wrecked his new car within weeks.)

So it looks like he is going to be spending a good chunk of his 20s in the State Pen, plus having to deal with being a convicted felon.

The guy whose car he was arrested in is coming over tomorrow to give us all our stuff that was in his car back, plus taking us to some possible pawn places where he thinks he might have gone.

Moral of the story, write down the serial numbers of your electronics and don't do the crime if you ain't willing to do the time.

Sometimes karma works out well in life!

He is lucky that I was not here as I probably would have shot someone kicking in my door in the middle of the night.


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Harper
01-03-2013, 00:09
Glad that POS got caught and you got some of your S back.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 00:10
Glad that POS got caught and you got some of your S back.

I know where his parents live as well. Roommate got their number and he and I are going over there tomorrow as well.


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TK-421
01-03-2013, 00:18
I hope you can eventually get everything back. Sucks to hear your place got broken into it, but at least they caught the guy, and hopefully you have renter's insurance to replace whatever isn't recovered.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 00:22
I hope you can eventually get everything back. Sucks to hear your place got broken into it, but at least they caught the guy, and hopefully you have renter's insurance to replace whatever isn't recovered.

Thanks bro, and yea I had some insurance on some of my stuff.


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Berto
01-03-2013, 00:27
I'm glad the ****er was caught, hopefully the law and people who know the guy can help insure you get all your things back.

G29Reload
01-03-2013, 00:35
Damn. Was hoping for another stolen toshiba tablet thread!

smokeross
01-03-2013, 00:39
Would have been better if you could have just hosed the s o b.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 01:38
Would have been better if you could have just hosed the s o b.

Ha


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Deployment Solu
01-03-2013, 01:56
There are two types of people in the world.......those of us who support ourselves(working,retired, etc) and those who need a bullet put in their stealing , thieving faces!! Glad you got some of your stuff back, hopefully you will find it all!!!

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 03:17
There are two types of people in the world.......those of us who support ourselves(working,retired, etc) and those who need a bullet put in their stealing , thieving faces!! Glad you got some of your stuff back, hopefully you will find it all!!!

Thanks, I hope I find it all too.


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paul45
01-03-2013, 05:10
I sure am sorry for your trouble. I hope that d-bag gets a good sentence.

I also hope his parents are as sickened by his actions and do not try and make excuses for him.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 11:34
I sure am sorry for your trouble. I hope that d-bag gets a good sentence.

I also hope his parents are as sickened by his actions and do not try and make excuses for him.

I know his ex military brother hated him, and probably will write him off for good now.


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dango
01-03-2013, 12:58
I (DIS-LIKE , EXTREMELY) , thieves and have been victimized countless times myself ! Sorry for your experience and good for that trash !........:steamed:

Dubble-Tapper
01-03-2013, 13:17
did you have a safe? your firearms werent taken?

EDIT: i am assuming you have several firearms.

Stlbrian
01-03-2013, 13:18
Solid piece of advice I got from my insurance agent:

Use a video camera to walk around your house and narrate anything you might need to document, including purchase dates, model numbers, etc. Zoom in on Serial numbers, or other identifiable markings on your belongings. Make a copy, and keep it off site incase of a total loss.

Glad to hear they caught the guy, and you are getting some/most/all of your stuff back. Count yourself lucky, most never see their property again.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 13:42
Just got some of the stuff back, only one of the gaming systems, my luggage, and a few other things.

We talked to his dad and informed him that unless he wanted his son to be charged with multiple felonies he could reimburse us for all of the stuff still not found. He said he would get back to us.

About to go to some pawn shops where he could have gone in order to see if we can locate our TVs and some other stuff.


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mhill
01-03-2013, 14:08
Good Luck. I hate thieves but I do feel sorry for addicts sometimes. It's a real waste of a person. Dude wanted his next high and had an easy mark. It's terrible. I do have some understanding for addiction. Maybe with enough time in prison he will get clean of drugs.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 15:34
Good Luck. I hate thieves but I do feel sorry for addicts sometimes. It's a real waste of a person. Dude wanted his next high and had an easy mark. It's terrible. I do have some understanding for addiction. Maybe with enough time in prison he will get clean of drugs.

Yea, but when your parents enable you by paying your rent, getting you out of trouble etc, its what happens.


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vikingsoftpaw
01-03-2013, 16:56
Bail him out and have a 'Wall to Wall Counseling' session with him.

Drain You
01-03-2013, 17:13
two pervious DUIs.


Was he driving drunk while watching porn?

GRIMLET
01-03-2013, 17:19
Yea, but when your parents enable you by paying your rent, getting you out of trouble etc, its what happens.


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Its good to hear you have most of your stuff back.
Just wondering. in a previous post you said the parents could pay yall for the items not recovered if they wanted him to not have so many felonies.
Surely, you will continue to press charges. Right?



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concretefuzzynuts
01-03-2013, 17:27
I know where his parents live as well. Roommate got their number and he and I are going over there tomorrow as well.


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Gonna go rough the old folks up a little for raising such a piece of ****?

:supergrin::rofl:

Ohio Copper
01-03-2013, 17:53
Glad you got most of your stuff back.

The majority of home burglaries (at least where I work) is perpetrated by someone who has been in the home. Makes you think twice who you have over.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 18:06
Gonna go rough the old folks up a little for raising such a piece of ****?

:supergrin::rofl:

We talked to him today. It's sad when at 25 you have to explain to a father of another 25 year old that the only way this person is going to remain sober is either in jail or dead.

He said he had spent like 15 grand on "rehab" for him but he had bolted on the last one.

So basically he can bail his son out of jail only to have us immediately press charges to re-arrest him or r give us his bail money on order to pay for the stuff he stole.

He is exactly where he needs to be, in a cage.


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RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 18:30
Was he driving drunk while watching porn?

He was driving pilled out, they drug tested him.


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220-9er
01-03-2013, 18:31
Just got some of the stuff back, only one of the gaming systems, my luggage, and a few other things.

We talked to his dad and informed him that unless he wanted his son to be charged with multiple felonies he could reimburse us for all of the stuff still not found. He said he would get back to us.

About to go to some pawn shops where he could have gone in order to see if we can locate our TVs and some other stuff.


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I understand you are a victim and are rightfully pretty pissed about what happened but I would be careful making threats to his father like that (demanding payment or legal consequences) without consulting a lawyer. It could be considered a criminal act by you and the last thing you want is for this to be turned around against you. Again, not trying to give you a hard time and the loser deserves whatever happens to him.
Also, keep in touch with the local district attorney handling it to let them know you are looking over their shoulder and expect this to be fully prosecuted.

RyanBDawg
01-03-2013, 18:34
I understand you are a victim and are rightfully pretty pissed about what happened but I would be careful making threats to his father like that (demanding payment or legal consequences) without consulting a lawyer. It could be considered a criminal act by you and the last thing you want is for this to be turned around against you. Again, not trying to give you a hard time and the loser deserves whatever happens to him.
Also, keep in touch with the local district attorney handling it to let them know you are looking over their shoulder and expect this to be fully prosecuted.

We didn't make any threats to him. We simply stated the facts and said we would press charges if somehow our stuff would not be reimbursed.


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RyanBDawg
01-06-2013, 21:05
Update, the guy got released on the DUI charge, but there is now a warrant out for his arrest for breaking an entering and theft.

Dad should have not played hardball and forced us to file charges, but oh well.


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itisbruno
01-06-2013, 21:57
Update, the guy got released on the DUI charge, but there is now a warrant out for his arrest for breaking an entering and theft.

Dad should have not played hardball and forced us to file charges, but oh well.


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They had him in jail, why a warrant?

Being robbed sucks, sorry man.

RyanBDawg
01-06-2013, 22:24
They had him in jail, why a warrant?

Being robbed sucks, sorry man.

Separate charges, apparently he was so pilled out that when he went to a metal scrap yard (with some of our property in the car) the operator of the scrap yard called the cops on him.

My roommate saw his dumb ass in the gym yesterday and he told him "you don't have anything on me."

Then he tried to make up a name of some person no one has ever heard of and blame it on him.

Has this guy fried his brain to the point where he doesn't even remember being arrested while being the sole occupant of a vehicle with like a dozen items of our property in it?

So now he has a third DUI charge on his head (year in jail in MS) and now a warrant for residential theft as well.

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Ohio Copper
01-06-2013, 22:32
Update, the guy got released on the DUI charge, but there is now a warrant out for his arrest for breaking an entering and theft.

Dad should have not played hardball and forced us to file charges, but oh well.


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You should've immediately pressed charges.


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RyanBDawg
01-06-2013, 22:43
You should've immediately pressed charges.


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We did pretty quickly, within 4 days.


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IndyGunFreak
01-06-2013, 23:36
Moral of the story, write down the serial numbers of your electronic

This is so true. I took to an idea several years ago with my guns, where I took a pic of all my guns, recorded the serial number, model, etc.. put it all in a spreadsheet, and now keep it uploaded to a cloud account (handy if all my computers are stolen, I can still access it from another computer). This was an easy, free solution.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j263/IndyGunFreak/guns/collection.jpg

I never really worried about electronics, etc... but then I started thinking about the amount of money I had wrapped up in that stuff, so I started also recording my laptops, TV's, game systems, etc. in the same file

Another important thing renters often overlook, is renters insurance. It's absurdly cheap and there's really no excuse for not having it. We're renting right now after we sold a couple of months ago (probably will only be here a few more months), and ours runs $90 a year, w/ 60k worth of property loss coverage, 6k for lodging, and 100k accidental.

Didn't mean to take over your thread, but I think this is a very important topic. I think sometimes this issue is overlooked by most folks ("it wont' happen to me, I'm in a safe area"). I had a friend who lost a LOT of stuff about 6yrs ago to a burglary, and he didn't know squat about anything he had.

Best of luck as you work through this, and hopefully you get all your stuff back.

RyanBDawg
01-06-2013, 23:45
did you have a safe? your firearms werent taken?

EDIT: i am assuming you have several firearms.

No, my Glock was with me in Bama, I had several magazines that oddly were not taken.


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meleors
01-07-2013, 06:54
We didn't make any threats to him. We simply stated the facts and said we would press charges if somehow our stuff would not be reimbursed.


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Clear case of extortion. If I was the father, I would have played along and told you to return later to collect. Then I would have called the District Attorneys office and reported your attempted extortion so they would be waiting for you to return.

I detest all criminals and your actions are no better than the thief's.

You attempted to steal from the father, no other way to say it.

Ohio Copper
01-07-2013, 12:03
Clear case of extortion. If I was the father, I would have played along and told you to return later to collect. Then I would have called the District Attorneys office and reported your attempted extortion so they would be waiting for you to return.

I detest all criminals and your actions are no better than the thief's.

You attempted to steal from the father, no other way to say it.

And an average defense attorney will use that.


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TBO
01-07-2013, 12:05
You talked to the Police?

Louisville Glocker
01-07-2013, 12:25
Several interesting topics here:
1. Yes, as others have mentioned, you cannot tell the dad "give me money or I'll press charges." That is illegal. (even if the money is just repaying your losses)
2. Press charges. I don't understand any delays. Don't you want this guy prosecuted?
3. Renters/Homeowner's insurance. Nobody wants to get robbed, but most people do at some point. Insurance at least softens the blow. Buy it. It is fairly reasonable.
4. Extra caution should be made regarding anyone with a drug habit. Pills can be a couple hundred bucks a day, or more, and guess where that money has to come from? Some kind of crime. A lot of pill people turn to heroin, because it is cheaper, but they still can't hold down a job, so they still need to steal. Watch out for anyone you suspect of an addiction. Bad news isn't far behind.

Louisville Glocker
01-07-2013, 12:26
You should've immediately pressed charges.


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Agreed!

Ohio Copper
01-07-2013, 12:50
You talked to the Police?

Only when they need something or when George Zimmerman type retribution won't work for them.

Funny story. I went to a prowler call on Christmas Eve, I know the address and te people living there and upon my arrival, I see the homeowner in his pajamas with a 20 gauge. I ask him if e was going to shoot the kid for walking through his backyard? No response. I'm all for defending yourself and there is a fine line between homicide and self defense.

And this is the type of guy who should NOT have any harp objects, let alone a firearm.

Last year he told us the planes flying overhead were causing problems with his dish network. I had to write that report.


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RyanBDawg
01-07-2013, 14:38
Clear case of extortion. If I was the father, I would have played along and told you to return later to collect. Then I would have called the District Attorneys office and reported your attempted extortion so they would be waiting for you to return.

I detest all criminals and your actions are no better than the thief's.

You attempted to steal from the father, no other way to say it.

A) I've never met the guy

B) I never called him, that was the roommate, who I told to stop calling. The only person I have talked to is the police.

So do you just go from thread to thread looking to throw out a few zingers so you can pat yourself on the back?


Piss off Internet tough guy.


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RyanBDawg
01-07-2013, 14:55
Several interesting topics here:
1. Yes, as others have mentioned, you cannot tell the dad "give me money or I'll press charges." That is illegal. (even if the money is just repaying your losses)
2. Press charges. I don't understand any delays. Don't you want this guy prosecuted?
3. Renters/Homeowner's insurance. Nobody wants to get robbed, but most people do at some point. Insurance at least softens the blow. Buy it. It is fairly reasonable.
4. Extra caution should be made regarding anyone with a drug habit. Pills can be a couple hundred bucks a day, or more, and guess where that money has to come from? Some kind of crime. A lot of pill people turn to heroin, because it is cheaper, but they still can't hold down a job, so they still need to steal. Watch out for anyone you suspect of an addiction. Bad news isn't far behind.

He had a job that paid like $700 a week, now gone because of the third DUI of course.

This happened less than a week ago, paperwork has already been filled out and signed and there is a warrant out for his arrest.

When it comes to the speed of the justice system, I'd say that we got things done pretty fast.


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Jgurske
01-07-2013, 15:00
The horrible tragedy for all of us is that if you can't afford to live in a White community you will eventually be raped, robbed or killed.

BlackPaladin
01-07-2013, 15:01
We talked to his dad and informed him that unless he wanted his son to be charged with multiple felonies he could reimburse us for all of the stuff still not found. He said he would get back to us.



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Your words no one elses. I do understand how angry you and your roomate are Ultimately you saying that you and your roomate are handling things in this manner are going to burn you. You can't charge ANYONE with multiple felonies, the attornies office can. Sounds like dad, though an enabler to dirtbag son, is also a victim. Tough guying dad is not going to get you love in the real world or here on GT.

That being said, I hope the dirtbag rots and you and your roomate get full restitution.

OrangeJoe
01-07-2013, 20:44
I agree that putting the father on the spot for his adult sons crimes was not proper nor advisable and might even be illegal. Not a cool move on the OPs (or his friends) part.



The horrible tragedy for all of us is that if you can't afford to live in a White community you will eventually be raped, robbed or killed.

Dude, never go full retard. Why is it that every New Year we get a stormpooper or two trying to sling their poop here? Shoo.

RyanBDawg
01-07-2013, 21:14
The horrible tragedy for all of us is that if you can't afford to live in a White community you will eventually be raped, robbed or killed.

Uh, the dude that robed us was a white guy from the country..

The city I live in is pretty majority white.

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GRIMLET
01-07-2013, 21:24
Uh, the dude that robed us was a white guy from the country..

The city I live in is pretty majority white.

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Im not jumping in on the racial theme but........

Then you don't live in Jackson as your profile says. Maybe....Madison or Brandon...Pearl?




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Dubble-Tapper
01-07-2013, 21:35
The horrible tragedy for all of us is that if you can't afford to live in a White community you will eventually be raped, robbed or killed.

wow. :faint:

RyanBDawg
01-07-2013, 22:22
Im not jumping in on the racial theme but........

Then you don't live in Jackson as your profile says. Maybe....Madison or Brandon...Pearl?




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