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Old 12-20-2017, 07:32 AM   #21
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I hope you got friends in the concrete or HWY building industry... If not with an arsenal like this you better get a few close friends or get a 55-gallon drum and a concrete mixer
In Michigan everyone has an arsenal bigger than that, even most single women. Just for the record, I have no guns at all though. Not a single one.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:33 AM   #22
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I hope you got friends in the concrete or HWY building industry... If not with an arsenal like this you better get a few close friends or get a 55-gallon drum and a concrete mixer
or a wood chipper
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Bring it on! Probably nothing I havenít heard a dozen times before! Haha


OK, here is one to set the stage. Mid 1960,s I'm living on the South side. There is a well established flag ship rather large 4 story department store in the neighborhood. So,in the heat of the summer,shortly after dark and the store closes,Peoples gas trucks show up,set up traffic horses,tents over manholes,spot lights the whole 9 yds. on each of the three ends of the T alley where the store is located. Cops stop and chit chat with "workers" to see what the trouble is on a somewhat regular basis. The thugs back a truck and tow behind compressor right in back of store which happens to be at top of the T alley. They commence to jackhammer a huge hole in brick wall (thereby not setting off alarms wired to doors and windows. They then back semi after semi up to the hole and virtually carry out EVERYTHING from the store,including some of the display cases. When they are finished,they pack up the gas trucks,put covers on manholes and leave.

The store opens in morning,the people thought they unlocked the wrong store,nothing was to be seen.


I truly feel for the loss of your tools and truck damage. This is just a suggestion,The thugs now know the goodies they got,know all the replacements will be brand spanking new,will definitely make a mental note of the "opportunities". Leaving the truck on the street,in a open lot or multi story parking garage is a pure recipe for disaster. Your best bet is to find a locked "somewhat" secure building to park the truck. Yeah,and I know,the area you are in ,finding that is harder than the needle in the haystack. Your alternative,if you keep getting ripped off,your insurance company will drop you like a hot potato. Or,at some point in time,after a few more break in,someone will ask you to pay a "street tax" as the best way not to have reoccurring problems.And even,that may or may not solve the problem. Get that truck in a building as fast as humanly possible.
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Just for the record, I have no guns at all though. Not a single one.


Reminds me of the Bob Dylan album Street Legal,the track Joey about the infamous gangster. "In his later years,he would not carry a gun,I'm around too many children and they should never know of one."
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I truly feel for the loss of your tools and truck damage. This is just a suggestion,The thugs now know the goodies they got,know all the replacements will be brand spanking new,will definitely make a mental note of the "opportunities". Leaving the truck on the street,in a open lot or multi story parking garage is a pure recipe for disaster. Your best bet is to find a locked "somewhat" secure building to park the truck. Yeah,and I know,the area you are in ,finding that is harder than the needle in the haystack. Your alternative,if you keep getting ripped off,your insurance company will drop you like a hot potato. Or,at some point in time,after a few more break in,someone will ask you to pay a "street tax" as the best way not to have reoccurring problems.And even,that may or may not solve the problem. Get that truck in a building as fast as humanly possible.

I do agree, I was going to ask the same thing with what are your plans now for your vehicle storage?

Apparently they obviously are not worried about being caught robbing a truck in the wide open parking lot

From your picture where you were parked it looks like there were hundreds of windows around


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Temporarily Iím leaving it in a very secure building with my trailer and machine. Thatís not going to be a permanent solution because itís 60 blocks south of here but in the meantime Iíll have to make it work. I have no intention of leaving it in that parking lot unattended for more than an hour ever again.
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Temporarily Iím leaving it in a very secure building with my trailer and machine. Thatís not going to be a permanent solution because itís 60 blocks south of here but in the meantime Iíll have to make it work. I have no intention of leaving it in that parking lot unattended for more than an hour ever again.
How did they get through your puck lock? I was recently broken into and now I installed the puck locks and going to get an alarm system

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He might have taken that pic after the fact
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Really...you got to show off your weapons.....on the internet?
Some people are just plain stupid and just can't help themselves.

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Why would that be stupid? People post pictures of their guns all the time on the internet....


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Why would that be stupid? People post pictures of their guns all the time on the internet....


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Ignore the tin foil hat crowd. All my weapons are legal, purchased above board and registered. The minute I applied for and received a silencer the government knew I had guns. Canít have a silencer in IL so I left it in NC.

Some folks are too paranoid for their own good. If the government was worried about me they would just track my phone and see that Iím at the range 2 to 3 times a month. Or look at my credit card receipts.
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How did they get through your puck lock? I was recently broken into and now I installed the puck locks and going to get an alarm system

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No idea, it’s nowhere to be found and the brackets it installed on is bent up. I’d guess they put the 5 foot prybar on it and snapped it off.

Once I got the new one that you see in the pictures it took me and my helper 10 minutes to get it back on to the brackets they were so bent. We could’ve done it faster if they hadn’t stole my hammers
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[QUOTE=Mr.joe;6598033]How did they get through your puck lock? I was recently broken into and now I installed the puck locks and going to get an alarm system





Might have been with something like this.https://www.google.com/search?q=burk...HZwCy0VzLKg2M:

As far as alarms go,they are a joke,they go off so often in Chicago,people are immune to them. If they don't shut off automatically,they will run the batteries completely down.Don't forget ,cops will not answer burglarizes ,so why would anyone waste the time to call them ?
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I hope you got friends in the concrete or HWY building industry... If not with an arsenal like this you better get a few close friends or get a 55-gallon drum and a concrete mixer
That's what you call an arsenal? Out here it's a starter kit.
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Here is a close up of the inside, one bolt is completely gone and you can see there the other two tore against the sheet metal. Whatever they used was stout.
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That's exactly what I thought with your post.
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As far as alarms go,they are a joke,they go off so often in Chicago,people are immune to them. If they don't shut off automatically,they will run the batteries completely down.Don't forget ,cops will not answer burglarizes ,so why would anyone waste the time to call them ?

Especially if he is parked downtown because there was so much noise between the car horns, ambulances, fire engines, el train and cop cars nobody pays attention to that crap. Besides everybodyís too busy looking down at their phone while theyíre walking around



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Here is a close up of the inside, one bolt is completely gone and you can see there the other two tore against the sheet metal. Whatever they used was stout.



As I said,probably something like this. It will do the trick faster than you can tie your shoe.


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Depreciation...
A place I used to live had a pipe burst and flooded the basement with about 2' of water.
All my tools down there. Insurance didn't really give me squat because of "depreciation".
If you have a replacement cost policy you get to collect your depreciation money.

RCV -depreciation= Actual cost value

Rcv policy good
Acv policy bad
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