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taloft
05-22-2005, 4:02 PM
Hi Boys and Girls,

I'm back. First a burgler breaks into my house, and steals approx. $25,000 worth of merchandise. This included my kimber custom45acp. Then my old beat up computer dies the next morning. three days later I get laid off due to a lack of work.
Well, I wasn't home when the chump robbed us. The gun was in the nightstand drawer with the safty cable on it. I don't know how he got the cable off, but he left it on my bed like a calling card.

Lesson#1 get a small hand gun safe and bolt it to the floor by the bed.

Lesson#2 computers don't live forever http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Lesson#3 hard to buy a new computer let alone anything else with no job and no real savings.

three years later I have a good job, savings account, computer, and soon a new Kimber. I'm glad to be back http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I just wish I had been there to "give" the perp the gun personally. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif seriously, at least no one was hurt and I can replace everything, but the heirloom jewelry. It feels good to be able to visit the forum again. I missed you folks, b.s. and all. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

1919_4_ME
05-22-2005, 4:10 PM
Welcome back and sorry to hear about what happened to you.Did you get a good home alarm installed this time? http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

kalibear
05-22-2005, 4:14 PM
Welcome back, great turn around!

Ducati748r
05-22-2005, 4:30 PM
Welcome home. You did purchase a safe for you guns..right? http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

RRangel
05-22-2005, 7:09 PM
Welcome back and thanks for remembering Calguns.net.

I'm glad everything is working out.

Rascal
05-22-2005, 8:03 PM
Welcome back! Glad things worked out for you!

Turbinator
05-22-2005, 9:17 PM
Did you have any kind of homeowners insurance to cover the loss of any items?

Welcome back and here's hoping to a happier future.

Turby

taloft
05-22-2005, 9:19 PM
Ironically We had an ADT alarm installed just prior to the break in. It was turned off at the time because it was giving false alarms and needed to be tweaked. Ol' Murphy at it again.

It was broad daylight, and I was at work. the rest of the family had left at 11:30 a.m. on an entertainment trip. I got home from work at 3:00 p.m. to find the front door open. I thought that the family was back and started through the house calling out to them.

The first thing I noticed was that my bedroom door was open, and the bedroom lights were on. WRONG! screamed by brain. That door is always locked when I'm not there. My sisters all have kids and visit regularly. Nobody needs access to that room without me knowing. I looked into the room, and saw that it had been ransacked. The drawer on my nightstand that contained only my .45 and a large maglight was pulled out and empty. there were no pillow cases on the pillows, and the window was open with no screen in it.

It was about this time I realized just what the hell was going on. I bugged out of the house. I didn't know if said scumbag was still walking around inside, and had no urge to find out. Especially, since him or they were now armed with my .45. That sounded like a job for the local sheriff, so that's who I called next.

One officer came out and proceeded to make more of a mess with print powder(which I had to clean up). Talked to my neighbor (the drunk) who gave a discription of the vehicle, and the perp. This allowed me to at least rule out someone I know having done it. I never heard from the deputy again.

renters insurance only covered part of it. The heirloom jewelry was priceless as a rememberance of loved ones. My father's guitars are his life. Oddly, none of the electronics were touched, too heavy I guess.

I will be getting a safe when I purchase a new gun, but the computer was first. Easier to shop for a gun that way. That was last week, a new gun (with safe http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) hopefully, will be next week.

I think the worst part of it was knowing that some lowlife is running around with a match grade .45 ACP and 400 rounds of ball ammo.

The first thing is that you feel violated, then pissed. You go over and over in your mind what if, woulda, coulda, and shoulda. None of that stuff helps. Hind sight is golden. I did learn some hard lessons, and I'm a good student.

50 Freak
05-22-2005, 9:19 PM
Get the best alarm there is. A big mean dog.

taloft
05-22-2005, 9:31 PM
Funny that you would say that. I said the same thing to the property owner, but he still wouldn't change the lease. No dogs allowed http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

ligamentum flavum
05-22-2005, 10:30 PM
i wonder if the alarm installers saw something they liked, then installed the alarm system incorrectly to give false alarms...

ivanimal
05-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Welcome back Bro, we missed ya. Dont give up hope there are still nice people out there. You seem to be one of them.