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Old 03-13-2018, 09:39 PM   #1
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So last week I an having a few pops with the boys . We go inside grab some frosty cold ones use the pisser we walk outside and all the doors to my LOCKED truck are open . All my hand tools and power tools gone . Packout system gone . Air compressor gone . Miter saw gone . ALL OF IT GONE .

Called the cops and they treat me like the bad guy .

Cops told me they are stalking you . They know lots of workers stay at this hotel and they get calls all the time 2-3 time a week . Economy is booming so all of us that work are being targeted . I was parked under a camera and you cant see crap . They used a stolen truck to rob me . They found the truck they stole stripped about a mile down the road .

We do not stay at cheap hotels and we stay in good areas and we try to stay 20 to 30 minutes from the job so if they watch at work they wont see our trucks around the corner while we sleep .

Watch you're asses out there boys it is hunting season for them .
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:41 PM   #2
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forkin' A cat....~CS~
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What do you think? Are these guys using a slim jim or something to get in to locked rigs?
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Yeah slim jim . Also on the early 2000 fords you can use a butter knife behind the handle and pop the lock . I grew up with a buddy who was a professional car thief and he showed me all the tricks .
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They don't even need that if they are pros now. If you have a remote entry key fob, and they are staking out your hotel, they wait for you to park and lock with your key fob and they have a receiver that captures the code. Then they just re-transmit it after you've gone inside and your truck is wide open, it even looks totally legit to anyone nearby. had this happen to me last year in San Francisco.

Since then, I've taken to LOCKING my door with the button, that way there is no transmission of the signal. I unlock it with the fob, but only if I am going to get in an leave. If I have to open it to get something out, I use the key.
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I do not have key FOB but i know what you are saying . I saw them on the camera pros I tell you pros .
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Keep your ears and eyes open near local pawn shops those are one of few common area they will dump stolen tools at.

It time to get a coconut cannon to go after those bad arse guys.,,
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Here the pawn shops get to hide stuff in the back before they can sell it 30 days later when it's cooled off.

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What's an electrician doing with a compressor and a miter saw?
Have you no boundaries in your work??
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Cops told me they are stalking you . They know lots of workers stay at this hotel and they get calls all the time 2-3 time a week . Economy is booming so all of us that work are being targeted . I was parked under a camera and you cant see crap . They used a stolen truck to rob me . They found the truck they stole stripped about a mile down the road .

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Happening that frequently and the cops won't stake out the hotels tells you it's a horrible police force. The easiest thing to solve is recurring crime.
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Here the pawn shops get to hide stuff in the back before they can sell it 30 days later when it's cooled off.

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What's an electrician doing with a compressor and a miter saw?
Have you no boundaries in your work??
I like money and money likes me . For one of our clients I do it all . Ground up every trade It is kinda fun I like it . After 30 years of bending pipe and pulling wire it keeps me from the burnout . My boss holds the EC and I have a GC and it works for us one shop does it all . We can turn key a project and do not have to wait for the other trades . We have control . We ONLY do food service and food service has some funky aspects to it . Restaurants , supermarkets , Packing houses , food production processing , etc . Chances are some how some silly way you ate something from someplace we worked on . But for the most part I am a sparky born and breed sparky .
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