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Question regarding car broken into last night.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Maikeru-sama, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Was on my way to go workout about 30 minutes ago and noticed that my car was broken into. They broke the window, stole my radio and severly damaged the dash board.

    The cop asked me how much the radio was worth and I told him I didn't know, I would have to call Car Toys. He told me to give him a rough estimate so I did.

    Is that estimate going to be what the Insurance goes by because it is on the ticket or will the estimate from Car Toys be the estimate?
  2. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    when i got into an accident my subs and custom box were ruined and my insurance (all state) gave me the ful value from circuit city. Hopefully its the same as your situation
  3. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    pretty sure the police just needed an estimate for the report should have no bearing on what your insurance pays
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Insurance will want a copy of your receipt or an estimate from a professional of a comparable unit...

    Sorry about that Mike. It's happened to me before and it sux...
  5. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    The cops need an estimate to determine if it is going to be a felony theft. It is something like 2k in Texas may have changed since then but that is why they needed a rough estimate.

    Here is a link to the Texas Penal code it gets confusing because of the exceptions but the base here is Felony if it is 1.5k to 20k then it becomes something else after 20k

    http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/PE/content/htm/pe.007.00.000031.00.htm
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Thanks for the info.

    Looks like my neighbors got their stuff stolen too.

    Im wondering if the rental car I just got is safe, even though the radio is the original that came with the car.
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Sounds like you might to invest in THIS
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Somehow I knew what that video was before I even clicked on it. :lmao:
  9. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    generally scum bags don't come right back because they realize people watch more closely for a while.

    best thing you can do is put up one of those lights that come on when someone crosses its path.

    anything that makes your car less of an easy target.

    breaking into a car is rarely ever investigated beyond the initial report. sux that they don't do more to catch those losers. so the crimes will continue because they are easy to get away with.

    other than that sitting outside firing of the rifle every few hours is about thats full proof. the crazy people on the block are generally the safest.
  10. Warick

    Warick Member

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    Someone on another board had a pretty good idea for car protection at night. He had a problem with people trying to break into his mustang, so he used one of those baby monitor setups (he already had it from his kid).

    He keeps one of the devices in the car, and the other by his night stand, next to the 357. He said it is very sensitive (obviously, for babies), and picks up all kinds of sound. He said he heard something one night, and thought it was just the wind at first, until he heard voices. He tried sneaking up on them, but they got away. Fortunately, they didn't get into his car, and take the stereo.

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