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Sorry to hear about your truck getting broke into, that sucks big time.

Thankyou for posting that video, I will be getting an alarm installed ASAP.
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****ty thing but at least now you get to upgrade your equipment.
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"Well Officer I am Deeply sorry It had to be this way but I was in fear for my life, and as soon as he reached into his jacket after threatening me I had to use my right as an American Citizen to protect my Life and Property."

Whos story would you believe Mine "The law abiding citizen on MY property who has never been in trouble a day in my life"
Or the dead criminal guy.

Besides Check this story out
Police investigate larceny and shooting | WAVY.com | Suffolk, Va.

Or the one about the store owner who was next door to his store drinking when he saw someone breaking into his store and he shot the guy through the window. That happened in the same city.

Any way plenty of lawyers on my side

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not sure how it works in VA, but in Florida, if you shoot someone, they have to be inside the house proper. this is a direct quote from a local Sheriff:
"if you shoot them, and they make it outside before they die, make sure you pull them back into the house before we arrive, otherwise you could face a manslaughter charge, and make sure you shoot to kill, if you permanently disable them they can sue."
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Seems like this may make you more subject to having you **** jacked?

Anyhow sucks this happened to you man, good luck getting your stuff back, like posted up watch craigslist like a hawk'!
To the naked eye, i don't have much in my truck. my sub is under a false floor, and unless you know the floor of old style rangers actually goes deeper than the bottom of the jumpseats, it looks normal. i try and park in the last row of cars, so it just looks like im late. im usually so paranoid that i have to park it somewhere i can see it out the window.
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You'd have to be completely ignorant to even attempt shooting someone for breaking into your vehicle. If you wanna be the poster child for stupidity with firearms and go to jail and then court for 2-3 years of your life, spend thousands of dollars, then more power to ya. Your firearm will be police property for at least a couple years, if not forever. I've read tons of stories about gun owners being found not guilty but never getting their firearm back. There's not "lots of lawyers" that are just gonna feel sorry for you and jump on board either. Judges aren't kind to people involved in shootings either, whether you were defending yourself or not. Plus if you shoot anyone, you better make DAMN SURE it was an obvious threat against your life, and they're DEAD in the first two shots. If not, you're getting sued later down the road, like it or not. THESE are the realities of living in America in this day and age.


As for the OP, you can thank the media for people using that antenna trick.





GB :)
In Michigan, Assualt is a misdemeanor and lets face it, most judges aren't gonna send you to jail if you kick the crap out of somebody because they were trying to get into your truck.
Thats why i stuffed a broken hockey stick end (the one you hold) in between my seat.
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Thats why i stuffed a broken hockey stick end (the one you hold) in between my seat.
I could be wrong but im guessing you mean in your truck, and in the case some one is breaking into your truck, i dont see it doing much good there and possibly may hurt you if the thief decides to attack you with it.
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I had a truck broken into because of the ****ty hasp on the sliding back windows... Bastards used something to pop it in and unlock it, stole my head unit, full cd case ( about 90 cd's) and my sun glasses. I had the cops involved, it was on base in front of the base gym and no one saw anything or heard anything, alarm went off and all, broad daylight. Insurance said the base would cover it, base said thats what insurance is for, bottom line, I got screwed.
I felt so violated the next time I drove the truck, it was to a dealership and bought a Jeep. I saw the truck a few weeks back and it looks the same as when I traded it in. It's been 15 years next month and still pisses me off...
i feel the same way about feeling so violated. i grabbed a buddys car and headed up to my house today to pick up a few things and to make sure the tow truck got the truck to my house and it was parked in the garage and i just cant look at it the same way.. it looks so poor and helpless i got into the drivers seat and just sat there and it just didnt feel right. the interior was still a mess though so i guess that may be why.

gb thanks for the vid.. i might have to let the cop know about that so he actually believes me


and to who said i get to upgrade.. we'll see what insurance says.. but i dont think theyre going to give me enough money to cover everything i lost.
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Aww man that bites man.
But teaches you to not leave alot of expensive stuff in your truck.
Me... i have my radio receiver, speakers, and that's about it, i take everything else in with me when im not in the truck.
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Trunk monkeys work best!
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sucks man.

im getting an alarm just for this reason. i know it doesnt stop them from doing it, but it might prevent, or at least gives me a heads up.

im getting it put in this weekend.
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trunk monkeys ftw. haha

ty, mind saying what your paying for that installed? you can pm if you want.


and i know, dont leave a lot of expensive stuff in my car. although college campuses and college security gave me a false sense of security. campus security needs to get its head out of its *** because the total number of cars broken into the same night as mine is now up to 12.. i never had this kind of problem at my old school. i know i cant really compare but come one.. really. on a a campus of 1200 you wouldnt think there would be this problem. the security here is a joke. they sent out an email saying they are going to patrol more but i havent seen it yet..
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my price won't really relate to you most likely.. lol

im getting it through my friends shop at cost, which is about 250. then their electrical guy there is installing it for another 100 bucks. so i'm looking at about 450 after another module i had to buy for the alarm.

normally at their shop they install it for 600
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You should be able to get an alarm put in for 4 to 600. you can also drop back to a non 2-way alarm cheaper. your truck wouldnt be able to let you know somethings up though. all depends on what you want to spend.
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Mobile Watchman Car Camera Security Systems - Mobile Watchman EDR Complete System - Recommended | Event Data Recorder (EDR) | OBS, Inc. This will do the job. YEE-HAW!!!!!! Maybe a little expensive but look at what you lost & the property damages & it's a bargain. Also you can get a insurance reduction. If you lost a good gun like my "GOOD OLE, BIG ***" 1911 colt 45 then this is a bargain. It's a "no questions asked" solution to the problem. YEAH!!! Come to TEXAS and see how our gun laws are! "COME ON PARDNER & BREAK INTO THIS TRUCK TONIGHT & SEE WHAT HAPPENS".

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A buddy of mine got a bunch of tools stolen out of his vechile, and his homeowners insurance covered the losses. Maby something to check into. Alot of times you are covered for rediculous things with insurance that you don't know you are paying for, just extra useless coverages that you will never use but they charge you for to suck the cash from you.

A garage owner that has a 2 bay garage was paying 2500 a year on insurance to cover if he dinged a car backing it out of his bay, even though he would never put it through insurance if he did damage a car (He ran a damn mechanic shop!)..
Just an example.
My sister was paying for coverage to pay for if she spilled a coffee on her seat, or tore upholstry etc, that she didn't know about..
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my price won't really relate to you most likely.. lol

im getting it through my friends shop at cost, which is about 250. then their electrical guy there is installing it for another 100 bucks. so i'm looking at about 450 after another module i had to buy for the alarm.

normally at their shop they install it for 600
i figured you were getting a deal on it. you always tend to get deals on everything :P but thanks man.


i've never looked into an alarm before..pretty pricey but i think itll be worth it so it doesnt happen again.


my insurance is going to cover it. i hope. im waiting for a call from my adjuster but i think everything is going to be covered my comprehensive or something along the lines of that. i dont really know.
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yeah its very pricy. but worth it considering my ranger doesnt have an alarm. it just honks the horn when it locks to make people think there's one i guess haha
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haha i know the feeling. everyone thinks im lying when i tell them my truck doesnt have an alarm
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Conceal a baby glock on your ankle and strap an x26 (pistol grip civilian model) tazer to your side.. imo - if a situation in civilian attire requires the use of my weapon - I have time to reach for my ankle, its not like im clearing rooms or anything of that nature. If i'm in line at a store and i need to protect others or myself, i can take cover behind an object while crouching and access my pistol comfortably.

for many situations - a tazer is quite effective; unless you are being robbed up front (but that should be rare when someone sees a pistol grip on your waist)

Walk armed everywhere ya' go..it's the right thing to do :)
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in my situation i cant really carry a gun or tazer around with me..
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TEXAS has the best gun laws. yeah!!!!
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Michigan gun laws are pretty basic, with a permit (which i hope to obtain next year) you can carry anywhere except the basics, such as school, hospital what have you. i also have a false sense of security at my school, i haven't seen them make any kind of arrest for any of the violations i've heard about. all our security basically does is cruise around in a new Escape and write parking tickets.
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Thats the one we are having installed tomorrow.
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should do a good job for you.
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