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Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 25, 2012 - 02:07am PT
I was parked at sanatans just out side the park entrance like 30 mins ago an someone stole my backpack with my rope and my entire rack, harness, draws and everything.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Nov 25, 2012 - 02:10am PT
Let them rot in the desert and be eaten by coyotes.
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 03:01am PT
Holy shit! Just got it back. Some meth head that lives behind the place made some "calls" and got us our back packs back for $40. Got scammed but really happy to have my sh#t. And F the police they are no help and didn't even show up like they said they would.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Nov 25, 2012 - 03:38am PT
You have been doing some clean livin!!

This is sadly something that is happening more frequently in Jtree.

Spread the word don't leave gear in the back of trucks, cars with windows down, outside the bathroom/shower at coyote corner, etc!!

Now get your ass back in the park and SSSSEEENNNDDD!!!!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 25, 2012 - 09:08am PT
First off - very glad the OP got his rack back, even if it was a set up amongst the dopers. Sort of like he got a $40 ticket for unknowingly driving into the local speed trap!

I'd be interested to know, just for conversational purposes, what the deal was. Gear locked in car, visible, and window broken(no mention of broken window). Gear visible in unlocked car?(doood...what were you thinking???). Gear hidden under carp in unlocked car?(lock yer car, even for a quick run in to some place. Last year I forgot to lock my van - once - and someone stole my daypack out of it. The good news for me was that all that was inside was hairbrush, toothpaste and toothbrush and such. They could have gotten my Nikon camera, laptop, my gear, and my most valuable Teddy.)

I guess this gear scam is sort of like the NYC version of stealing small dogs. Thieves see them tied up as owner steps into a Starbucks or similar, or out of back yard, and then wait for the "Lost Flyers." No market for dognapping in Jtree, obviously. But climbing gear....


edit:
when you make a conscious decision to do the wrong thing you get whats coming
I'll go one step further with that one. Steve - it's the THOUGHT that counts. And that kind of thinking is not going to serve your own energy well. Set someone's house on FIRE? Are you insane? Consider possibilities: Innocent children and pets inside, owner of most likely rented place who may be uninsured, firemen called to duty because of YOUR behavior, neighbors put at risk, possibly murdering a person who may be a junkie but still probably has a mom, dad, brothers, sisters and maybe kids. And is still a human being.


T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 25, 2012 - 09:15am PT
^^^
Speed Trap. LOL.
Good one Happie!
Tad
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:02am PT
Locker, I've always been puzzled by that phenomenon, too.

And happie, why would I want to place a carp over my gear? EWWWWWWW!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:10am PT
There is often 1 or 2 cruzers for the entire highway 62.


The cops are doing the best they can... trust me. A lot bigger issues up there than theft, unfortunately : /.

glad you got your stuff back my friend!
hoipolloi

climber
A friends backyard with the neighbors wifi
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Don't set his house on fire. That's gone too far.

Find some blunt object in your car and beat his ass to a f*#king pulp. Maybe use your climbing rope to string him from a tree?


That is some serious bull sh#t.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:15am PT
bet those meth heads voted for obama.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:23am PT
bet those meth heads voted for obama.


Funny how the thought process goes for some people.

You'd be surprised how many would vote for Romney, or Elvis, or Space Cadets from Venus.




FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:41am PT
Meth heads tend to be very right wing.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:42am PT
For a nominal service charge I can wire your rig to give anyone thinking of pilfering one helluva DC discharge. Shocking concept hehe.

Do you think a "WARNING vehicle protected by 50.000 Volts DC" be a deterrent?


Glad you got your kit back.
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
I'll post details tonight. Im gonna go climb like crazy today. But yeah we were kooks leaving the gear in an open bed the truck. And just one small climbing sticker locker.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 25, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
ummm....yeah.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Nov 25, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
But yeah we were kooks leaving the gear in an open bed the truck.

Tfish, better to be a trusting soul than a f*#king thief. Glad you got your goods back.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 25, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
hey there say,Tfish... very glad you got it back...
lessone learned the hard way, :(
take care...

not sure how that could be, though, when vehicles are parked in lonely
spots, :(


too bad you can't have one of those 'ink' thing attached like some
stores do--it stuff is broken into (or whatever) the INK breaks
open, and at least folks can see WHO it was that stole the stuff...

course, if the police do not do anything, than that won't get them
caught, :(

but--if folks spot them, they'd know who it was that stole...
however, your gear would be all inked up, :(

:(
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 25, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
Where's Mighty Hiker with the quarterly reports on this?

Slackin' Dude.

My favorite was the guide getting his pack nabbed TWICE in the same place. The second lift was mostly gear courtesy of generous Supertopians.

That has to suck.
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Nov 25, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
Dirty desert denizens are never to be trusted.

Do never underestimate tweekers. They see all. (even stuff thats not there)
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Nov 25, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again!
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