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Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 12:11pm PT
When he came back with your packs, you shoulda have beat his ass, instead of giving him money.

That was the first thing we thought about, but he had a bunch of friends at his house and we had no idea if they had guns or anything. And there is like a 1% chance he was telling the truth and did help us out.

And GDavis, I've never had a cop help me with anything. But I've had them f*#k me over several times. So yeah I should give them a beak this time because they did have a valid excuse, but all in all cops generally suck.
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
So let me get this straight. You left your gear in the back of your pickup truck, in plain sight, at a restaurant that you knew was frequented by meth heads?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
When he came back with your packs, you shoulda have beat his ass, instead of giving him money.

Good idea, its not like they don't know what his truck looks like or where he likes to go hang out at.


Christ, people. This isn't Roadhouse. $40 is always the better option over getting in a fight.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
I wonder what the Methies would charge to just guard a vehicle?
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
So let me get this straight. You left your gear in the back of your pickup truck, in plain sight, at a restaurant that you knew was frequented by meth heads?

Yep, left our stuff out in the open...
But that was my first time eating there so I didn't know it was a meth head hang out. And Im never eating there again. I had to poop 3 times in the morning and had spicy butthole all day.
locker

Social climber
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:20pm PT

Dude got SCAMMED...

I wouldn't have paid a cent...

Would have THANKED the guy, then taken my gear and left...

Who gives a fuk about how many "Friends" he has...



EDITED:

Once you saw the dude ride up with your gear, you OWNED him...

locker

Social climber
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:25pm PT

"and had spicy butthole all day."...

Welcome to SANTANAs...

ROFL!!!...

whitemeat

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
Credit: whitemeat
I got one of these stolen from me, luckily nothing bit first aid and shoes inside but still a serious bummer, havent found it yet.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
And it burns burns burns the ring of fire the ring of fire.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
When is someone gonna market a LoJack/GPS tracker you hide in the gear sling?
Or better yet disguise it as a locking biner they won't toss.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
Philo,

It used to cost 2 slices of 99 cent pizza to have your car "guarded" in downtown Vancouver. Pretty mild extortion really, if none of your new friends with pizza were around, there was a huge chance of break in.
jfailing

Trad climber
Lone Pine
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
This is a great success story - we all do stupid sh#t without thinking about it sometimes...

My car got broken into in NE Portland a few weeks ago and a bag of gear got stolen. Harness, three pairs of shoes, rope, grigri, and two chalk bags. And the bag too. They just grabbed the bag though, and left my nice Mountain Hardware jacket and my gopro sitting right next to the bag...

Assholes broke my window!
Assholes broke my window!
Credit: jfailing

I shouldn't have left it in the car to begin with, but went right from the climbing gym to the show. I have a feeling that the people who broke in live nearby, and so I scoped around the neighborhood, but didn't really see anything.

So my question is this - do meth-heads and thieves really think they can get any money for a bag of climbing gear? Unless they sell it to a climber, who would probably know that sh#t is stolen, where are they unloading it? Maybe the meth-head wants to get into rock climbing?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:24pm PT
My girlfriend's car load of trader joe's groceries got ripped off during the day at the local tubs...Her description matched the mug of this well known petty thief who was cycling in and out of jail...Riding thru town one day i see the guy walking..I rode up to him and asked him if he had broken into any cars lately....His jaw dropped to the ground and he dropped a load in his pants...I rode off laughing at the dumb founded look of guilt on his face...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
RJ, was he riding a white Cervelo? Run him over next time.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
It's ten seconds of work for something.

All they know is that pile is important to someone, maybe it's you maybe they can trade it for a fix and a sandwich.

If they can't ditch it in a few hour for cash they throw it out. Better not to get caught with it.

Such is the spectrum of human behavior when things get desperate and nights get longer and colder. Hide your toys and be glad you have people that love you and care about you... Those guys got a sh#t hand in life, and they played it shitty. I can't help but be a bit sad... Ideally I could hate them because it would make me feel good but when I worked at that nomad and saw the way their life went... :( sucks.


The other day my bike wheel got ripped off right in front of my apartment in broad daylight. What shitty life drove someone to think THAT was a good thing to do?


climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:28pm PT
I have never seen a situation so dismal that a policeman couldn't make it worse.
Brendan Behan
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
Unfortunately, in today's California budget environment, nonviolent theft is a catch-and-release offense. I could add a lot more, but suffice to say that for the last 30 years or so, we've acted as if increasing the length of prison sentences is a magic bullet to reduce crime at little cost. Things like the current situation with thieves proves otherwise.

While studies show that higher probability of apprehension and punishment deters crime, the length of the prison sentence has much less of an effect. In the meantime, climbers' only lawful options are insurance and care in keeping valuable items locked and hidden.

John
locker

Social climber
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:39pm PT


"maybe it's you maybe they can trade it for a fix and a sandwich."...


Well it's OBVIOUS that you DON'T have a clue about METH users...

The SANDWICH was NEVER in the picture...

;-)

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 26, 2012 - 05:40pm PT
I rode up to him and asked him if he had broken into any cars lately....

JESUS!

I remember that story!

I KNOW THAT GUY!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
Geeze, Riles, I've been let off twice because I was a climber! Really!
Not for manslaughter or anything - DUI.
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