My First Car Stolen

Back in 1996 or so I had driven over to my friends house in Yucaipa, California. I had a 90something Toyota Camary. I think it might have been a 1991 or 1992. It was night and raining and I parked the car in front of my friends house at about 10 p.m. or so. About 2 am I went out side to leave and the car was gone. It was stolen. We even were right in front of the window and the thieves has snuck it away. 

I had left my Bel Radar Detector ($255) on the dash, the only time in about 3-4 years I had done that, and it got nabbed along with the car.

They found the car the next day. The theives had ran it off the road and then beat the crap out of the car. What bothers me is they didn’t even want the car they just wanted a joyride then wanted to destroy it. They could have at least left it, they didn’t have to ruin it to. Bastards.

They stole my Radar detector. What really pisses me off is I had a full tank of gas in it, if they didn’t have the gas, it wouldn’t have been able to go very far. Because of that I went without a Radar detector for nearly 2-3 years before finally being able to replace it.

The cops could do nothing. They found a knife in the car and they had no desire to finger print it or anything. The thieves even started to use some stolen phone cards and the cops would do nothing.

The car was totaled and the insurance company didn’t give enough to fix or replace the car. The moral was don’t leave the Radar Detector on the dash. Unfortunately it took a another time of losing it to learn that.

It really screwed me over because I almost was unable to go to college because we only had 2 cars. But my dad made a nice sacrafice and gave me his car, and him and my mom shared a car until they were able to get another cheap car. It was a brand new Integra GSR too. The only new nice car we had ever owned. What parent would do that for thir kids

I home someday the thieves get theirs.

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      Hey, I'm liberal, but I'm an intelligent, east-coast liberal who moved here and I agree with everything you posted except the liberal part ... they are mostly mindless morons - but this goes beyond politics. I too have driven in just about every state in the Union and overseas. Although most states have their fair share of asshole drivers who have many of the bad habits listed above (FL especially), CA seems to have them ALL, and then some!! Ugh.
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    I’ve driven in California since 1991. I’ve spent many trips running up and down the state as well as driving in many other states. After all of this driving, I became fed up with how bad California drivers on. I wanted to point out what they do to either help change a few drivers or at least entertain the rest of the world with Californian’s horrible driving.

    I’m located in Orange County in a couple of the richest areas. I see every type of car that is out there in this area. It’s like a car show. Going to a car show isn’t exciting anymore because you see most of the cars driving around anyway. I also work at a place where people buy all the different types of cars. We have Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Lotus, etc. So you can even see a lot of the cars in the work parking lot.

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