OP's Fault for leaving car unlocked.
Thieves Fault for stealing from the car.
Both are at fault for leaving the car unlocked and for stealing from the car.
I dont mean to be pedantic, but doesnt BROKEN into, imply that they had to break/vandalise your property in order to gain access, i.e break a window, jimmy a door etc.. I dont think walking up and opening counts as breaking in, wonder how its covered on insurance
Editing for clarity: I know this because when my car was broken into, they stole my gps and an old iPod (deck of cards looking old). Neither were covered under my car insurance.
Last edited by Aoyi; 2012-11-06 at 11:44 PM.
Drivers responsibility is the car.
As many other threads on this forum have made clear, the majority of posters here are criminal opportunists.
It was the thief's fault your GPS was stolen. It was your/your friend's fault for creating the opportunity, however.
OP, I don't think this is your fault, atleast not 100%.
It's true, you should have checked if the doors were closed, like a lot of people have said so far, but in my opinion, it wouldn't really matter since the thief could always break in, that is, if he would bother himself to do so. Some times people won't because it will make noise and stuff, even so yeah, it's just too bad that you won't get an insurance or something.
If someone really wants to steal something from your car, a locked door isn't going to stop them. I've had windows broken out many times when I lived in bad neighborhoods.
To those talking about people who would break into the car anyway, that's quite possible, and I'm glad my windows are fine. My dad had that happen to him several years ago, but with that said, I don't want that to really down play my mistake either.
Well it's really the thieve's fault for being a douchbag. Never hide anything in the glovebox though, everyone checks there first. I put mine in a locking first aid slot under the passenger seat. Who needs bandages when it makes a perfectly good safe XD.
It's the thief's fault, but don't make it easy on them...
The options for this poll confuse me. Are you implying that, if it was your fault for leaving the car door unlocked, the thief isn't at fault for going in to your car and stealing from it?
It's both your fault for not locking your car's doors, and the thief's fault for stealing in the first place.
Obviously thieve's fault, but OP we are not living in candyworld anymore, don't leave your stuff unlocked.
I don't really see that as your fault.
How many thieves walk around checking for unlocked doors? Do car thieves go from car to car checking to see which one is unlocked? Of course not.
My guess is that someone knew that door was unlocked before of even thinking to steal anything. This comes down to what kinda lock you have on your door. Was it one that has a obvious pole sticking up from the window that you can see a mile away? I would imagine that it might be your friend if it was not.
Even if it was premeditated, the thief was going to break into your car regardless of the door being unlocked. If it was no premeditated, ... just no. That's not possible. Thieves or potential thieves don't go around trying each door nob to see which one is open.
Seriously....anyone who blames anyone but the thief is being absolutely ridiculous
He chose to break into the car and snoop around and then steal something.
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One person committed a crime, the one at fault.