View Poll Results: OP's Fault or Not?

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  • OP's Fault for leaving car unlocked.

    71 56.35%
  • Thieves Fault for stealing from the car.

    34 26.98%
  • Both are at fault for leaving the car unlocked and for stealing from the car.

    21 16.67%
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  1. #81
    Well I suppose it's "your fault" in that you left a car door open. Also I don't know how putting something in a glovebox is hiding it... that's the first place a thief would check for valuables.

    But I don't think it's worth beating yourself up about, could happen to anyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueobelisk View Post
    Sounds like it's your friends fault.

    But honestly if the doors were locked, it'd be the thief's fault.
    Call me crazy but I would say that theft is always the thief's fault.

    I don't wear full plate armour everywhere I go so is it my fault if someone knifes me?

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Collegeguy View Post
    Touche. I use to work in mall security when I was younger. They train you every possible way to break into a car.
    Why would they(whoever they are) train people on how to break a car?

  3. #83
    Whtehr he left the door unlocked or not, its the thieves fault because he went into his car and took things that werent his.

  4. #84
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majad View Post
    Why would they(whoever they are) train people on how to break a car?
    I would assume for security purposes, would make it easier to recognize someone who might be trying to break into a car through some unconventional method or something.

  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by Aoyi View Post
    The truth is, if the thief wanted to get in the car, they would.
    While that may be true whats the likely hood of someone breaking into the vehicle with nothing visible being of value? Having a locked door and nothing of worth visible is a huge deterrence compared to nothing visible and an unlocked door. It's the thieves fault that the object is now missing(if they didn't take it would still be there obviously) but it would be less likely to be missing if the door was locked. Regardless it could have been worse, the OP could be missing a car.

  6. #86
    I chose both. In reality the thief is much more at fault than you (90% / 10% ??), but since we can't remove thieves from the world (lest they found a first-world country down under! j/k I <3 u Aus), it's important to protect yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majad View Post
    Why would they(whoever they are) train people on how to break a car?
    As a mall cop, you would be AMAZED at how many people lock their keys in the car. I use to get some pretty nice tips too.

  8. #88
    So if a woman gets raped it is partly her fault cause she was walking alone? I know apples to apples. But the thief is 100% responsible.

  9. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by Collegeguy View Post
    As a mall cop, you would be AMAZED at how many people lock their keys in the car. I use to get some pretty nice tips too.
    So you help people getting their keys when they forget them inside? XD

    That's pretty odd if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collegeguy View Post
    As a mall cop, you would be AMAZED at how many people lock their keys in the car. I use to get some pretty nice tips too.
    Seems a bit odd... but not really surprised at it either tbh. Guess it works out if they are tipping you...? XD

  11. #91
    Quote Originally Posted by lazypeon100 View Post
    Seems a bit odd... but not really surprised at it either tbh. Guess it works out if they are tipping you...? XD
    What's odd about that? People lock their keys in their car all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    What's odd about that? People lock their keys in their car all the time.
    Well, I find it odd because it seems odd that someone who might lock their keys in their car would go to the mall security thinking they might be able to help. Guess I'm just in the wrong here, since clearly those people are going to the right people for help lol.

  13. #93
    Depends.

    Does this car have electronic locks?

    If not, did you have a passenger with you in the hours before the theft?

    If yes, now you know who's negligence screwed you over.

    There's a reason I ban certain people from riding with me. They don't listen when I say the locks are manual and leave them unlocked every time. Me? Get power locks for people like you at my own cost? When you pay for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majad View Post
    So you help people getting their keys when they forget them inside? XD

    That's pretty odd if you ask me.
    They just unlock the car from the outside. It only takes 10 seconds and involves the simplest of tools. Even the police will do it for free. I had the police do it for me once.

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    Lock your doors. Don't leave the GPS in your car. I made a rule to myself, if I take the GPS, I don't leave it in the car. Don't even leave the bracket for it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazypeon100 View Post
    Seems a bit odd... but not really surprised at it either tbh. Guess it works out if they are tipping you...? XD
    Actually police and security are not suppose to accept tips, but sometimes people just throw it at you or... well no one is looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bathory View Post
    Lock your doors. Don't leave the GPS in your car. I made a rule to myself, if I take the GPS, I don't leave it in the car. Don't even leave the bracket for it up.
    Well that will be my rule of thumb for the future.

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    Here the real question

    What background was this person ?
    What type of neighborhood was it ?
    Did they watch and profile you ?

    And if was a betting man i know who did it * but i won't say it because i don't want to get banned * and i leave at that

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    It doesn't matter whether or not you had your car locked, it is still illegal to steal. I see a lot of people are using logic similar to that of people who believe woman that dress up are asking to be raped. It is not a crime to leave your door unlocked. It is a crime to access someones property without their permission and take their stuff.
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  20. #100
    Quote Originally Posted by Collegeguy View Post
    Actually police and security are not suppose to accept tips, but sometimes people just throw it at you or... well no one is looking.
    I wouldn't admire myself of that, it could be interpreted as a bribe.

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