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    What's The Strangest Thing You've Had Stolen?

    The other day I parked my bike outside a grocery store and when I came back out I noticed that my water bottle was gone. And it's not like it was a nice bottle or anything. No, this was one of those Gatorade bottles that fits in a water bottle cage. There wasn't any Gatorade left in it, just warm water that hadn't been changed in weeks.

    Why in the world would anyone want that?

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    ...Or, for that matter, why would you keep it for that long?! It was just *begging* to be stolen

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    I had a basket of laundry stolen from the car as I went back into the laundromat for the other basket.

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    When I was a kid, we were up at my grandmother's in Oklahoma. It snowed about a half-inch, and being from south Texas, we didn't get to see much snow. So I and my brothers scraped up all the snow off the car and built a little snowman on the trunk. He was maybe 18" high or so.

    That afternoon, my dad needed to run into town and we went with him. The snow man was still on the trunk when we got to town. My dad stopped at a little convenience store. While we were stopped there, a car pulled up on the street behind us, a guy hopped out of the passenger side, grabbed our snowman off the trunk, hopped back in the car, and they took off.

    If anyone spots a 38-year-old snowman in a pawnshop, it's probably ours.
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    I was in a mall once, and had my van broken into and all that was stolen was a cheap ($20) portable CD player and 5 or 6 Christian music CDs...

    Having the window replaced cost more than the retail value of everything that was taken, which was still less than the deductible.
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    My kitty cat. The bad neighbors in the court used her for pit bull training. The other neighbor behind them saw her being used and called the police. It was too late by the time they came. She was an indoor kitty that must have slipped out when the door was opened.

    But she wasn't the only one. Our other neighbor lost their Pomeranian to the same group and through pressure toward the Police Dept and at the council meetings they got evicted. Although it took almost a year.
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    NOBODY can take your dignity, MV. NOBODY. And don't you ever forget that. ((hugs))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    My kitty cat. The bad neighbors in the court used her for pit bull training. The other neighbor behind them saw her being used and called the police. It was too late by the time they came. She was an indoor kitty that must have slipped out when the door was opened.

    But she wasn't the only one. Our other neighbor lost their Pomeranian to the same group and through pressure toward the Police Dept and at the council meetings they got evicted. Although it took almost a year.
    OMG is that awful :-(



    I had my snow shovel stolen while I was laying on my couch watching tv. it was one of those storms where you had to go out every two hours and shovel. got up to go do the driveway again and it was gone. a car had pulled into my driveway to turn around. there were tracks from the car to my garage door where the shovel was leaning.

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    It wasn't stolen from me.. but I was on the subway after a long night out, around 2am. A drunk girl hurled into her empty backpack and then she got off the train and left her bag on the seat. On the next stop some hoodies came on, they eyed the bag, a few stops later one of them quickly grabbed the bag and they ran super fast off the train and out of the station.

    The basic modus operandi for bag snatchers is to reach into the bag and remove valuables while they are sprinting down the street and then discard the bag.

    Oh how I wish I had seen this guys face when he stuck his hand in that bag of puke.
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    my little blinky light on my commuter. probably not the strangest thing, but definitely one of the most annoying.

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    I put some large rocks by the sprinkler heads on the corner of my drive. Cars turning into the alley were cutting through my grass. Someone stole the roundish rock and left the squarish one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycwtorres View Post
    It wasn't stolen from me.. but I was on the subway after a long night out, around 2am. A drunk girl hurled into her empty backpack and then she got off the train and left her bag on the seat. On the next stop some hoodies came on, they eyed the bag, a few stops later one of them quickly grabbed the bag and they ran super fast off the train and out of the station.

    The basic modus operandi for bag snatchers is to reach into the bag and remove valuables while they are sprinting down the street and then discard the bag.

    Oh how I wish I had seen this guys face when he stuck his hand in that bag of puke.
    Ahhh ha hah ahaahaha!!!
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    Someone stole the seat cushion I use to attain my wrist angle at a LAN in Toronto last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    NOBODY can take your dignity, MV. NOBODY. And don't you ever forget that. ((hugs))
    I guess I kind of stole it myself. Long long story, not fit for publication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycwtorres View Post
    Oh how I wish I had seen this guys face when he stuck his hand in that bag of puke.
    Yes, fellow citizens, there is justice in this world!

    Weirdest thing ever stolen from us was a bag of dirty diapers. We had forgotten to bring them in to put into the trash and left them in the car over night. An $80 window replacement bill was somewhat mollified by the knowledge that 1. the thief got a bunch of used Pampers instead of whatever he expected to be there, and 2. like I said above, maybe there's some justice in the world after all.

    Funny thing- the thief left about $5 in quarters in the ashtray (we kept 'em there for parking meters).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I guess I kind of stole it myself. Long long story, not fit for publication.
    The point is, you are not in that place anymore. At least you don't seem to be. So be proud of your accomplishments, the things you have conquered and the lessons you've learned. And pass that knowledge (like I have seen you do in the past) to those who can benefit. You have given a lot to us here and if you don't see it, I can give you a flick in the forehead and maybe that will help.
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    My shoes. I was like 8 years old, just got home from soccer practice with my walking shoes in my soccer bag (i was still wearing the soccer stuff) i put the bag down on my front porch while i went around the back to open the door. when i got back to the front, the bag with my shoes was gone.
    My mom helped me look around the neighbor hood because we thought they would just drop the bag once they realized all it contained was an 8 year old boy's shoes. we managed to find the bag, but never found my shoes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    My kitty cat. The bad neighbors in the court used her for pit bull training. The other neighbor behind them saw her being used and called the police. It was too late by the time they came. She was an indoor kitty that must have slipped out when the door was opened.

    But she wasn't the only one. Our other neighbor lost their Pomeranian to the same group and through pressure toward the Police Dept and at the council meetings they got evicted. Although it took almost a year.
    That really sucks, so sorry to hear that. My cat got out last night, and we both got freaked out by it. Fortunately, she was trying ti figure out how to get back inside and I caught her easily.

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    You are very lucky. Glad she was still around. My cats are highly guarded ever since and do not get out at all now.
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    I had a Roger Rabbit shirt stolen at a beach when I was 4. Talk about low.

    My car was also broken into my first year of college and they took some burned CD's. That was only slightly less annoying than when it got broken into 2 months later for them to realize I kept nothing of value in my car and nothing got stolen. $300 in window replacements and 10 burned CD's were all the thieves had to show for it.

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    Someone once stole my Uranium PU 36 Explosive Space Modulator
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    Remember the old bike helmets that were plain styrofoam with an elastic cover? I had two covers stolen before I wised up and stopped locking the helmet up with my bike.
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