So I took half the day off; went with the girlfriend to the baseball game.
Parked my Ranger in a Central Parking Systems lot, with person at front.
Came out after the game
They hit 14 of the 18 cars in the lot.
They stole 3 cars!
Broken Passenger door lock (that I fixed last month)
Got my radio (4 days old!), got my GPS (5 yrs old, paid $40 at pawn shop for it).
Pryed/smashed the dash-surround. Broke my tachometer front (gauge still works at least).
Broke the ACTUAL dash, smashed apart in 4 places on the top.
They tried to steal the truck itself, there are pry marks on the hood and the starter wire was cut off the starter/ touching the housing.
Good news:: when I mounted my radio I left sharp jagged edges of steel, that the brilliant theives grabbed heartily, there was blood all over the center console/top.
Both the GPS and radio have registered serial #'s.
And they didn't break the sliding rear window that I installed yesterday. Or take my radar detector, or speakers (that weren't mounted). Or take my power invertor either.
Called cops, Denver Police sent (1) officer to respond to 14 people's claims. After 2hrs' they sent a second officer to help take reports and told us all to check craislist/pawnshops etc. But basically said there's nothing they can do.
They DID however, take the bloody center console top as evidence when I begged them to test it, even at my cost. (it's not about the $$, it's about putting bastards in jail).
It happened a block from Coors Field, in downtown Denver. SO I did a thorough search of the area, found 11 business with cameras in that alley, and 4 with cameras on the street, they had to come from one of either of those routes. ANd MUST have had a car to get away with 14 radios/ other crap/etc.
I made sure that every business owner knows exactly what happened, almost all said they would check their tapes and get back to me tomorrow/next day with anything they have.
Stupid F*cking Thieves! With that many cameras in that dense an urban area it's only a matter of time until they turn up. I hope they are lucky enough to only get caught by the police.
Got a friend a donate a head unit that works to get me going again for some tunes.
Took the sleeve that it slides into with security mounts and welded it to the hole in the dash, welded the hole in the dash edges to the metal dash itself. STeal that this time bastards