Stolen car -- UPDATE: FOUND! See addition to OP

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  1. Revinmama

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    My only car (2007 Prius) was stolen sometime Sunday night from my reserved space by my garage. (My son's vintage car was in the garage at the time.) It had high mileage, but was running great, so I could expect a lot more miles out of it. I reported to my police district, and they said that was the second 2007 Prius report stolen today! Maybe a chop shop wants the battery. I don't know.

    My insurance company will give me a rental car for 14 days to see if the police find it. After that, they will give me an additional 7 days to buy another car. I doubt the check I will get from them will cover another car, so I'll probably be looking at a dollar outlay.

    Please pray that my car is found, and with as little damage as possible. Thank you.

    Marlene


    UPDATE:
    The police found my car a few blocks from my house. All my belongings were inside, including my police chaplain paraphernalia. (I did not know any of the 4 officers, but it turns out a couple of them had been at some of the same crime scenes I attended.) The exterior and interior looked the same. When I started the car, there was a horribly loud noise, so the police looked underneath. Wires and whatever were hanging down indicating the muffler and catalytic converter were chopped. I'll take it to a repair shop today. I'll keep that rental car, which I can have for up to 30 days for repairs.

    Thank you for your prayers and supportive comments. Praise the Lord!

    Marlene
     
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    I surly hate thieves! I’m sorry your car got stolen
    I suggest you start shopping for a car now so you’ll have your research done and have some ducks lined up in case your car isn’t found. I can tell you that a car that old is probably not going to be found in drivable condition so be prepared for that.
    And of course I’ll send up smoke for the best possible outcome
     
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    Prayers for your situation Marlene.
     
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    Prayers for y'all, Marlene. Hope your car turns up quickly.
     
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    Only good thief is a dead thief. I hope they recover your vehicle, and hope that if not, you can find a reliable and decently priced vehicle.
     
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    I hope this turns out ok for you. Best of luck!,,

    Regards,

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    Prayers for all the best, Marlene.
     
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    I hate thieves, good wishes. joe
     
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    Thieves are the worst! :mad: Smoke sent, hopefully you'll catch a break and your car will turn up in good condition!
     
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    So sorry to hear this Marlene, prayers sent.
     
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    Prayers sent, I hope they find your car undamaged and the low life thief.
     
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    Bummer. That is rotten.
    Sending positive vibes.
     
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    Sorry for the trouble it's causing you. :oops:

    A 2007 Prius isn't very high on car thieves want list. They definitely have an agenda. Unfortunately law enforcement spends very little time recovering stolen vehicles. They just wait for it to possibly surface some day in what ever condition.

    Here's hoping for the best for you. :dblthumb:

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    Sorry to hear this. Prayers offered.
     
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    That's awesome!:D
     
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    Glad to hear that your car was found. I would have the car gone over, top to bottom, by the repair shop at your local Toyota dealer, to make sure that you don't miss something, and before you make a claim to your insurance company. I deal with insurance companies on a regular basis, and if there is any way they can get out of covering a loss, or paying less than they should, they will usually try it. Good luck!
     
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    I just caught a sound bite last night about how thieves are stealing catalytic converters to sell at scrap yards. How much of a low life must you have to be to steal a car, all so you can scrap a catalytic converter for 50 bucks? Unbelievable! Hopefully your insurance will kick in for repairs.
     
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    I put equal blame on these scrapyards. Come on, there is no way they can think these are legally sourced when the same guy is bringing in multiple cats a week.
     
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    Great news. Sad about the parts missing.
     
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    That's good news. The insurance should cover that better than a complete vehicle replacement.
     
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    Good news, I am glad they found your car. Still kind of bummer that the thieves stole your catalytic converter.
     
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    Glad your car is back. We had a young lady laying under a car in our church parking lot stealing a cat off my buddies truck during service.:mad: No a fan of thieves!
     
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    I am happy you got your car back. Here in Madison they are steeling cars 5+ night a week, and they are using the stolen cars to commit more crimes such as drive by shootings. Three car thieves were caught 2 weeks ago 2 blocks from my home, and 2 more were caught 4 bocks from my home 4 days ago. One of the stolen cars was used in an abduction/attempted murder 4 blocks from my home earlier this summer.

    The local progressive District Attorney slaps them on the wrist and puts them right back on the street. One of the "Teens" wanted for the car theft 4 days ago has a warrant out for 6 counts of bail jumping. He is 17yrs old.
     
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    Good news on the recovery of the car.
    I hope your insurance covers the bigger part of the repair costs.
     
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    A couple months ago, I attended a Milwaukee Police Department "Crime and Safety" meeting in my district. The officers explained that car theft is huge around here because of its connection to the drug trade. The drug dealers pay teens to steal cars, which the dealer then uses for a few hours before abandoning them, and then using the next stolen car. It's really hard for the police to catch the dealers in that way. My case was obviously just about the parts.

    Marlene
     
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    Probably parts that were hocked for cash to buy drugs. The drug trade drives a lot of crime.
     
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    Glad your car was found....prayers lifted....
     
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