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Dear Assholes: Stop Breaking Into My House

Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to.Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited August 2010 in Social Entropy++
Seriously.

It's getting kind of old.

(I'm in Huntsville right now, staying with my parents while I do my summer jobs. My home in Tuscaloosa that I stay with with two housemates got broken into. The back-door was deadbolted and, thusly, kicked in by the criminals. They proceeded to kick in every door in the house and went through our belongings, searching for drugs perhaps.)

Now, I take pain medicine. Most of you know this. I have a tendency to keep my old medicine bottles for some reason, so my room was littered with them. It was also littered with Cipro, a medicine that I no longer take, and other anti-biotics that I no longer take. I can find solace that these criminals, who were probably looking for drugs, would be extremely perturbed by the fact that all of the pain medicine bottles were empty and all the non-pain medicine bottles were not.

Apparently they missed a ton of stuff that they could have stolen. Right now I'm talking with my housemate to check on a couple of items in particular (the only thing I really care about is my extra checkbook, which was in my top drawer) to see if they were taken.

But yeah. This is the second time in little over a year that my place of residence has been violated by thieves and scallywags.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    sucks munkus


    if it makes you feel better my roommates are worthless too

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sorry to hear that, Munkus. Just don't let them steal your smile :(

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    those are some aggressive criminals to break into a dam, munkus
    seriously though damn dude that sucks :(

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Alabama.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    that is awful! at least no one was there and got hurt or anything, but still scary

    fill an old empty prescription bottle of yours with laxatives or something and leave it out in the open, just to mess with them if it happens again

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    my apartment got robbed a couple of weeks ago. getting robbed sucks.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    So they didn't take my TV.

    Or computer monitor.

    Or checks.

    Or my Jack Daniels.

    Worst. Thieves. Ever.

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    What the hell were they after...

    ...other than to scatter your old medicine bottles around.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    looks like them duke boys are at it again

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  • FerrusFerrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    You're in America. Can't you have your friends rig the backdoor with a shotgun or something?

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So they didn't take my TV.

    Or computer monitor.

    Or checks.

    Or my Jack Daniels.

    Worst. Thieves. Ever.

    Maybe they thought you're one of those domestic terrorists, and were searching for proof

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    End wrote: »
    What the hell were they after...

    ...other than to scatter your old medicine bottles around.

    Drugs, I am guessing.

    Probably spent all their time trying to figure out the street price of moxiflaccin

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    damn

    glad youre okay man that is some prime bullshit

    twice in a year? seriously tape cheap cameras over your door or something

    also fill your pill bottles with rat poison

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    End wrote: »
    What the hell were they after...

    ...other than to scatter your old medicine bottles around.

    Drugs, I am guessing.

    Probably spent all their time trying to figure out the street price of moxiflaccin

    Most Pharm techs will sell the names and addresses of heavy scripters to petty thieves, at least it was common back home.


    My house in IL was approached multiple times by kids obviously looking for a way in. Luckily Frisco handled that.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Stale wrote: »
    Most Pharm techs will sell the names and addresses of heavy scripters to petty thieves, at least it was common back home.

    what

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    how the fuck

    not even 'some'

    'most'

    what

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  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    wow

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Invest in booby-traps

    I suggest a simple bear-trap

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  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wait up for them with a 12 gauge pump action loaded with 00 Buck.

    I guarantee when they break in and see you standing there with that, they will not break in again.

    Hopefully because they are dead... because you shot the stupid fuckers.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That sucks Munkus. :(

    Have you considered investing in a guard dog?

    Or better yet, a guard bear?

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    If you are going to be standing there with a shotgun it probably won't matter what its loaded with - or if its loaded at all

    I'm told having a pump-action shotgun is the best home defense weapon because just the sound of pumping it is enough to scare the shit out of most criminals - and you won't have to shoot them at all.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I fucking hate thieves

    first flat I ever had was raided the first night I was out of town

    they took my PC, N64+TV, microwave and stereo

    kicked in my door + broke half the windows

    and the pharm techs selling addresses is really common, the call centre I used to work for that cold called people to hawk useless overpriced shit got its numbers for cheap from banks and building societies

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    My Tuscaloosa address is not info that any pharmacy has, Stale. So I think it was just random

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I saw this thread title and expected the OP to be Stale

    That sucks something fierce though

    I've never had my home broken into, just my car a couple of times, and man even that is such a shitty feeling

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Or better yet, a guard bear?

    I imagine this would be a good investment.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    If you are going to be standing there with a shotgun it probably won't matter what its loaded with - or if its loaded at all

    I'm told having a pump-action shotgun is the best home defense weapon because just the sound of pumping it is enough to scare the shit out of most criminals - and you won't have to shoot them at all.

    god please shut the fuck up and never repeat this line of advice

    ever

    again

    just kill yourself

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I figure it's eventually going to happen to me and I'm going to be super bummed. At least it's just possessions Munkus (and it doesn't sound like you got stripped of too much anyhow).

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Or you could always employ the methods used in Home Alone.

    Just set up a bunch of crazy traps and shit, and scare the robbers away through pure youthful gumption.

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  • skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That sucks munkus. Glad that they didn't take anything super important to ya.

    My bf's place got broken into a few years back. The people just took all the loose change in the place. Nothing else, just the change. Thieves are weird o.O

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  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Renter's Insurance is a wonderful, beautiful (and cheap!) thing. I suggest spending the $250 a year for it.

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  • skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    oooh thanks for the reminder Cog! I gotta look into some.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm told you should just go out and buy the biggest fully-automatic weapon you can (mortgage your house) and then just fire it at anybody that comes near your door.

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  • CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    I'm told you should just go out and buy the biggest fully-automatic weapon you can (mortgage your house) and then just fire it at anybody that comes near your door.

    I tried this before.

    It's not as fun after the mailman stops delivering and you have to go pick up your mail at the post office.

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Or you could always employ the methods used in Home Alone.

    Just set up a bunch of crazy traps and shit, and scare the robbers away through pure youthful gumption.
    It helps if you know a big dude with a shovel though.

    JUst in case.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i've put thousands of rounds through a pump shotgun

    not once have i or others nearby soiled themselves from the sound it makes

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i've put thousands of rounds through a pump shotgun

    not once have i or others nearby soiled themselves from the sound it makes
    Unlike some people you've seen guns outside of Call of Duty. A surprising number of people haven't.

    They're even cooler in real life kids! Go buy one today!

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Nah but I bet if you are trespassing in someone's house its a little different. You know, when you know that gun is probably going to be aimed or fired at you.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i'm just tired of seeing people "go buy a gun and you don't even need bullets or nothing! just rack the slide a few times that'll really scare'em"

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  • Dorktron9000Dorktron9000 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    YEAH DUDE INSTEAD OF HAVING YOUR STUFF STOLEN JUST STRAP UP AN DO SOME JOHN WOO SHIT ON THESE FOOLS

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i've put thousands of rounds through a pump shotgun

    not once have i or others nearby soiled themselves from the sound it makes

    Isn't that how Texans communicate with one another?

    Through furious pumping?

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