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    DAMN...
    I just saw my neighbors brand new Mercedes get stolen from right in font of my house...

    I was sending a pm to opus, and I look out the window of my office, and see a car with the lights out backing up the hill/street real fast..

    Then I hear the neighbor yell.."HEY"..and start to run after it..
    The two sons of the neighbor jump in their car and gat after it, as the car is only 3/4 of a block away...

    They just got back , and said he was blowin red lights , and driving way too crazy to catch...then lost him on the freeway...

    Cops are here ..gotta go...

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    ouch good luck!

    hope they find those bastards!

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    Damn, that must really suck. For the owner anyways. The thief probably thinks otherwise.
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    Man...that's real sad. A real bummer. What kind of Mercedes is it?
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    a new one..!!

    oh, and it`s black too..!!


    hell , I don`t know...guess I`m not much help to the cops either..!!

    It was parked in front of my truck...and my M3 is right behind the truck...and I just found out it was unlocked..!!

    I think I just got lucky...

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    Wow. I think you did, too! Man, I'd be countin' my lucky stars! And buying some flame throwers to install on your car and a shotgun to run outside with when they come for the M3!!

    Oh, and nice car, by the way. What year is it?
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    `94
    believe me...the 12 is loaded

    so is the .45....

    I have no problem with "unloading" either one.. ;)

    I`m installing some floods on motion detectors tomorrow, so I`ll have a better target..

    This used to be, and still mainly is, a quiet neighborhood..

    up until now , I thought I had it under control, but somehow I must be slipping..

    I thought that the new Mercedes were kinda real hard to just "steal"..?

    The ol guy next door said he probably left the door unlocked, but still...

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    Man...I always lock my doors...and I just have a '95 Cherokee! lol

    Poor guy. I hope they find the idiots and the car isn't messed up.
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    me too..

    poor old guy just got it not too long ago..
    He had an old hooptie for so long that it just died, so with the help of his two sons, he got his dream car...

    The boys chased the assbag thief all the way to the freeway,through red lights...the whole reckless car chase thing, but those cars are serious driving machines...no chance in hell of catchin it..

    Like you said...I hope it doesn`t get totaled before he gets it back
    he`s a real nice older guy..

    I hate thieves...

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    Hope the old fellow is ok and doesn't worry too much.
    Lock those AS&H(lE^ UP!
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    ~$50k mercedez...$300 for an alarm. 0.6% cost of the car. Sorry, but unless he had an alarm, no sympathy here.
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    dude..

    he`s an old man...he forgot to lock his car...

    He doesn`t deserve to get ripped off because he forgot to lock his car...in a neighborhood that until now had no problems like this..

    In My neighborhood..
    were I hope to catch some asswipe stealing something myself...
    he will beg for the cops before he see`s the light of day again...

    I mean, he doesn`t drive much cuase he`s OLD...er


    bet he remembers to lock his car from now on though..!!

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    He probably left the keys inside too.......
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    don`t know, but the thought crossed my mind..

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    They have sofisticated antitheft systems installed from the factory.
    The keys alone are a bitch and a half to replicate/replace.
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    Thieves are way ahead of the game guys. They were probably just filling an order. I seriously doubt that the car will ever be recovered...at least not in one piece.
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    leaving your car unlocked is no excuse. buy an alarm, even the cheaper ones have automatic arming.

    Most of the time alarms pay for themselves if you keep your car for about 3 years or so because you can get a discount on your insurance.
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    The best way to secure any vehicle is by encasing it in concrete.
    or better yet use the alarm system advertised in one of the robocop flicks where the thief gets burned to a crisp while trying to steal the car..
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    You have to get the keys from Germany. They cost about $500 to replace, cause of the remote and key are all in one and are plasma cut. We lost a set for a Crossfire(see SLK) at a dealership I worked at and it cost the dealership $360 each to replace them and they came from Germany.
    An alarm will only deter the amateurs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ND13
    An alarm will only deter the amateurs
    after i get my new alarm, id like to see even an expert disable it. but then again, i do my alarms a little different than your typical shop ;)
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    They do it everyday my friend. If they really want your car, they'll get it.
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    They're called theft deterent systems.
    This means that they deter not prevent any vehicle from being stolen.
    As with any human endeavor, when there's a will,there's a way.
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    gone in 60 seconds...

    great flick..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03
    gone in 60 seconds...

    great flick..!
    Yep, and what they were doing goes on everyday in cities all across our great nation.
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    im not saying that couldnt get it, but id like to see them do it. The alarm im picking up next month is the best on the market right now. I do my own installations as well. Its going to have 5 piezo sirens in the cab, 2 sirens under the hood, one with a battery backup. The brain will be very well hidden, and there will be an extra brain under the dash as well for ****s and giggles. I'm not saying itll be impossible to steal, but itll be one of the most extensive alarm systems out there
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    Clifford made the best alarms when I was younger and I assume they still do. :)
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    The best low tech tool to steal a car is.....
    A tow truck/flat bed....

    btw,its also great for motorcycles thefts too...

    I've seen many cars towed with blaring horns,sirens,flashing lights without rousing any type of suspicions.
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    yeah, ive seen a lot of tow trucks here in philly, we had that clean sweep thing towing abandoed vehicles, as long as it had an orange sticker on the windshield, it didnt even matter if there was someone inside
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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512
    im not saying that couldnt get it, but id like to see them do it. The alarm im picking up next month is the best on the market right now. I do my own installations as well. Its going to have 5 piezo sirens in the cab, 2 sirens under the hood, one with a battery backup. The brain will be very well hidden, and there will be an extra brain under the dash as well for ****s and giggles. I'm not saying itll be impossible to steal, but itll be one of the most extensive alarm systems out there
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    So when the effers throw you out of the car and start driving away will you have a remote in your pocket to disable the car half way down the street? Gotta keep up with the times when it comes to theft.

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