Thursday, February 4, 2010

Breaking and Entering

After an incredibly crazy day at work due to an upcoming blizzard all I wanted to do was home and and rest my back. My back has been doing a lot better lately because of my mattress but today was so crazy at work that it only took about an hour or so til I was in pain. As I pulled my car up I noticed two of my neighbors talking and one of them did not look happy. As I was walking by the one guy stopped me. He lives on the top floor, same as me, right across the hall and is one of the few neighbors who is actually nice to me. He asked if I was just getting home from work and I told him yes.

He then explained that his condo was broken into. He had several flat screen HDTV's, stereo system, Nintendo Wii, watches, his girlfriend's jewelry, and a mess load of other stuff all taken. He told me he left early in the morning around 6 and got back at around 3. I told him I left at 9:20 today and I hadn't seen anything. He's trying to find out what kind of time frame this could have happened. After talking with a few other neighbors it most likely happened between 11 and 1. This is simply amazing to me considering that not only are we a very quiet neighborhood and that this happened in broad daylight, but also that this guy lives on the 3rd floor like me. That's several flights of stairs you have to go up and down and NOBODY sees it happen. There were probably several people but even my neighbor said that even with like 4 guys they would have had to at least take 3-4 trips with the amount of stuff they took. I felt terrible because he's a younger guy like me and we live in a neighborhood of old people who don't like us even though we do nothing to bother anyone.

Since we both live on the top floor our condo's have an upstairs loft. That's where I basically live. One neighbor asked if it was possible they came in through the window of the loft because it's right next to part of the roof. If I wanted too I could easily open my window, take off the screen, and go walk on the roof. There are people always doing work on the roof ( I should know, I hear it constantly) so people were wondering if they could have come in that way. That was unsettling for me because my bed is right up against that window and I often leave it open to let the cool air in. Now I have to be fucking worried about someone coming into my house through a window 40 feet up?? Jesus...

The guy said they came in through the front door because when he got home from work he went to unlock the door only to find that the deadbolt had been pried open with a crowbar or something. Ouch. So when he first told me about all this he was like "I literally just got home 10 minutes ago. I'm standing outside to ask people if they have seen anything and to check if anyone got into their place" That scares the fuck out of me and I run up the stairs to my place. My door is still locked and my dog starts barking loudly like he always does and a sudden calm comes over me. Nobody in their right mind would try to come into my house if they heard a dog that large barking. And although that is very comforting it's still not enough. I never in a million years thought this would happen in my neighborhood and especially to us people on the top floor. It's too inconvenient! The bottom floor, maybe, but not the top.

I just have to wonder, was this a personal thing? Did they check other buildings? Did they test every door in the condo and just settled for this guys place? The whole thing is fucked up and I hate that things like this happen. That someone could actually seem to lack any type of conscious whatsoever to break into a complete stranger's house and take their valuables. My neighbor's girlfriend was on the verge of tears because all of her dead grandmother's jewelry was taken. These types of people just don't fucking think about the effects of their actions. They don't care because they are heartless. I really wish I hadn't been working today, I really do. I hear everything that goes on in that hallway, everything.

I hate so many people in this world it's literally incomprehensible. I really hope they catch these guys...

4 comments:

Jason said...

This doesn't sound like some random roll of the dice... this sounds like someone who probably knew the guy, and either did this him/herself, or got some friends. Break-ins of this magnitude aren't common, I mean really, of ALL the condos in the building and ALL the buildings in your area, they just HAPPEN to pick this one? On the top floor, where there's a dog barking across the hall? Bullshit. I bet this ends up being an inside job.

And while I KNOW it's not comforting to hear that there is a "bright side" to having your neighbors place robbed, it's this: your building will have to step up it's security game, and you now need renters insurance (or wait, you own this right? Get some home-owners up in this bitch).. that way, if someone IS dumb enough to break in and get away without Kenobi humping their leg, you'll get replacement gear.

But seriously dude... that first paragraph alone, this dude has a TON of toys and probably just let the wrong person into his place. I doubt it was random, and so no need to worry about people smash-and-grabbing your stuff.

Charles said...

Dude, back in HS when my mom lived there I had over 500 CD's stolen out of my car their. How about me living in a quite neighborhood in Bethesda near the Potomac and my car window get smashed so they can rifle through my brief case.

Seantaku said...

Yeah my old car was broken into a few years back. Luckily there was nothing in there but they were nice enough to leave the glove compartment and door open so all my paper work flew everywhere. Nice guys...

Bluedrakon said...

That just sucks for your neighbor. I really think that your condo was skipped because of your dog barking. No burglar wants to deal with that kind of issue.

I have an issue with my credit card company now because someone not only use my card to order something, they even had it delivered to my apartment. WTF - I am fighting with them because they have a FedEx signature for some person that I do not know. SO I had to send a letter to them to say that this is not me, I have no idea who it is and it is a credit card theft. Once this is cleared up, I am going to cancel the card all together as they seem to be taking the side of the Merchant and not me.