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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:34 PM

I had to go down to some hunting land I own to take some stuff down and check on how things were before this storm comes in...I had about 15 sheets of used tin roofing I had bought to build a lean too down there at some point......well someone figured out where it was hidden.......pushed over my posts and drove over the chain. Now I am not shocked they got in....I always knew the chain and post were there to keep honest people honest......

 

What makes mad the most is not the money (it was used tin in good shape but I only had $150 -200 in the sheets)....it was the time it took me to drive to the hog farm to load the tin.....drive it too my land and then hand unload it by myself.....these sheets were 22' long and my trailer is 16' long....so there was a little more involved loading and unloading....the time spent is what I am most upset about.

These crooks took less than 15-20 minutes to steal it and I had 2 -4 hours in going, loading, unloading and driving back home.

 

I am thinking of posting a sign by the road with the 2 cinder blocks they left and tell them if they are going to steal my stuff...they just as well take it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sad thing.....if they needed it for shelter for themselves....all they had to do was  ask.....and I would have probably given it too them.

 


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:38 PM

Sorry to here this, Scott! Bad part is it all probably went to scrap!


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Sad sad story Scott, it is amazing how hard thieves will work to make a few dollars scrapping instead of actually working......


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Sorry to hear about that, truly.

I am hearing the same for firewood here, come back the next day and a cord or so is gone, some people just need to be shot and stop messing up everything for others that care.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:53 PM

Sad sad story Scott, it is amazing how hard thieves will work to make a few dollars scrapping instead of actually working......

How true...If they would just apply themselves to something constructive instead of thievery.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:57 PM

You might contact the scrap yards locally and the state police. A bunch of 22' long pcs of roofing might jog someone's memory.
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Posted January 27, 2014 - 05:58 PM

Sorry to hear Scott. It is a shame some people choose the path of being a thief. 


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:27 PM

Most scrap metal yards have to keep new loads off to the side for so many days incase its stolen. Most yards have to record the persons ID info for the cops, The metal might be HOT and that time its off to the side gives the cops time to investigate.  Sometimes the yards will keep the metal from 10 to 30 days before its put in with the rest.  I would call the cops and the local scrap metal yard. They may be able to help you out. 


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Sorry to hear about that Scott. That sure would make me mad too.

What is this world coming to. I agree, call the cops, and the scrap yards.

Good luck.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:45 PM

Sorry to here this, Scott! Bad part is it all probably went to scrap!

You might look into it.If you thought it was good enuff to use it's a good chance that someone will think the same and remember it.

The worst part is they may come back looking for more.Don't have any use for someone that has that issue {sticky fingers} 


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Sorry to hear that Scott. It makes you really upset to have things like that take. Several years ago we had some hunting property where we left a 20' trailer with about $400.00 of 2" X 12" clear oak on it. We had the drive chained and the trailer hobbled by taking both tires and wheels off it. When we returned to the property in a few weeks we found the trailer and wood as well af the fire ring gone.  Now they had to bring tires and wheels for a old White truck because that was what was on it. Never did find the culprit.   Hope they leave your property alone in the future.       Roger.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Yes, 22' long sheets will be remembered by a yard receiving it.  The thieves will be too lazy to cut it to shorter length.  One of the Alabama plow team that comes to plow, Drew, a member here...had his 5x10 trailer stolen in the last couple days.  


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:08 PM

It seems that a lack of conscience is at play...and that is never good.  Might suggest putting up a game camera somewhere near the driveway.  I've known people to put up cams and sometimes it catches the crooks.  At least maybe it will let their conscience kick in first.  For your sake, I hope at least they get caught...


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:17 PM

Scott, so sorry to hear about your loss. It makes you feel violated when this happens, been thru it more then once and it doesn't get any easier.

Please contact the local police dept. and call the scrap yards.
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Posted January 27, 2014 - 07:18 PM

It is getting harder and harder to have "good" thoughts about our fellow men. I've lost metal and parts last year where in years past we left keys in everything and locked nothing. :( Sorry this happened, I agree with some of the other fellas though 22footers should jog somebody's memory. Good luck !


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