Tweeker Encounter and Stilly Report

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by seattlee, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Yeah saturday was a bummer, 3 rigs got hit at blue stilly park. be wary of a white honda with tinted windows (purpleish tint) full of garbage bags and clothes, trouble seems to follow this car
     
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    I am amazed that there is a market for such a specialized product. I had no idea catalytic converter theft was such a problem.....
     
  3. Steve Unwin

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    I think it was a white civic that broke out my windows at Blue Stilly Park. Definitely not going back there now.
     
  4. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Sad to say but there are a lot of places I will not fish anymore because of these A-holes. especially the lower sections of the rivers mentioned in the previous posts.
    LB
     
  5. FinLuver

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    Carry a stout rope in your rig...I'm sure there's stout tree nearby if ya catch 'em.
     
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    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    astrofisher Clear Skies

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    Depressing reading through this thread.
     
  8. Mike Garritson

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    Bummer man, sorry. Another Tacoma owner here. I'm always expecting my windows to smashed when I walk back to the truck. Forgot about the cat thieves. What I wouldn't give to catch 'em in the act. Nothing like a little vigilante justice to warm a man's heart. "Officer, I was forced to defend myself."
     
  9. LD

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    Put some hydraulics on a vehicle and lift it up. Hide in the bushes or rig it with a motion sensor........
     
  10. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

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    I don't lock my doors anymore. They'll just break the window. If they wanna open the door and look they won't find anything of value. I put an old school club on the steering wheel in hopes they won't take the whole truck.
     
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    And if there's no stout tree, no worries; just loop it around their neck and drag 'em a couple miles. That should be far enough to prevent recidivism.

    Sg
     
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    This was a big problem in MT for a while when I lived there. Not as much in the mountains but around town for sure. If it happened to me I'd be getting a straight pipe welded in instead. Sucks that you have to deal with this kind of crap while trying to "get away". I agree that parking over a puddle would be a good idea. Also, a stout skid plate that covered the cat area would likely be enough to keep them away.
     
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    The only problem with this solution.... is that they are on METH. They'd probably out run your gas tank. :D :(
     
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    For what it's worth - there was a report of a simultaneous break in of up to ~8 cars in the parking lot for the climbing area out at Index on 10/26. Usual modus operandi seems to be to wait for a train to pass, punch out as many windows as possible, then grab and go.

    Sucks.

    Love the area, hate the concentration of low-life thieves out there.
     
  15. JayB

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    Evidently it's enough of a problem that there are multiple products on the market....

    http://www.bowdensautobody.com/Catalytic_Converter.html

    http://www.catclamp.com/

    Two steps away from the Mad-Max style antitheft/anticarjacking mods they have in South Africa....