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... and then life slaps you in the face.

Last night my bag was snatched from inside my house.

Sure, I had left the front door open because it was stuffy, but we were all in the front room of my house and within two meters of the bag in question, as well as within line of sight of it. It's not as if I was being totally stupid - I never leave the front door open unless someone is in the front room.

Unbeknownst to the punk you did it (in full view of about three people within the house, I might add), the bag was basically empty.

His punk firends (who reeked of cheap booze) tried to pick a fight, but we wouldn't jump to the bait. After I saw the bag-snatching kid slink out of an alleyway and dash off (without my bag in hand), I sent one of my knights in shining armor to retrieve the dumped bag.

Lo and behold, all the pockets had been opened and unzipped, but all the sundry stuff was still there (some CDs, some tarot cards - nothing special. In ertrospect I would have felt better had I left some tampons in there, just to revolt him a little).

Coincidentally enough, it turns out that there were some undercover cops just around the corner. While the bad-snatching punk got away, his buddies were stopped and had their details taken.

So I got very little sleep last night, being paranoid and anxious. I know they won't be coming back, but I'm still a little irrationally worried about it. And I'm trying to get in contact with my property manager to inquire about getting a security door installed out front, as well as getting the back fence fixed up (I refer you to the creepy guy in my backyard for that one).

Sure, there was no real harm done, but I'm tired and cranky and too nervous to be in the house by myself.

Shit.

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hermia8
Mar. 10th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
what the hell were punks reeking of booze doing in your house??!?!!
hermia8
Mar. 10th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
ok i get it. man, that sucks. it's always such a violated feeling, and totally understandable. you'll be fine though babe. contacting the estate agent makes sense though. and *hugs* for good measure.
morsla
Mar. 10th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
Creepy guy in your backyard? I must have missed hearing about that one. Security doors etc sound like a very good idea.

If you decide that you need to deploy anti-punk ninjas in concealed positions around your houses, I may be looking for work soon...
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matcha_pocky
Mar. 10th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
....meep!
It's never good. Never good at all. Makes you want to go and live in an apartment in Japan with only one entrance, the thickness of an atomic blast door.

Admittedly if you took a good run-up you could probably just go through the wall, but still... security's nice. Not so much for the peace of mind, but for the privilege of not having to want peace of mind.
hurlatron
Mar. 11th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)
Brains among thieves...
Last year while training on a friday night at the Brunswick Dojo, right next to Jewel station, some guy came in a snuck into morgans office and stole 400 bucks from his wallet. He came out of the office only to be chaesd down sydney rd by six gi clad members of the Victorian Goju kumite team. He was caught, dragged back to the dojo and there he faced the rages of Morgan.
To his credit he didn't hit him.
Cops were called, but the money was never recovered. He said he threw it under a parked car as he was running.
But of all the places to steal stuff, why walk into the foyer of a Karate school, while there are people training?
I just don't get it.
harkon
Mar. 12th, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: Brains among thieves...
when every part of your body is hurting for the next hit, I guess you don't really think about consequences.
hurlatron
Mar. 13th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
Re: Brains among thieves...
That also crossed our minds as we waited for the cops. However he said he wasn't into drugs. He went on and on, swearing to Allah that if he had known it was us, he would never have done it. He span stories about needing the money to pay people he owed money to. When the cops arrived they recognised him. He usually steals cars for living and was out on parole. Cops also said he wasn't a junkie, just not smart.
harkon
Mar. 14th, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: Brains among thieves...
was this the guy that's walked into Becka and Jye's place or the Dojo guy?
parakleta
Mar. 12th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
At work someone wandered into one of the offices closest to the door in the middle of the day and stole a laptop, so now they've installed a swipe card thing to get into the office. It's amazing what people will do nowadays... I've been fortunate and the only thing I've had stolen was my bike when I was younger, living in Canberra, but that was recovered later the same evening.
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