I went to my parents house yesterday to do laundry. They live about 5 minutes from me in a house that I lived in for 6 years. I parked my car in front of their house almost every day and never had an incident. That is until yesterday.
One of my windows got smashed out and my stereo was stolen. In broad daylight. Right in front of my parents house. In retrospect I should have taken the faceplate off of the stereo. Or maybe I should have looked outside when I heard a car peeling away.
I didn’t find out until later when my mom drove by and saw the broken window. And when I found out it caused my heart to drop and I’ve been pretty bummed out ever since. I don’t understand why people would do something like that. Well, sure, they want easy money. But I want easy money too and I don’t view stealing other people’s stuff as an option.
The worst part is that now I’m scared. I don’t want to put a new stereo in my car. I don’t really even want to have my car. When is the next bad thing going to happen? And will the next thing be worse? Will I go outside one day and find my car gone?
There is no defense for this sort of thing, either. The police didn’t even come out. They just took my statement over the phone and gave me a report number. But they didn’t care. The people who stole my stereo won’t be punished for it. And because of that there is no incentive for them to not do it again.