Part One here
Part Two: here
I look up and down the street. "Subi" is not there. *I must be effing crazy*, I thought to myself. I unlock the door, run upstairs, open the bedroom door
Babe: dead asleep "What??"
Me: "The car is gone AGAIN!"
Babe: "You are f*cking kidding me!!!"
He jumps out of bed, looks out the window and sure enough, the car is gone again!! AGAIIN!!!!
I call dispatch and let the operator know my car has been stolen again. I receive a call back from an officer on duty, give him the information on the car, explain to him that this is the second time(the first time it was stolen was exactly 2 weeks to the day it was stolen the second time!), and he says "Okay, we will let you know if we find anything."
I get dressed for work, call my insurance company, call my detective, let him know it happened again, and then headed to work.
Tell people at work the car is gone again, post on Facebook that the car is gone again *be on the lookout for*, and start the "waiting process" over again.
We had very credible leads that these people lived somewhere in a city about 10 minutes from us and in the following days, we drove through this city 3 times. Little did we know, we were driving past the street the car was on, but never going down it.
A lot happened over the next few days. Having your car stolen is a process...a LONG AGGRAVATING PROCESS!
Fast forward to 12/17 at 9:00AM. Babes looks at his phone and sees a voicemail from a local number.
"Hello Mr. S, I am *Guy from Police Department*. I wanted to let you know your car has been recovered and will be in evidence until approximately 12/26. It has been involved in an accident and we did take a suspect into custody. If you have questions you can call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx"
So, we anxiously await word on what happened, who they caught, etc.
That night, I was sitting on the couch and I kept thinking 'Who could it be?'. Until finally, it hit me. I saw a name on a stack of CD's that I had given to the detective. I decided to look it up in the 'Inmate Search' on the jail website. Hmmm...which *Dude's First Name* should I look at first. I will just start at the top. I open the first name on the list. Charges on said person, "Rec/transfer of stolen motor vehicle, fleeing causing property damage, No proof of insurance" I starting screaming his name and Babes(who I am sure thinks I am coo coo for the cocoa puffs) says, "Who's name is that?". I say, "The guy that stole our car, the guy that stole our car."
Waiting for answers starts all over again........
The next morning I get a call from an officer, he introduces himself and begins telling me the events from the morning of 12/17. He is the arresting officer. He apologizes for performing a PIT maneuver, while in pursuit of the suspect. He tells me my car is damaged, but he does not know to what extent. I spoke to him for over an hour and he really is my hero, I swear haha.
More waiting. Finally a few days after Christmas, we are allowed to see the car.
I had previously gotten pictures from a detective, but it did the damage NO justice. In person, I could tell when we got out that it was totaled. Which, the adjuster told us it was right after we introduced ourselves.
The case is ongoing, but getting closer to some sort of closure. I did get a new car, and I LOVE IT! I did have to replace quite a bit of items that were stolen from the car.
Having a car stolen to some may seem like no big deal, but it is a bigger deal than one would think. The mixed feelings I have had, the anger I have felt, the fear of having my newer more expensive car stolen, the violation I feel, the anger I feel for having some irreplaceable items stolen, and the hassle of insurance(not so much our insurance because THEY ROCK, but having to file claims/answer a million questions/constant phone calls back and forth).
Now, we are moving on and hoping this guy gets a good long sentence.
Thanks for hanging out for this 3 part story, which was only meant to be 2, but my car was stolen the 2nd time the day after I posted part one. How crazy is that?
I will be back soon, NOT talking about stolen cars ;)