How depressing--this cashier who works for D had her car stolen last week and it had her airplane and cruise tickets inside. The trip was this week. When I questioned whether or not they could be reissued, he said she was just going to stay at home for the week, maybe use them later, but get her car issues resolved first.
Well, they found the car a few days ago. It was involved in a high speed chase and was impounded. The impound charges $250 a day, so she had to go pick it up RIGHT THEN (meaning D had to work several hours late as the store had no closing cashier). Turns out she had to pay $750 to get it out. Why? Let's see...
So the person who stole it was an ice dealer. (I think that is the new "coke dealer" slang). The high speed chase ended when he drove through a barbed wire fence, then trees and finally, a river. The tow truck driver had to dive into the river and go underwater to hook the car up and pull it out. She gets to pay those charges.
Better still, this creature was apparently living in her car for a few days and even spilled milk in it. She has put newspapers down over everything, drives with latex gloves, says it doesn't even feel like her car anymore (and it wouldn't start at first at the impound). One need hardly mention, it smells.
So her car has been utterly molested beyond belief, one might even say irreparably raped. She's out $750 and she gets to continue driving it. The guy is being charged with about seven different felonies and I don't think she's going to be seeing a single penny here.
Lock your cars, boys and girls.