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Car Broken Into

Well it finally happened. My car was broken into. Jeff and I went to the symphony and this is what we returned to. Yes, we were in a parking garage. Yes, it has security. No, we weren't the only ones damaged. No, the bastards weren't caught.

I'm pissed. Really pissed. And upset.

Close up of right side.

Close up of the left side.

They actually wrenched my windshield wiper mechanism out. Jeff thinks they were trying to get into the car without opening the doors which would have set off the alarm. I think they were just malicious brutes. Nothing was stolen. Nothing in the open. Nothing of value that was within arm's reach.

Broken glass everywhere.

Nothing like driving home with pieces of your back windshield clattering around in my trunk. Cops told us our best bet was to go home and report the crime on the website. It would be faster and we would get our case number faster for the insurance claim.

Added insult to injury. That was the only sticker I had on my car. An old, can't-get-it-anymore Abney Park sticker. It really upset me because there was no way to recover it.

I'm fine physically. I wasn't there when it happened. Emotionally, I'm all over the map. Anger is the main feeling. With moments of wanting to cry. Disgust, too. While I am grateful--so very grateful--that nothing was stolen, I can't decide what I'm more offended by: the ineptness of the thieves (my PURSE was in the car in the trunk area) or the maliciousness of wanton destruction.

I'm lucky. Nothing else was damaged. Nothing was stolen. Jeff is dealing with the cops now (they called) and he'll deal with the insurance, too.

Still, I'm really upset about this.


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Jun. 22nd, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Oh god, Jen, I'm sorry. That sucks. 8(
Jun. 22nd, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness they were stupid.

If you still have the sticker, scan it. You can use most free programs (like GIMP or even Paint) to reverse it, then you can print it out on peel and stick printer paper. Not as good as the original, but close.

I'm glad you two are physically all right.
Jun. 22nd, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry this happened J., but I am glad that neither you nor your husband were injured. Still, I'm sorry, this kind of crap just sucks, I hope something truly aweful happens to the thieves.
Jun. 22nd, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. Things can become extensions of ourselves, and when they are threatened or damaged, we are. I imagine a car especially, since it holds you and surrounds you, and takes you places, like a tiny moving home.

I don't recall your spirituality, but if you have access to rituals of warding or home-making, doing something to re-establish the security and boundaries of your space might make things feel a bit better.
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Jun. 22nd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Jun. 22nd, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
I hope this is the only act of ugliness you have to suffer through. My sympathies.
Jun. 22nd, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Glad you weren't hurt and nothing was stolen. I know it still sucks.
Jun. 23rd, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. I'm glad you guys weren't hurt and nothing was taken.

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