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Old June 10th, 2004, 03:52 PM
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Don't get car-jacked

A flight attendant friend of mine emailed this to me. I thought I'd spread
the warning around. Car-jackin' doesn't happen where I live (Vancouver Canada)
but I use to live in San Jose California and it did happen there.

The email:
> Tuesday, June 01, 2004 1:46 PM
>
> Subject: Car Thefts
>
>
>
> Be aware of a new car-jacking scheme (This could also be used as
> a ploy for kidnapping)
>
> Imagine: You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get
> inside.
>
> Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into
REVERSE,
> you look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space
> and you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear
> window.
>
> So, you shift into PARK, unlock your doors and jump out off your car
to
> remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view.
>
> When you reach the back of your car, that is when the car-jackers
> appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off !!
>
> Your engine was running, you would have your purse in the car and
they
> practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
>
> BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.
>
> Just drive away and remove the paper that is stuck to your window
LATER,
> and be thankful that you read this email. I hope you will forward
this
> to friends and family especially to women!
> A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want
> someone getting your home address.
>
> They already HAVE your keys!!!!!
>
> Winson Ng
> Vehicle Standards and Regulations
> Transport Canada
> Tel. (613) 998-1949 Fax (613) 990-2913
> ngwk@tc.gc.ca
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Old June 10th, 2004, 03:55 PM
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lets all move to Vancouver
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Old June 10th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Geees, I'd be safe then. I'm too dang lazy to get back out of my car to see what the paper is. I'd figure if it were important, they'd wait until I got to my car and hand it to me.....
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Old June 10th, 2004, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by degsy
lets all move to Vancouver
Check it out
http://images.google.ca/images?q=van...=Google+Search

There's no place like it in the World. You can drink the water right out of the taps
and there is no smog. Beaches, parks, forest, mountains, ocean, no bugs, no
garbage on the streets. That's why they chose 2010 Olympic Winter Games to
be held here at Whistler resort (about 2 hours from Van).

I loved San Jose and San Francisco but for everyday air breathing I had to relocate
to Van.

Another thing here, no body sues anybody. You can go downtown and hit people
on the head with a hammer all day and nobody will sue you, they just say "ow".
When you get in car accidents nobody sues the other guy. It's really weird.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 04:24 PM
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Geees, I'd be safe then. I'm too dang lazy to get back out of my car to see what the paper is. I'd figure if it were important, they'd wait until I got to my car and hand it to me.....
I'd get sucker'd on that for sure. If I saw something stuck to my window
and didn't notice it before I jumped in I'd definitely jump out with the engine
running.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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I'm glad I'm lazy then....

Van sounds like a great place to be. The US sucks when it comes to people. The law is so screwed up that the only people going to jail nowdays is the Inocent ones. (that give the crooks an easier time breaking into houses and such)...
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Old June 10th, 2004, 08:08 PM
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That is not what they do around here. Lately they get the cars when pulling into convenience stores, shoot you, burn the body and steal your car. Already happened twice in the last couple of weeks.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 09:12 PM
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Spider, if Vancouver is soooooooo awesome, how the heck did they let you get in?
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Old June 11th, 2004, 02:57 AM
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Yes, Dan, it's so awful, it boggles the mind, the things that go on!

Thanks for the warning, though. I'd be one to fall for that!

Hey, I need to go to Vancouver, too! My God! That sounds completely awesome!
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Old June 11th, 2004, 02:59 AM
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Spider, if Vancouver is soooooooo awesome, how the heck did they let you get in?
HEY ! HEY! HEYYYYYyyyyy!

I resemble that remark

Actually it was easy, when I came here they said "are you a chicken?"
I said "NO, heavens no sir!", they said "Ok, your in...we don't take chickens here"
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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Dodge
Van sounds like a great place to be. The US sucks when
it comes to people. The law is so screwed up that the only people going
to jail nowdays is the Inocent ones. (that give the crooks an easier time
breaking into houses and such)...
Well there is one rule I learned the hard way here.

If you go downtown you don't park in underground parkades. Junkies smash
your window to get a glovebox shuffle or a quarter on the floor. I had the
passenger window smashed twice and the extra cab window (drivers side)
smashed once before I learned not to park in parkades.

I also bought a little flashing red strobe light that plugs into the cigarette lighter.
So when I park downtown I make sure the truck has nothing visible
on the seats or the floor and I plug the red strobe light in.

I haven't been smashed for 4 years.

It was funny when I was getting smashed. The third time I showed up at
the insurance company the insurance agent said "YOU AGAIN?"
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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:45 AM
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"Ok, your in...we don't take chickens here"
*cancels visa*

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