'Letter' from a gassing thief

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Barclaybasher, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    7,104
    Location:
    Derby
    Dear MHF

    I am a thief, I am good, I have been well trained
    I could pick your pocket or steal the watch from your wrist in broad daylight without you knowing who had done it
    I prefer to work nights so now I steal from vehicles at service areas
    I know that people resting there are very tired and unlikely to wake while I am working
    I choose motor homes, caravans or trailer tents because there will normally be at least two on board - more purses/cards/cash/phones/passports
    I move silently from vehicle to vehicle looking for an easy entry - open windows, unlocked doors - Trailer tent - easy to slice open and reach inside
    I can open locked doors - I research and practice - I take my job seriously
    Any sign of ‘life’ and I move on
    I have all night and will know the ‘best’ service areas - there will always be an easy ‘mark’
    I will be long gone before my victims wake and call the police

    They might claim they were gassed - I am upset - I am a professional, I take pride in my work - I do not need gas

    T. Leaf
     
    • Like Like x 12
  2. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,082
    Likes Received:
    12,078
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    deer t Tealf
    In response to your latter
    I am more than willing and happy to have you come and rob my van I sleep very lightly.
    I will have a nice surprize for you when you enter my home on wheels.
    First of all I will blind you with my fire extinguisher beet you over the head with it.
    Then take my very sharp axe and cut your f........g fingers off and feed them to my dog come on in your most welcome.
    bill
     
    • Like Like x 16
  3. Flyingscotsman2

    Flyingscotsman2

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,657
    Likes Received:
    1,146
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Not the attitude bill.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    9,360
    Likes Received:
    25,107
    Location:
    Planet Zog
    Disagree...... ;) Rather well put, I thought! :rofl:
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. Bobby22

    Bobby22 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    3,172
    Location:
    Scotland
    What is the attitude you recommend Flyingscotsman2?
     
  6. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    9,360
    Likes Received:
    25,107
    Location:
    Planet Zog
    I think he was being ironic...........
     
  7. Flyingscotsman2

    Flyingscotsman2

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,657
    Likes Received:
    1,146
    Location:
    Birmingham
    (y)
    love thy neighbour (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    12,882
    Likes Received:
    22,540
    Location:
    Moving around
    Sit thee down and have a cuppa tea... :) Arsenic, sir? er sorry, I mean sugar?:doh:
     
    • Like Like x 6
  9. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,044
    Likes Received:
    4,112
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    Hit the thief with an ironic bar as well? I'm with you there....
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,082
    Likes Received:
    12,078
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    my wife and child have been shown how to use a fire extinguisher to
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    9,360
    Likes Received:
    25,107
    Location:
    Planet Zog
    That's a good idea!
     
  12. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,265
    Likes Received:
    12,424
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Look you fellas! this cave man approach will only get you into trouble with with Foreign Johnny Rozzer. You got to be subtle, subtle but firm, and more importantly, invisible!!!
    Chilli powder! Paprika! Cayanne Pepper even normal Pepper, A Fly Spray Aerosol,
    Come on fellas! think! be inventive!!!
    Fly Spray, Ronson lighter, Bingo!!! yer own flame thrower!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    9,360
    Likes Received:
    25,107
    Location:
    Planet Zog
    Been watching too many old James Bond movies again? ;)
     
  14. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,082
    Likes Received:
    12,078
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    Fire extinguisher it takes nana second to am and fire a blinding cloud of white power up to 15ft the shot gun of the shelf defence world.
    Don't need to explain to the rozers to much it's a none lethal defence system and will incapacitate for up to 30 min.
    One of the most important things in staying alive distance.
    All the other allow your adversary to get to close and fiddly and are ineffective.
    Every van carry's a fire extinguisher and you know where it is it's always in the same place.
    one blast and most times they will be on there hells and gone.
    and are easily identified as the one covered in whit powder.

    bill
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2014
    • Like Like x 4
  15. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,265
    Likes Received:
    12,424
    Location:
    Cornwall




    No , had trouble recently by yobs trying to wreck my hedge. The Bus drops em off at the end of the road from sat night out at Newquay, 0200 sunday.
    0100 I cover the hedge with Cayanne Pepper (Polish is best) and Chilli powder.

    10Metres up the road the OOHHING AND AHHING start, and if they urinate the "sighs" are even louder . One day! they'll learn!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. durhamahoy

    durhamahoy Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Durham
    Love the thought of Bill and family queuing up to hit TLeaf in turn with the extinguisher
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,082
    Likes Received:
    12,078
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    there training goes as far as blasting in face with power and run.
    but I am sure that lyn wouldn't stop there I know her she wasn't called kamikaze for nothing.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    7,104
    Location:
    Derby
    Thanks for all the replies

    I was trying to show that ‘gassing’ is a distraction, if it happens at all, to the many more ‘ordinary’ thefts that probably happen without being reported

    I do believe that criminals actively target tourists, particularly when stopping, whether at Service Areas or anywhere and we need to be aware rather than afraid

    Simple thefts just wont make the news - gassing does

    Being aware of where we stop and taking simple steps to protect our vehicles and belongings, including keys, is just sensible

    I was targeted, followed and had my vehicle broken into over 30 years ago in Barcelona while parked on a main road in the middle of the day

    Even then I made sure our passports, documents and cash were safe - I didn’t report it either - but lesson learned !

    And I think I need to replace my fire extinguisher - instructions are in French - and I think it’s the same age as the van - 23 years old !:(



    (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Tea Bag

    Tea Bag Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    1,933
    Location:
    Portugal
    Hi.
    Love the Fire extinguisher BUT. This is Silly and Not so silly.
    Our f/ex is by the entry door,advice given by a Fire..... Person ? lol. In the event of a fire,get every body out,THEN see if you can fight the fire. We can also escape from the back doors
    Does this mean i have to fight my way into Aldi to buy another,now that the GREAT WASHED (And LOADED) ? Masses have started shopping at,"That Store !"?. The Aldi carrier bag,is now seen everywhere,is it because shoppers have stopped loading their shopping into the "Old" top three or four stores bags at checkout?.
    Tea Bag
     
  20. tony_g

    tony_g Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    187
    Location:
    Nuneaton,some of the time
    All the while Mace is illegal, hair spray will do a turn and cheaper than discharging your fire extinguisher.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page