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Old 11-03-2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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Talking Oops! Called the cops for no reason

Took a random look outside around 7:15pm. Saw that the brake lights on my SMB were on. Having had two vehicles (my pickup and my first SMB) stolen from the same location, I called the cops to check up on things.

I thought someone might be in the van, but I have the "club" thing on the brake pedal. Dispatcher stayed on the phone with me until I saw the first unit arrive. I went out and met the officers, and they had already determined that no one was in the van.

Turns out, after I parked it yesterday, I didn't tighten the brake pedal 'club' enough. The weight of the 'club' was enough to trip the brake light switch.

Now my battery is dead
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:16 PM   #2
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Dumbass....
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:27 PM   #3
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Ha! Well, if two 1157 bulbs and one LED PH 'third' brake light drained the battery that quick, I was in for a new battery anyway.

No way I was gonna go check that shit out myself with no concealed carry permit. The officers were quite interested in the SMB.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:35 PM   #4
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Dumbass....

Aw, come on, be nice! We've all done stupid stuff.


Actually, not a bad idea for a new thread: Stupid Stuff I've Done.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:38 AM   #5
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:47 AM   #6
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Aw, come on, be nice! We've all done stupid stuff.


Actually, not a bad idea for a new thread: Stupid Stuff I've Done.
Like this one Doofas time. Any body else do this?

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Old 11-04-2018, 12:25 PM   #7
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Pretty funny Greg. I bought a wireless motion detector after Ray (1der) mentioned he caught someone trying to break into his van after the detector went off. I think it was about $12 on Amazon. The sensor is on the dash with the receiver in the house. It works great, but has only gone off when I forget to turn off the receiver and then opened the van door. It's one more layer of protection as I get more paranoid as the years go on. I also bought a dash camera that will go into sleep mode when parked, but if the van gets hit, will record video of the vehicle that hit me.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:27 PM   #8
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If thats the dumbest thing you've done, you'd more than likely be King in the land of the stupid...I for one would be obligated to bow in your presence.
Well, it's the dumbest thing I've done this month, but it's only the 4th today.

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Pretty funny Greg. I bought a wireless motion detector after Ray (1der) mentioned he caught someone trying to break into his van after the detector went off. I think it was about $12 on Amazon. The sensor is on the dash with the receiver in the house. It works great, but has only gone off when I forget to turn off the receiver and then opened the van door. It's one more layer of protection as I get more paranoid as the years go on. I also bought a dash camera that will go into sleep mode when parked, but if the van gets hit, will record video of the vehicle that hit me.
I do remember seeing Ray's wireless motion detector and thinking it was a cool idea. Any idea what the range is on that thing?
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I'd say you didn't call for no reason. If the first two thefts occurred at that same spot and there's further history in the area you were justified, just mistaken and maybe a little jumpy. I might have done the same thing.
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I do remember seeing Ray's wireless motion detector and thinking it was a cool idea. Any idea what the range is on that thing?[/QUOTE]


Specs for the '1 by one' motion detector say the max. range is 100 feet line of sight. I've had it go off a couple of times in the middle of the night with the van parked in the driveway, getting me to jump out there with something stout in my hand, false positives. Think it might have to do with a low battery condition in the sensor. Speaking of paranoid, I also use it when staying the night in a motel; park within sight, then plug the receiver in a wall socket in the room. Provides a level of comfort.
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