Thefts don’t seem to be addressed
My complaint against our fair city is of a different nature. Over the last three years I have been a victim of theft on five different occasions.
One Sunday I went to a local grocery store for fried chicken and as I paid I left my wallet on the little shelf for check writing. As soon as I got to my truck I noticed I didn’t have my wallet with me. I hurried back in the store and looked around the area I was at. No wallet to be found. I asked the cashier if she had seen it and she said no. I went to the office to ask about security cameras and was told there were none. I called the police and gave a description of the person behind me in the checkout line and wondered why can’t everyone be honest.
I lost over a hundred dollars in cash, money on a gas card, along with a credit card, social security card and drivers license. My Sunday was ruined because of a box of chicken and a thief, who had a great Sunday.
I have had a John Deere riding mower stolen out of a locked shed, the radio out of my truck parked in my driveway, a chainsaw and recently a weed eater. I now drive with a hole in my dashboard where my radio once was. I purchased a new weed eater and if I’m away from my truck I have to chain it or lock it inside. I’m out making an honest living and have to deal with this element of society.
After the John Deere riding lawn mower was stolen I quit calling the police, it’s a waste of their time and mine. The thieves never get caught.
I am not the only one having this problem. I talked to a man who had his air compressor stolen from his truck parked at his house. You have to chain everything to keep it from walking off.