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It's begun. Car tire knifed last night.
Aug 12 2012 | Scarpetta

Posted on 08/12/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT by Scarpetta

Someone took a large knife to my front passenger tire overnight. My car is parked right off the street. I have several political bumper stickers: a pink elephant, George Washington with a teardrop running down his cheek. Sarah Palin in revolutionary garb. One that says "Our founding fathers would be shooting by now," to name a few. I live in a very liberal area in Montgomery County, outside Philadelphia.

My husband's ticked. We called the policed who'll file a report. Hubby wants me to remove the stickers but I'll be damned if I'm cowing to anyone, especially "tolerant" liberals. If it happens again, I'm not sure what I'll do.


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KEYWORDS: intimidation; tolerance; vandalism; whatgoesaround; willcomearound
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1 posted on 08/12/2012 1:42:20 PM PDT by Scarpetta
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To: Scarpetta

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2 posted on 08/12/2012 1:44:01 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Scarpetta

Well, if you were in Texas I could tell you what to do...


3 posted on 08/12/2012 1:45:16 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Scarpetta
If it happens again, I'm not sure what I'll do.

....make a deal with the tire salesman, you might buy two ...or three more

4 posted on 08/12/2012 1:48:10 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Scarpetta

Surveillance camera might prove helpful. Not to mention fun.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 1:48:20 PM PDT by Lady Lucky ( 'Better than the worst' is not the same as 'good.')
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To: Scarpetta

Don’t you know? Freedom of speech is reserved only for those who are “correct” in their views...

Too bad you don’t have a motion sensor that triggers the hard-to-ignore sound of a shotgun being racked.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 1:49:13 PM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Scarpetta

You could get a motion activated security camera before it happens again. And make sure your parking space is well lighted.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 1:49:39 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Scarpetta

Well, unless you catch them in the act, there isn’t much you can do.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 1:49:52 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

As sad as it is, it reminds me of an old saying:

“Don’t go looking for trouble, it will find you soon enough”.

If you’re going to do something as inane as littering your vehicle with political stances at least park it in the light with a video camera trained upon it so we can catch the perps.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 1:50:09 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Scarpetta

Motion sensor lighting tends to scare off criminals. Most of them are gutless cowards and will not bother well lit areas.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 1:51:18 PM PDT by jb729
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To: Scarpetta

$200 or so at TigerDirect.

11 posted on 08/12/2012 1:52:03 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Tigerized

Total misapplication of the notion of “freedom of speech”.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 1:52:26 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Hugin

I’ll look into a camera. I might be better off parking on the main road. It’s better lit and has more traffic. Plus my bedroom window looks right out on it.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: Scarpetta

Sorry about your car but putting “offending” stickers on it, be it political or a sports team or that your kid made the honor roll, is asking for it from cretins. However, any car with nothing on it parked in that particular spot at that particular time is enough to set off some thugs. Mine was broken into once because it was the model they were looking for and because I’d made it easy on them by parking at the end of a row and under a light which police tell you is the safest place.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 1:53:46 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Usagi_yo

Blame the victim?


15 posted on 08/12/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: Scarpetta

My older brother had a battery stolen from his car which was in the car port.

He noticed some teenagers working on an old car down the street and had a suspicion. He walked up to them, and began a conversation. He looked and sure enough there was his battery.

He called the cops, they arrested them and to his surprise, the judge gave them a stiff sentence including jail time.

What I am saying is try to figure out for yourself who did it. You may never find out but having a video camera record the area around the car for several nights might be a good idea. Also check around for any neighbors who happen to be very liberal etc.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 1:56:41 PM PDT by yarddog
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Cabellas has game cameras that take very good pictures in low light conditions. Get two or more of them to catch comings and goings from multiple dirctions.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 1:56:45 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Scarpetta

Cabellas has game cameras that take very good pictures in low light conditions. Get two or more of them to catch comings and goings from multiple dirctions.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 1:57:04 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Scarpetta

Freedom has a price tag. Sometimes that price tag is what you pay for in repairs.

Camouflage has strong advantages.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 1:58:20 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Scarpetta
You have very effective bait, why weren’t you in your blind alert, observant and prepared?
20 posted on 08/12/2012 2:00:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Scarpetta

I’m not sure what I’ll do.


I suspect you’ll keep buying tires.......


21 posted on 08/12/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by deport
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To: Usagi_yo; MIchaelTArchangel

If you’re going to do something as inane as littering your vehicle with political stances at least park it in the light with a video camera trained upon it so we can catch the perps.


Should we go back to painting fish on our chests and hiding in catacombs?


22 posted on 08/12/2012 2:01:03 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Scarpetta
It's a fact that people with conservative stickers on cars are highly likely to have this happen in a left of center neighborhood.
But would a care with left wing stickers be vandalized in a right of center neighborhood? Of course not.

That fact speaks volumes in my opinion.

23 posted on 08/12/2012 2:03:03 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Scarpetta
In situations like this, a good place to start would be to ask yourself "What would Walter White do?"

Then do that.

Just don't get caught.

24 posted on 08/12/2012 2:03:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Scarpetta

The cretins who behave like this seem to infest a certain political party. Also, beware the keying in the shopping center parking lot. Any anti Obama or God forbid “Palin” sticker will draw them to you like flies on $h*t. It doesn’t fit the behavior of the Tea Party folk or Conservatives who like express their views peacefully and not destroy the property of others. Its not the same on the other side, as shown in our past election history from the 60’s on.


25 posted on 08/12/2012 2:05:00 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Scarpetta

A motion detector connected to a sprinkler system. We’ve done that to discourage animals. Maybe leftist animals will depart if hit with a nice cold shower.


26 posted on 08/12/2012 2:05:25 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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It’s happened quite a bit to me. Had a Gadsden ripped off my Durango and a full sized one pulled from my front porch. We were in the process of moving so no one was home.

Also had a neighbor who really hates right wingers do several things to the Durango, not the least of which was turning a large lag bolt into the sidewall of a front tire.

The perp is a stoner who is angry with me because I told one of his stoner buddies who lived across the street from me that I had kids and would prosecute ...NOT the words I used...if I found him trying to get my kids hooked.

That guy and his wife eventually were so worried I was going to narc them thy moved across the country to Seattle. They stole everything they could from their house on the way out.

Meanwhile the other stoner/union guy vowed to get me.

As I said we were moving and it wasn’t worth going after him. He has met his own hell anyway.

At one point the leftist were we used to live were so far out they wanted to turn the entire street into a commune!

That’s when I stopped putting money into the property, let it go downhill and held on just long enough to get the last of our kids through school.


27 posted on 08/12/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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I'm not sure what I'll do

Watch Road House:>)

28 posted on 08/12/2012 2:06:29 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: yarddog

A while back a Freeper posted about rubbing poison ivy oil on a political sign. I think he also had cameras focused on the sign. It turned out it was the teenage boy next door. The one who he paid to mow his lawn.

Lawn job lost and lots of itching in private places. LOL


29 posted on 08/12/2012 2:08:08 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Scarpetta
I understand that they now have quick on-off removable stickers. I would look into these and remove them when your car is unattended.

By the way, kudos for not backing down, especially in a liberal area.

30 posted on 08/12/2012 2:10:52 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Some cameras would be nice,,,,, but a motion sensor setting one of these off will scare the poop outa them!

http://www.hornblasters.com/


31 posted on 08/12/2012 2:11:20 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: yarddog

It could be any of my neighbors with the exception of one. In 2010 I put an 5 x 8 banner in my front yard that said “Don’t tell the liberals what comes after a trillion.” I got lots of finger salutes with that one.


32 posted on 08/12/2012 2:11:54 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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Your vote will be enough, why invite trouble?

What is the purpose of putting decals on the car anyway? It’s not going to make the voters change, that will happen when they read the truth.

Not enough information on a decal to do anything but invite these jerks around.

Just fearing for your safety. However I do like the hidden camera ideas:)


33 posted on 08/12/2012 2:13:12 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: PrairieLady2

I could try sleeping in my car for the next couple nights, with my sidearm of course.


34 posted on 08/12/2012 2:13:53 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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If the “progressives” that you're dealing with are anything like the ones that I once dealt with in a rich,leftist suburb of Boston I assure they won't stop.I had my car vandalized dozens of times.And the funny thing is,I never saw,or heard of,any evidence of any nearby cars having been damaged.
35 posted on 08/12/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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I would put MORE stickers on the vehicle.....And wait for them to do it again. Film the incident and hope the idiots have the knife on them when they get popped so it’s a felony.

Or get your self a Trunk Monkey?? LOL...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCUBxgdKZ_Y


36 posted on 08/12/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Scarpetta

Speaking as a former Prosecutor, and while it sounds like it may be politically motivated, are you sure? I had the same thing happen in 2004 (my car had Bush stickers, etc.) and we later discovered it was just some idiot teenagers slashing tires.

having said that, what I would suggest (if convenient, etc) is to mount a hidden camera to watch your vehicle. They are pretty inexpensive, small, and can be hooked into your cpu with everything recorded on your hard drive. I’d recommend an external hard drive so it doesn’t fill up your main drive.

Just a thought. Sorry to hear it happened. Been there, as they say.


37 posted on 08/12/2012 2:17:55 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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I worked at a manufacturing plant employing many blacks during the Obama campaign. There was not one McCain bumper sticker, but the lot was well populated by Obama stickers. We discussed this and everybody I spoke with had independent decided that their car would be damaged if they put a McCain sticker on it. Nothing speaks more loudly about the difference between liberals and conservatives than how they treat each other’s property. I can’t even imagine a conservative damaging somebody else’s property.

The same is true of my front yard. I contribute money, but I’m not going to foolishly “invite” malicious damage.


38 posted on 08/12/2012 2:19:22 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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I did recently “unfriend” a couple from down the block because I couldn’t stand their constant posts homophobes during the Chick-Fil-A debacle. She has since sent me a new friend request, which I have ignored.

I wouldn’t put it past her little troll of a husband from doing this, maybe in anger for the Paul Ryan selection. He knows Obammie is going cablammy.


39 posted on 08/12/2012 2:20:17 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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” again, I’m not sure what I’ll do”

Put more stickers on your car and hide with a baseball bat in the bushes nearest your car.


40 posted on 08/12/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: fwdude

I’m proud of my political persuasion. It’s the mental midgets on the other side who should be ashamed.


41 posted on 08/12/2012 2:22:35 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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Buy a infrared game camera and try to catch the perps in the act...then turn over the evidence to the police.
42 posted on 08/12/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT by nsidetrk
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To: Scarpetta
Buy a infrared game camera and try to catch the perps in the act...then turn over the evidence to the police.
43 posted on 08/12/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT by nsidetrk
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Buy a infrared game camera with motion detection and color to try to catch the perps in the act...then turn over the evidence to the police.


44 posted on 08/12/2012 2:27:08 PM PDT by nsidetrk
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To: RIghtwardHo

You could be right. I have had most of those stickers on my car for years now. The size of the knife that did the damage is scary though. Like Bowie knife sized.


45 posted on 08/12/2012 2:28:27 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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Would you go into a rap club and shout the N word then whine when you get your ass kicked?


46 posted on 08/12/2012 2:32:20 PM PDT by LiberConservative (Looking for that special "someone else" that makes things happen.)
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Lay in wait.

47 posted on 08/12/2012 2:36:55 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Scarpetta

Replace the air in the tires with nerve gas ??????


48 posted on 08/12/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good in the obama nation.)
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To: prisoner6
That guy and his wife eventually were so worried I was going to narc them thy moved across the country to Seattle.

Thanks a lot!

49 posted on 08/12/2012 2:42:15 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Lady Lucky

Bingo! Set up a camera and you may bag a Democrat activist or candidate.


50 posted on 08/12/2012 2:45:00 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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