Wtf is wrong with people

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  1. deadmanglocking

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    My father is in the ICU in Abilene Tx. While my sister and mother were in his room someone took their keys and stole my sisters new car. It had both their purses in it and the kids carseats. They better hope the police find them before I do. What kind of person preys on people in an ICU waiting room..
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I hope your father gets well.
     

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    Sorry to hear about your family's misfortune.
    Most hospitals have more cameras than you can shake a stick at. It should be a matter of getting police to review the footage.
    One problem that often will arise in this kind of situation is that it is not a high priority for the police to investigate. You have to bother the crap out of them.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I hate stories like this.
     
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    We have a pic of her when she exited the ICU ward but no pic of her face. The nurses said the don't recognize her.
     
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    With the variety of "hate crime" laws, there should be an extra kick in the ass for anybody caught stealing from people at hospitals where they are already vulnerable and stressed.:steamed:

    Hope they catch the perp and he or she falls down the stairs a few times.

    Hope your father gets well soon and everything works out.
     
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    Was there possibly an iPhone in the car too? You hear of more theft recoveries lately because of Find My iPhone.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your father but for the life of me, I can't figure out why people leave their purses in the car. :dunno:
     
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    My sympathy to all of you, an additional burden at a very bad time. I would think about having the locks changed at the dwelling as they may come back and try to burglarize the house. Having spent lots of time in hospitals last year with my dad and this year with my wife, my thoughts are with you. Wash hands frequently and watch the staff to see that they do the same. My dad wound up with a going away present; C-diff which persisted for over a year despite treatment. We observed very poor protocol in non professional staff. Best of luck.
     
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    By chance did the car come equipped with a satellite service/gps/onstar?
    If so, activate it for a location.

    Just wondering, did the hospital cross reference the thief's picture/clothing/race to anyone entering an icu room? The thief probably has family or a friend there.

    And change those door locks NOW!!!

    Good luck


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    Probably less vulnerable than carrying them with them. I only know one person than has had a purse stolen from a car, and the door was unlocked. I've heard of several people that had their purse stolen while it was "with them."

    Not sure why women feel the need to carry purses anyway.
     
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    No matter how little you expect from people, they will continue to amaze you.
     
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    That was probably a reasonably smart crook. He knew the last thing onsomeones mind in an ICU is their car keys.
     
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    I bet it is an inside job with an accomplise on the outside. They would have to know what they were doing to plan it out so carefully.
     
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    The few times I have been in emergency rooms made me wish there was a SWAT team on standby.
     
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    I found the car by going to a few of my old neighborhoods. She took the key with her and emptied the car. Took all the luggage and personal stuff. She even stole the owners manual. Waiting on the locksmith to cut a freakin 400 dollar key.
     
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    At least you have the car.
    With insurance what it is and if you owed the full load and didnt have gap insurance you may have been deeper in by a few thousand.

    Still sucks to get robbed like that.



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    ## THIS:wavey: